China. Import beer market saw great changes

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As summer came, the season of beer sales has started. Consumers saw imported beer in the best shelf spaces in many big supermarkets. Profits from selling imported beer are much higher than from Chinese sorts which created a great problem for the local brewers. (more…)

Philippines. San Miguel to invest in Duterte’s former backyard

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San Miguel is considering more industrial parks, gasoline stations, and feed mills for the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, betting on president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to promote economic development outside the capital. (more…)

Review of Russian Beer Market: Research of Euromonitor International

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Starting from 2007, the Russian beer market has been demonstrating an annual decline, and 2015 was not an exception. The negative macroeconomic situation in the country had a strong impact on the market in the past year, affecting the increase of food inflation. Apart from the difficult economic situation, the past year was memorable for the beer industry for a number of legislative initiatives that had a negative effect on the market. (more…)

A new Vietnamese consumer is emerging…

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At Heineken Financial Markets Conference (Ho Chi Minh City, 11 May, 2016) there were made several detailed reports on Heineken strategy in Asia Pacific region as well as on the current state of Vietnam beer market. Below you will find a fragment of Vietnam market overview, represented by Laurent Theodore, Commercial Director of Vietnam Brewery. Ltd (Heineken N.V.). (more…)

Vietnam. Sabeco, Habeco say no to exchange listings

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Ignoring current stock market regulations – and continuous urging from the community of investors – the two largest brewers in Việt Nam still found reasons not to list on the local exchanges, after 8 years of equitisation. (more…)