Group Business Editor, ROTIMI DUROJAIYE, examines the enormous growth potential in the Nigerian beer market, and why the country is fingered as the beer market by some of the world’s brewing giants. Netherlands-based Heineken NV, one of the world’s largest brewers of alcoholic beverages, among others, and parent company of Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, recently announced the acquisition of five brewing plants across Nigeria. (more…)
Asahi Breweries Ltd. gained the biggest domestic market share for the first time in two years in 2010, according to data five major brewers released Monday. (more…)
Beverage maker Suntory Holdings Ltd will seek to boost annual sales in China to 100 billion yen from the current 30 billion yen by stepping up marketing of vintage wines, health foods and other high-quality products for wealthy Chinese. (more…)
Baxter Brewing in Maine has joined a growing number of small craft-beer breweries distributing their brews in cans — just like mainstream mass-produced beers — rather than in bottles. A decade ago, it’s believed there weren’t any U.S. craft breweries canning their suds. Nowadays, nearly 100 sell at least one beer variety in metal. (more…)
Kentucky Ale is getting popular outside the state. (more…)
Antic, the London pub group that owns the Dogstar in Brixton, is set to expand from 16 to 24 sites. (more…)
Demand for locally-produced beer is growing across the country, and here in the Mid-South it’s fueling the expansion of a brewery in Memphis.
“We need to increase our refrigeration space, and increase our production capabilities in terms of extra boilers, more fermentation tanks, so we have more time and space to age the beers,” said Chuck Skypeck, founding partner of Ghost River Brewing. (more…)
A stronger than expected UK GDP print for the third quarter has caught the market off guard and suggests that the recovery is more robust than expected. (more…)
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jean-Fran?ois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Heineken NV, joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEOs of other leading international companies for the launch of Global Compact LEAD.
This new platform created by the UN Global Compact has been established to set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability. (more…)
With 2011 sizing up to be a thrilling year for beer, the drinks business picked the brains of several leading on-trade operators and industry observers and, like a FIFA executive prodding a German octopus, asked them for their predictions. (more…)