Carlsberg creates fizz

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The Danish beer maker has emerged the number three player after just over four years in India, but it still has miles to go. (more…)

United Breweries launched Heineken in India

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Heineken, the global beer brand has been launched in India by United Breweries. United Breweries announced the launch of locally brewed and bottled Heineken®beer from their brewery in Taloja, near Mumbai. (more…)

India. United Breweries to set up two greenfield breweries

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United Breweries is setting up two greenfield breweries — one in Mysore and the other in Patna — and also proposes to add capacity to several of its existing breweries . “Investments for new breweries are in the range of Rs 150 crore per brewery and the total investment for the year is around Rs 500 crore,” Mr Cedric Vaz, Executive Vice-President – Marketing, told Business Line. (more…)

India. Shivsu Canada forms JV with Belgian brewery equipment firm

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Shivsu Canada Pure Fillers (SCPF), an India-based manufacturer of integrated botlled water solutions, has created a joint venture with Belgium-based brewery equipment company, PRODEB Brewery & Technology, in attempt to capitalize on the growing beer market in India. (more…)

India. United Breweries’ profitability may remain under pressure

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The country’s largestbeer sellerUnited Breweries (UBL) has reported a stellar operating performance in the last few quarters. It was able to clock doubledigit revenue growth in each of the last six quarters despite increasing competition in the domestic beer market from recently-launched international brands. The company has undertaken capacity expansion which will help it to address the growing beer consumption in the country. However, profitability may remain under pressure owing to volatile raw material costs and intense competition. (more…)

India. First time in 8 yrs, beer sales dip in summer

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A feel good economy perks up beer enthusiasts in emerging markets, said an investment report from Swiss bank UBS last year. India’s beer consumption in the peak summer months declined for the first time in eight years probably tracking sober economic mood and steep price hikes in the big guzzling states like Maharashtra. (more…)