SABMiller: Tsogo Sun, Gold Reef Resorts Merger Unconditional

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SABMiller PLC (SAB.JO), the brewer which houses premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, and Grolsch, said Friday all conditions precedent relating to the merger of Tsogo Sun, its South African hotels and gaming associate, with Gold Reef Resorts Ltd. have been fulfilled or waived and accordingly, the transaction has become unconditional. (more…)

India. Q&A: Kalyan Ganguly, MD, United Breweries

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United Breweries Ltd, with 53 per cent of the Indian beer market, has seen sound demand in the third quarter of the current financial year. Of the 230 million cases of beer sold in the country annually, 130 million cases are from UB. It is to introduce Heineken beer in the latter part of 2011. Kalyan Ganguly, managing director, discusses growth and challenges with Raghuvir Badrinath and Debasis Mohapatra. (more…)

Plze?sk? Prazdroj announces its sales results for 2010

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Dramatic increase in excise tax in January 2010 in combination with difficult economic conditions resulted in decline of the overall beer market. Plze?sk? Prazdroj was no exception to this trend* and its sales domestically and aboard declined by 6% in annual comparison. (more…)

Ireland. Heineken warn of challenging 2011

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Heineken’s Irish market share grew marginally last year — driven by good performances from its eponymous lager and Coors Light brands — but the company has warned of a “challenging” 2011 ahead. (more…)

US. Outgrowing its Fulton Street brewery, Goose Island outsourcing two beers

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Chicago’s biggest craft beer producer, Goose Island, is outgrowing its britches on the Near West Side. Fighting to keep up with growing demand as the craft beer market in the United States explodes, while still innovating and brewing new beverages, the company has reached a deal to outsource two of its beers to a brewery in New Hampshire. (more…)

Russia. Investors eye Carlsberg views on rising costs

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Carlsberg’s (CARLb.CO) strategy for coping with rising raw material costs and its views on growth in the key Russian beer market will be in the spotlight when the Danish brewer reports results on Monday. (more…)

Prazdroj has a new director of corporate relations and communication

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Drahom?ra Mand?kov? (38) has been named director of corporate relations and communication at Plze?sk? Prazdroj. She will fall back on her experience from her previous position as manager of customer relations in Plze?sk? Prazdroj, together with her 11-year experience in our sister company, Pivovary Topvar, in Slovakia.
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