Japan. March Beer Shipment Down 11% With Breweries Damaged By Quake

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Overall beer shipments for Japan’s five top brewers in March plunged 10.9% from a year earlier, their first double-digit decline in 14 months, due to lost output at quake-damaged breweries, according to beer shipment data released Tuesday by the companies. (more…)

Japan. Kirin plans to restart operations at its Sendai brewery

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Japanese Kirin Brewery Company aims to restart operations at its facility in Sendai, that is located in the prefecture hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami in March by September or October this year, Koichi Matsuzawa, the company’s president, said at a news conference last week. (more…)

SABMiller in $39.5m Indian tax fight

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SABMiller has become the latest London-listed company to clash with Indian regulators after New Delhi demanded payment of $39.5m in tax on the brewery group’s 2006 acquisition of Indian assets from Foster’s, the Australian brewer. (more…)

SABMiller announces further investment in its Southern Sudan operations

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SABMiller plc [SAB:LSE/SAB:JNB] subsidiary company Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd (SSBL) announces that it is investing an additional US$15 million in its operations in South Sudan to increase production capacity and build on the strong performance of its local brand portfolio. (more…)

Malteurop nominates new CEO

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Malteurop Groupe, a subsidiary of Sicla?, has announced the nomination of Daniel Faguer as Chief Executive Officer, as of 4th April 2011. He will report to Alain Le Floch, Managing Director of Champagne C?r?ales Group, and Director of Sicla?. (more…)

Cheers to the Asian beer market

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It was probably a change of mind when Carlsberg dropped its “Probably the best beer in the world” slogan for “‘That calls for a Carlsberg”. (more…)