Tipplers in ‘God’s own country’ drank up 70 percent more wine and 36 percent more beer in December 2015 compared to November that year. Government-run Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) witnessed a general spurt in its liquor sales during Christmas and New Year season. (more…)
Each April, as Burma’s favorite festival nears, the sound of a familiar tune can be heard through loudspeakers and car radios: Tupo Tupo.
The beloved tune, written by Mandalay’s Myoma Nyein, has become synonymous with Thingyan, the water festival celebrating the Burmese New Year. The title, Tupo, was derived from the sound of Burmese drums and gongs played throughout the holiday. The well-known musician was surprised last year when, sometime in April, a new beer was being advertised with an uncanny name. (more…)
Suntory Holdings Ltd., the nation’s third-ranked beer maker by market share, wants to focus on boosting profits at its Beam spirits unit and upgrading its own beers rather than on buying SABMiller PLC’s Peroni and Grolsch brands in Europe. (more…)
When Jin Xin first started selling imported premium beer a decade ago, his bar manager predicted that it would take a month or two just to sell a single case. But within a few years business picked up, and soon customers started frequenting the bar for its India pale ales and other European beers. (more…)
Starting from 1 January, the wholesalers and the retailers from 1 July are obliged to connect to the electronic system USAIS, created to control the turnover of alcohol in Russia. According to RBC, the new rules have already caused interruption in alcohol supplies. (more…)
According to Galina Korenkova, CEO of CJSC Ukrbeer, the expert assessment of the volumes of beer production in Ukraine (more…)
Food and beverage companies are increasing production in Vietnam to meet the strong demand in this country.
Masan Consumer has officially opened its fish sauce and instant noodle factory in Nghe An in November. (more…)
Philippine conglomerate San Miguel Corp (SMC.PS) will partner with Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co Ltd (2503.T) if it bids for SABMiller PLC’s (SAB.L) Grolsch and Peroni beer brands, its President Ramon Ang said on Friday. (more…)
Last year, both Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (Sabeco) and Hanoi Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (Habeco), the biggest brewers in Vietnam in terms of output, saw a marked decrease in their share of the country’s beer market. (more…)
In a bid to go after rampant manufacture and sale of illicitly distilled liquor, the Andhra Pradesh Government is finalising a strategy to make the State free of it by April-end. (more…)