Premium beers set to drive growth in the off trade Brazilian beer market, reports Mintel

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While the appeal of standard beer for consumers in Brazil is far from flat with local beer brands now accounting for 19 out of every 20 beers sold in Brazil, new research from Mintel reveals that the premium end of the market may be instigating a change in taste for Brazilian consumers. Indeed, while volumes of standard beer decreased by 2% year on year to 2011, volumes of strong and premium beer grew an impressive 18%. (more…)

Having a Beer With a Smartphone

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Drinking beer used to be simple. But the exploding popularity of craft beer over the past several years has changed that, giving beer drinkers a new world of possibilities — and a range of hard decisions. (more…)

SAB Posts Strong Growth in Revenue and Profit in Six Months to End September 2012

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– SAB Beverages revenue grows 10% to R20.7-billion
– EBITA grows 11% to R3.5-billion
– Interim dividend of R46-million for Zenzele, SAB’s empowerment programme
– Lager volumes grow 1% to 12.44-million hl
– Market share gains were made in the highly competitive beer business
– Soft drinks volumes grow 8% to 7.8-million hl (more…)