Heineken’s takeover of S&N to be probed

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HEINEKEN’S takeover of the Scottish and Newcastle brewery is to be investigated by the same Government committee which examined the Kraft Cadbury takeover, The Journal can reveal. (more…)

ABInbev focus on organic growth not M&A – paper

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Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world’s largest brewer, has reached the right scale and aims for organic growth rather than acquisitions, chief executive Carlos Brito told Belgian business daily De Tijd. (more…)

US. New Belgium Brewing Announces Can Line Expansion

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New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce it is breaking ground on a 16,000 sq. foot can line addition to its bottling hall. The new system, manufactured by KHS, will increase New Belgium’s canning volume capacity six fold. (more…)

Russia plans crackdown on sale of beer

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* Lower parliament chamber may pass bill this week
* Bill’s passage a formality -source
* Beer sales would be banned in shops 11pm-8am, from Jan. 2013
* Total ban at other locations, including outdoor kiosks
* Carlsberg shares slump 4pct; Russia is brewer’s biggest market (more…)

BGI Ethiopia Acquires 25 Percent of Raya Brewery’s Shares

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Failing to acquire two state owned breweries, Harar Brewery and Bedele Brewery, and losing them to its archrival Heineken, BGI Ethiopia has secured a deal its managers believe will help them conquer the northern market. (more…)

Three year market performance summary of the SABMiller Ukrainian branch

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On July 4, 2008, SABMiller plc, one of the leaders brewers in the world, entered the Ukrainian market, having bought «Sarmat» enterprise. During the last three years, the private company «Miller Brands Ukraine», a new branch of SABMiller, has completely modernised the acquired facilities and integrated the company into the global structure of the group, as well as introduced several new brands of the global SABMiller portfolio to the Ukrainian market. (more…)

AB InBev to invest $703 million in Argentina 2011-2015

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Quilmes beer and malt company, part of the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), will invest 3 billion pesos ($703 million) in Argentina between 2011 and 2015, the government said on Wednesday. (more…)

Carlsberg shares hit by Russia beer sale woes

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Shares in Danish brewer Carlsberg A/S (CARLb.CO) slid on Wednesday on worries that its largest single market, Russia, could pass a law that would severely restrict beer sales. (more…)