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UK: Scottish & Newcastle UK takes over Tiger Beer in UK

13 Jan 2009

Asia Pacific Breweries has switched the importation, marketing and distribution of its Tiger Beer brand to Scottish & Newcastle UK in the country.

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific Breweries raises Thai APB stake

26 Dec 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries has upped its stake in Thai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. and TAP Trading Co.

Beer review 2008 - Mega-merger marks ‘watershed’ year for beer

18 Dec 2008

The brewing sector has seen steady consolidation in recent years and 2008 was certainly no exception. Olly Wehring reviews a year which began with the protracted takeover of S&N by Heineken and Carlsberg and later saw InBev’s colossal $52bn acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

28 Nov 2008

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Tiger Beer “ladyboy” ad banned

26 Nov 2008

A poster advert for Asia Pacific Breweries' Tiger beer brand in the UK has been banned by the country's advertising watchdog following complaints of it being “disrespectful to Eastern culture”.

The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II

18 Nov 2008

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

SINGAPORE: Big brands boost Asia Pacific Breweries FY

17 Nov 2008

Strong growth from Tiger and Heineken beer brands have boosted Asia Pacific Breweries in its full-year, the brewer has said.

INDIA: Asia Pacific Breweries to build brewery

21 Oct 2008

Asia pacific Breweries (APB) plans to build a new brewery in Goa, and is on the hunt for a second location in the country.

UK: Cobra Beer poaches APB exec to head India unit

16 Oct 2008

The managing director of Cobra Beer's Indian unit has left the company after just over six months in the position.

SINGAPORE: Exec shuffle at Asia Pacific Breweries

3 Oct 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries has appointed a new deputy regional director.

SINGAPORE: APB appoints general manager for Cambodia brewery

1 Sep 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) has appointed Koh Tai Hong as general manager for Cambodia Brewery (CBL).

SINGAPORE: China challenges fail to hold back APB in Q3

7 Aug 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries has posted a “very satisfactory” set of results for its third quarter, despite a plunge in sales in China.

INDIA: APB secures remaining Aurangabad shares

4 Aug 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries has acquired the outstanding stake in its Indian subsidiary, APB Aurangabad (APBA).

UK: Tiger UK makes country manager appointment

22 Jul 2008

Tiger UK has appointed Ashley Tham to the position of UK country manager.

RUSSIA: New MD unveiled at Heineken Russia

16 Jul 2008

Heineken has appointed a new managing director for its Russian unit.

JAPAN: APB CEO tenders resignation

30 Jun 2008

The CEO of Asia Pacific Breweries is set to step down from his post.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken pushed to resolve India brand issue

18 Jun 2008

United Breweries Ltd (UB), which is facing a conflict of interest with Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) for launching its flagship Tiger beer in India, is pushing for a resolution of the issue with Heineken NV.

CHINA: Heineken-APB completes Jiangsu stake sale

11 Jun 2008

Heineken-APB (China) has completed the sale of its stake in Jiangsu DaFuHao Breweries to Nantong, the company announced today (11 June).

CHINA: Heineken-APB divests China brewery stake as views “differ”

6 Jun 2008

A difference of opinion between Heineken-APB (China) and Nantong Fuhao Alcohol Industry (NAC) has resulted in the company selling its stake in Jiangsu DaFuHao Breweries to Nantong.

AUS: Foster’s exec quits to join NZ's Te Kairanga

5 Jun 2008

Foster's wine general manager for South East Asia has quit the company to join Te Kairanga.

INDIA: InBev to tie up with Kool Breweries? - report

29 May 2008

InBev is reportedly set to team up with Kool Breweries in India.

SINGAPORE: APB NZ subsidiary in joint venture

22 May 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries’ (APB) wholly-owned subsidiary in New Zealand, DB Breweries, has announced the incorporation of two new joint venture companies - Barworks Group and Sale Street Brewery.

CHINA: APB to build new brewery in Guangzhou

15 May 2008

Drinks giant Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) is investing US120m in building a brewery in Guangdong, in a bid to continue its pursuit for growth in China.

SINGAPORE: Asia Pacific Breweries delivers robust H1

13 May 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) has closed its first half of the financial year strongly, despite what its CEO described as “severe competition” and “significant increase in raw material prices".

CHINA: APB appoints China regional director

8 May 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) has today (8 May) announced the appointment of Lee Meng Tat, formerly deputy regional director for China, to the position of regional director, China from 1 May.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken presses for Indian resolution “asap”

28 Apr 2008

Heineken has said that it hopes to resolve the ongoing issues with its Indian assets “as soon as possible”.

INDIA: Asia Pacific Breweries quiet on India acquisition talk

22 Apr 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries has confirmed it is looking to increase its presence in India, both through organic growth and acquisitions.

HONG KONG: Kingway Brewery sees profits u-turn in 2007

21 Apr 2008

Kingway Brewery has posted a net loss for 2007, reversing the net profit delivered in the year before.

INDIA: APB launches Tiger beer in Mumbai

16 Apr 2008

Asia Pacific Breweries Aurangabad Limited (APBAL) a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), has unveiled the launch of its locally-brewed Tiger beer in Mumbai.

UK: “No roadblocks” to Heineken, United Breweries stake transfer

16 Apr 2008

The head of United Breweries has said that there “shouldn’t be any roadblocks” in his company’s negotiations with Heineken over a stake in the Indian company.




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