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Vladimir Pekic

Articles by Vladimir Pekic

Majority control of Pivovarna Lasko is up for grabsPivovarna Lasko auction enters final phase 20 March 2015

Pivovarna Lasko is poised to welcome a new majority owner, with the auction process for over half of the Slovenian brewer and soft drinks producer entering the home straight.

The Croatian state initially tried to privatise Dalmacijavino in 2011Auction process ends, finally, for Dalmacijavino with Ostrc 24 February 2015

Dalmacijavino has finally been sold, to Ostrc, following ten failed auction attempts.

Hafil is looking to launch Edge in the US BRAZIL: Hafil Group eyes US launch with Edge energy drink 4 September 2014

Brazil’s Hafil Group is in “advanced negotiations with a large US distributor” to enter the American market with Edge, its flagship energy drink brand.

BRAZIL: Coca-Cola Co rolls out Powerade Zero flavours 13 August 2014

The Coca-Cola Company has rolled out two of its Powerade Zero variants to Brazil.

KOSOVO: Lasko Group sells off majority stake in Birra Peja 16 July 2014

Lasko Group, the parent company of Slovenia's Pivovarna Lasko brewer, has sold a 57.6% stake in Kosovo-based Birra Peja.

Pivovarna Lasko is Slovenia's leading domestic brewerSLOVENIA: Pivovarna Lasko on the hunt for new investment 11 July 2014

Pivovarna Lasko has begun a search for a strategic investor willing to inject at least EUR75m (US$102.1m) of fresh capital into the company.

Coca-Cola Brazil's Leão FuzeProduct Launch - BRAZIL: Coca-Cola Brazil's Leao Fuze 30 June 2014

Coca-Cola Brazil has launched its new line of ready-to-drink sugar-free teas in two green tea flavours

Unidos pela Cerveja Pale Ale Product Launch - BRAZIL/ARGENTINA: Bierland and Cerveceria Antares' Unidos pela Cerveja Pale Ale 18 June 2014

Brazilian brewery Bierland and Argentina’s Cerveceria Antares brewery have launched a new jointly-produced limited-edition pale ale.

AX Beer and Cervejaria Krug Bier will launch Caibeerinha in Brazil later this yearProduct Launch - BRAZIL: AX Beer, Cervejaria Krug Bier's Caibeerinha 28 May 2014

Brazilian brewers AX Beer and Cervejaria Krug Bier have teamed up to create a caipirinha-infused beer.

MEXICO: Tequila full-year export volumes up 3% 23 May 2014

Tequila exports rose 3% by volume in 2013, with orders from the biggest customer, the US, rising by more than 5m litres.

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