Hundreds turn up for North Korea’s first beer festival

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North Korea is known for many things, but a watering hole it wasn’t — until now.

On Friday, the Communist country’s capital of Pyongyang played host to its first ever beer festival which saw 800 attendees turn up to join in the festivities. (more…)

Sapporo launched new brand for Vietnam exclusively

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1470890351-bia-cua-nguoi-viet--2-Sapporo Vietnam introduced a new product, “Blue Cup”, the first brand by the company exclusively for Vietnam consumers.

“Blue Cup” is the second product after Sapporo Premium Beer, imported to Vietnam market.”Blue Cup” is packed into 330 ml can, which stands out on shelves for its light blue colors and blue lid. (more…)

Vietnam. Delayed state divestment, listing restrict growth of Sabeco, Habeco

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Recently uncovered bad management practices at Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Sabeco) and Hanoi Beer, Alcohol and Beverage JSC (Habeco), the two largest beer companies in Vietnam in terms of market share, show that the longer they delay becoming public companies, the more they will lag behind competitors. (more…)

Myanmar. Beer station profits slump as pumps close

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Some Yangon beer stations are still flouting a long-ignored law against selling draught beer without a special licence, which local authorities recently started trying to enforce. Those that have followed the letter of the law, meanwhile, are seeing business slump. (more…)

Vietnam’s largest beer producer Sabeco has new CEO

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Industry and Trade approved the appointment of Mr. Le Hong Xanh, 59, as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Saigon Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) as of August 4, replacing Mr. Vo Thanh Ha. (more…)