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Analysis - SABMiller faces Colombia challenge 14 Nov 2014

With markets as varied as SABMiller's, there's always going to be a few bad eggs in quarterly results. Yesterday's first-half statement was no different, with China and Australia marked out as the problem pupils. Latin America, in contrast, behaved impeccably with the region boosting sales by 4% and EBITDA by a healthy 7%.

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CCU gets green light for Colombia beer JV 12 Feb 2015

Financial regulators in Colombia have waved through a deal allowing private conglomerate Postobón and Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) to brew and sell Heineken's brands in the South American country, according to reports.


Diageo opens Colombia airport store 20 Nov 2014

Diageo has launched a store exclusively for its own brands in Colombia's main international airport.


CCU to launch in Colombia beer market 11 Nov 2014

CCU, the Chilean drinks firm, is set to launch into the Colombian beer market after signing a joint-venture deal with private conglomerate Postobón.


SABMiller names new Bavaria chief 9 Sep 2013

SABMiller has appointed a new president of its Colombian brewing subsidiary, Bavaria.


Coca-Cola unveils ice bottle for Colombian beaches 12 Jul 2013

Coca-Cola Co has released a bottle for its trademark brand made entirely out of ice.


Coca-Cola FEMSA pours US$200m into Colombia 31 Aug 2011

Coca-Cola FEMSA is to increase investment in Colombia to take advantage of the country's fast-growing economy.


Coca-Cola FEMSA to build Colombia facility 9 May 2011

Coca-Cola FEMSA is to build a US$160m bottling facility in Colombia, according to reports.


SABMiller's Bavaria establishes US$1.3bn programme 30 Mar 2011

SABMiller's Colombian division, Bavaria, has set up a US$1.3bn bond and commercial paper programme.


SABMiller appoints Bavaria president 6 Dec 2010

SABMiller has confirmed the replacement for Karl Lippert as president of its Colombian subsidiary, Bavaria.


SABMiller's Latin America chief to retire 22 Oct 2010

SABMiller's president for its Latin America beer business, Barry Smith, is to retire.