drinktec joins the social web: facebook, twitter & Co.

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drinktec is now also getting involved in social networking. Already, two-and-a-half years before the start of the fair, you can start chatting and exchanging information on facebook and twitter. And on YouTube, you can look at pictures and hear comments about drinktec 2009. (more…)

BCME releases 2010 beverage can market statistics

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In 2010, the European beverage can market hit 54.1bn cans, up 5.2% from 2009. The latest statistics from BCME (Beverage Can Makers Europe) show that despite tough economic conditions last year, there was strong growth in the beverage can market in Europe. (more…)

Another Milestone for Heineken in Mexico

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Heineken today announced that it reached another important milestone in Mexico, less than a year after the acquisition of Cuauht?moc Moctezuma (CM) as part of the FEMSA beer operations transaction. The new developments include the brewing of the Heineken® brand in one of CM’s most modern, high-tech breweries located in Orizaba, Veracruz, as well as the introduction of new, innovative bottle and can designs for the premium Heineken brand. (more…)

Corona Brewer Drinks to Family Business

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In a fast-consolidating global beer industry, Grupo Modelo SAB Chief Executive Carlos Fern?ndez is trying to keep his company in the family. (more…)

Kingway says shareholder sells stake at premium

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Kingway Brewery Holdings Ltd (0124.HK) said shareholder Heineken-APB (China) Pte Ltd had agreed to sell its entire stake in the Chinese brewer at a price representing a 62.8 percent premium to its last close. (more…)

Japan: Kirin Brewery spills beer in earthquake

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The picture on the right is of the Kirin Brewery in Sendai, in the Miyagi Prefecture roughly 235 miles north of Tokyo and just off the Oshika Peninsula.
Sendai was devastated by Friday’s earthquake, and four large holding tanks at the brewery were destroyed. (more…)

India. SABMiller likely to be back in black this year

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SABMiller India, the country’s second largest beer company, expects to book profits in the current fiscal after two years of successive losses. It also hopes to increase market share in profitable states and grow in Andhra Pradesh, the largest beer market in India. (more…)