Budejovicky Budvar has seen exports grow sales by 15%

Budejovicky Budvar has seen exports grow sales by 15%

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has reported a 10% rise in beer volumes in the first seven months of this year.

Group sales of core brand Budvar Premium Lager rose by 8% in the seven months to the end of July, the company said. Total canned sales doubled. 

Budvar said the bulk of its sales growth came from exports, which rose by 15% in the seven-month period. Sales for non-filtered yeast beer Budweiser Budvar Cvikl “progressed well”, the company added.

The brewer said that sales of Carlsberg's cider brand, Somersby, in Czech also saw a two-fold increase in the period. Budvar is the exclusive distributor of the cider brand in the country. A pear flavoured version of Somersby was released in Czech in May

In March, Budvar set a suggested over-21 age limit on its Premier Select high-alcohol beer.

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