Japan. Beer shipments rise 4% in April

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Although the overall market has been shrinking, beer shipments in Japan turned higher in April following a sharp fall (-19.9%) in March. (more…)

Romania. Ursus Breweries’ volumes drop 8%

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In the financial year ended at March 31st, 2011 Ursus Breweries’ volumes declined by 8% in an economy which is slow to recover. Consumer confidence continues to be seriously impacted by government austerity measures and a decline in real wages. (more…)

Royal Unibrew sells Solomon Breweries to APB

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Royal Unibrew A/S has today received and accepted a conditional offer made to all shareholders of Solomon Breweries Ltd. by Asia Pacific Breweries Limited, Singapore. (more…)

Craft Brewers Alliance Reports First Quarter 2011 Results

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Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. (CBA) (Nasdaq:HOOK – News), an independent craft brewing company, reported net sales of $32.3 million and net income of $16,000 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 as compared with net sales of $27.5 million and net income of $209,000 for the same quarter a year ago. (more…)