Heineken NV may bid for Brazil No. 2 brewer

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Heineken NV (HEIN.AS), the world’s third-largest brewer by volume, is considering making an offer for Brazilian brewer Primo Schincariol Industria de Cervejas e Refrigerantes SA, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. (more…)

Heineken sees 2011 cost pressure after strong Q1

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Heineken NV (HEIN.AS), the world’s third-largest brewer, increased beer sales in all regions of the world in the first quarter, but it warned that its strong earnings would not be replicated throughout the year. (more…)

Global brewers: too much froth

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Order a beer in Amsterdam and it is served with a big foamy head, something that can make drinkers feel they are the victim of the publican’s cost saving programme. Investors in Dutch brewer Heineken may feel the same way. (more…)

Ethiopia: Agency’s Revised Plan May Thwart Heineken’s Market Entry

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The aspiration of Heineken NV to expand into the Ethiopian market rests with the board of directors of the Privatisation and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) that is to decide whether to follow through with the agency’s amended plan to retain six enterprises under government ownership. (more…)