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Vietnam volume slip disappoints Heineken 24 Apr 2014

Heineken's CFO has admitted being disappointed at the group's first-quarter performance in one of its key markets, Vietnam, but said the company is still stealing marketshare in the country.


Comment - Diageo goes Native in Vietnam 27 Jan 2011

Diageo's decision to partner with Vietnam's local spirits hero, Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co, looks like a shrewd move, even if the financial benefits start at a trickle.

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A-B InBev confirms February opening for brewery 12 Aug 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to open its first brewery in Vietnam in February.


Vietnam soda tax proposals "discriminatory" 7 Jul 2014

A proposed “bubble tax” on carbonated sodas in Vietnam is unfair as it will fall “almost exclusively” on US soft drink brands, a US trade body has argued.


Sabeco opens new US$21m Vietnam brewery 22 Oct 2013

Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) has unveiled a new US$21m brewery in Vietnam's Ninh Thuan region, its 22nd plant in the country, according to local reports.


A-B InBev plans Vietnam brewery build 26 Apr 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev is planning to build a brewery in Vietnam to capitalise on the country's fast-expanding beer market.


Heineken, SABMiller silent on Sabeco rumours 23 Nov 2012

Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports that they are separately considering taking a stake in state-owned Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) in Vietnam.


Coca-Cola silent on Tan Hiep Phat Beverage tie-up 6 Nov 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has declined to comment on a report that it is among “several” international drinks firms interested in a JV with Vietnam's Tan Hiep Phat Beverage Group.


Coca-Cola Co to pump US$300m into Vietnam 26 Oct 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up a further US$300m to spend in Vietnam in the next three years.


PepsiCo sells 51% of Vietnam unit to Suntory 23 Oct 2012

PepsiCo is to sell 51% of its Vietnam beverage business to Suntory, the US soft drinks company announced today (23 October).


Diageo ups stake in Vietnam's Halico to 45% 15 Jun 2012

Diageo is set to increase its stake in Vietnam's Hanoi Liqour Joint Stock Co to 45.52% after completing a public offer.


Carlsberg acquires rest of Hue Brewery 28 Oct 2011

Carlsberg has acquired the remaining 50% of Hue Brewery that it did not already own, the Denmark-based brewer has said.