Blog: Pooled result
Chris Brook-Carter | 8 October 2003
About 6.3m people crowded into the beer tents during the festival, about 400,000 more than in the last two years, and drank 6.1 million litres of beer, an increase of 7%. This is a number beaten only in 2000, when a record 6,5 million litres were drunk, was more consumed.
According to reports demand was so spectacular in the first week of the festival, due to warm and dry weather, that some taps briefly ran out of beer.
Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions....
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Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September....
In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand....
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