Australia. CCA to stay in beer market

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Soft drink supplier Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) says it will re-enter the beer market despite having to give up its beer operations if SABMiller succeeds in taking over Foster’s Group. (more…)

Judge Suspends Purchase Of Brazil Brewer

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A judge has ordered the temporary suspension of a $2.53 billion deal that would give Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co. a controlling stake in Brazilian beer producer Schincariol. (more…)

Britain to cut taxes on low-alcohol beers

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Major breweries in Britain have plans to develop low-alcohol beers, following a new government measure to cut down duty on low-alcohol beers, which is set to be implemented this October. (more…)

Kirin Holdings reports sales down 1%, net profit up 151% in H1 2011

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Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company on Friday reported the impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck on March 11, continued to place downward pressure on the Japanese economy during the first six months of this year, especially in production. Despite the harsh conditions continuing though, constraints on the supply side have been gradually easing and consumer spending is bottoming out, the company said. (more…)

The first Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant in Asia will open in Vietnam

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A chain of brand restaurants Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant (PUOR) is growing and is now reaching other continents. The first Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant in Asia opened its doors to guests in Hanoi, in the capital city of Vietnam. Pilsner Urquell has already a lot of fans in Vietnam, and only in 2010 Plze?sk? Prazdroj exported here over 1,500 hectolitres of the lager from Plze?, that is a third more than the previous year. For many years it exported only
cans, however this year Vietnam will receive beer barrels. (more…)

Budvar praises ruling in Anheuser-Busch case

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State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar, which has been fighting a long legal battle with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over the Budweiser brand, said Thursday it has won the latest round in Bulgaria. (more…)