Grupo Modelo’s quarterly volume grows by 8.8%

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Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. and Subsidiaries, the leading brewer in Mexico and producer of the best-selling Mexican beer in the world, on Friday announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2011. During the second quarter of the year, total volume sold in the domestic market, including the imported brand portfolio, increased 8.0% compared to the same period in 2010, for a total of 10.9 million hectoliters. (more…)

US. Craft beer industry follows lead of wine trails

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As wine tourists drive along County Road 139 to Sheldrake Point Vineyards on Cayuga Lake, they are often tempted to top at the Wyckoff farm stand and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year, however, their yen for local produce came with questions about the skyward-growing crop in a field across the way. (more…)

Czech Republic. Summer with cans

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Summer is in full swing and with it comes trips into nature and to the water. Czechs, famous for their love of beer, don’t want to miss their favourite drinks even during their summer activities, and for this reason they often brings their drinks in cans. A statistic from the Gambrinus brewery supports this as well. In the winter, cans account for approx. 4.5% of all packaged beer on the market, that number reaches 7.5% in the summer. (more…)

UK. Brewers launch new female-friendly beers

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Two of the world’s biggest brewers, Molson Coors and Carlsberg, are to launch new ‘female friendly’ beers into the UK to stem the decline in beer sales by targeting females. (more…)

Japan. First-half beer shipments fall to record low since 1992

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In Japan shipments of beer and quasi-beer decreased by 3.5% year-on-year to 200,323,000 cases in the first half of 2011, data released on Tuesday by the country’s five major brewers showed. This is the lowest since comparable statistics became available in 1992. The previous low was recorded in 2010. (more…)

Foster’s names new chief marketing officer

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Australian brewing group Foster’s has appointed Andy Gibson to the role of chief marketing officer, effective November 1, 2011. Gibson will be a part of the company’s executive leadership team. (more…)