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SPAIN: Bavaria wins Brauerbund legal battle

18 Jun 2009

Dutch brewer Bavaria has won a legal battle in the Spanish courts over a trademark conflict with Bayerischer Brauerbund.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller sells Pepsi business to Quinsa

30 Mar 2009

SABMiller's Colombian subsidiary, Bavaria SA, has completed the sale of its Pepsi bottling operations in the country to Quinsa, a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Ambev business, for around US$27m.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller closes water sale to Coca-Cola Co

27 Feb 2009

SABMiller has completed the sale of its Colombian water business to a joint bid from Coca-Cola Femsa and the Coca-Cola Company for US$92 million.

COLOMBIA: Coca-Cola FEMSA, Coca-Cola Co get Brisa buy okay

9 Feb 2009

Coca-Cola FEMSA and The Coca-Cola Co have received the regulatory green light for their planned purchase of Colombian bottled water company Agua Brisa.

MEXICO: Coca-Cola Femsa suffers profit slide

23 Oct 2008

Coca-Cola Femsa has said that net profit plunged by 35.5% in the third quarter of 2008, as costs overshadowed a double-digit revenue rise.

US: World Brews appointed US importer for Bavaria

20 Aug 2008

World Brews has partnered with Dutch family-owned brewer Bavaria to be the exclusive US importer for its portfolio of beers.

just the round-up - the week in drinks

8 Aug 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week included news the world’s number one wine group was to reduce its Australian footprint, Coca-Cola has acquired assets in Colombia and Diageo is upping its commitment to fight fraud.

COLOMBIA: Coca-Cola FEMSA, Coca-Cola Co. snap up Bavaria's Brisa

7 Aug 2008

Coca-Cola FEMSA has teamed up The Coca-Cola Company to acquire Agua Brisa from SABMiller's subsidiary in Colombia.

NETHERLANDS: Cartel fine punishes Heineken FY profits

20 Feb 2008

Heineken has seen its full-year profits take a hammering following a ruling last year that it had been part of a cartel in the Netherlands.

UK: SABMiller H1 figures rise, but challenges loom

15 Nov 2007

SABMiller has posted a healthy lift in sales and profits for the first half of its fiscal year, but has warned of a "more challenging environment" going forward.

COLOMBIA: Bavaria posts strong rise in profit

1 Nov 2007

Colombian beer group Bavaria has posted a strong rise in net profit for the first nine months of the year to COP213bn (US$107m), from COP25bn in the corresponding period last year.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller late in delisting Bavaria shares

25 Oct 2007

SABMiller has announced it will delist shares of its Colombian unit, Bavaria, a week later than originally planned.

NETHERLANDS: Bavaria, Grolsch, Heineken sued over price fixing

3 Oct 2007

Heineken and two other brewers have been sued for alleged price fixing by an industry group representing Dutch bars.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller fishes for remaining Bavaria shares

25 Sep 2007

SABMiller is looking to buy up the last remaining shares in its Colombian unit, Bavaria.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller set to invest in Colombia - report

23 Aug 2007

SABMiller’s Colombian unit, Bavaria, is planning to make a significant investment in the country in the next five years, according to reports.

UK: SABMiller closes juice sale to Postobon

6 Jun 2007

SABMiller has confirmed closure of its sale of a juice business in Latin America.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken to appeal against EC cartel fine

1 Jun 2007

Heineken is to file an appeal against April’s EUR219.3m (US$294.4m) fine from the European Commission.

UK: SABMiller dismisses Colombian paramilitary claims

18 May 2007

SABMiller has strongly refuted claims that its Latin American unit Bavaria is supporting illegal paramilitaries in Colombia.

UK: "Difficult" N America fails to halt SABMiller FY lift

17 May 2007

SABMiller has posted a lift in full-year earnings despite a "difficult year" in North America.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller to invest heavily in South America

11 May 2007

SABMiller plans to invest in its South American operations over the next five years due to a rise in sales volumes and profit growth potential in the region.

COSTA RICA: SABMiller closes Pepsi bottling sale

30 Apr 2007

SABMiller has finally completed the sale of its Pepsi bottling operations in Costa Rica.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller hit by antitrust probe

27 Apr 2007

SABMiller’s Colombian beer unit has been slapped with an antitrust probe in the country.

BELGIUM: Brewers "stunned" by EC cartel fine

18 Apr 2007

Three brewers have been slapped with fines totalling over EUR270m (US$367.5m) after being found guilty of cartel activities in Holland.

UPDATE: EUROPE: InBev, Heineken issue cartel charge responses

18 Apr 2007

Heineken and InBev have issued diametrically opposed reactions to today’s (18 April) European Commission ruling against the brewers.

The just-drinks interview – Nils S. Andersen

17 Apr 2007

Nils S. Andersen has overseen something of a turnaround at Carlsberg since taking over as president and CEO in 1999 but he is determined to keep his and the company’s feet on the ground. Dean Best met him at Carlsberg’s HQ near Copenhagen to discuss the brewer’s recent achievements and plans for the future.

UPDATE: UK: SABMiller credits South America for volume lift

12 Apr 2007

SABMiller has toasted the performance of its South American business as it issued a 10% rise in full-year global volumes.

UK: SABMiller toasts rising '06 volumes

12 Apr 2007

SABMiller has seen sales volumes rise by a healthy 10% in the year to the end of March.

HOLLAND/UK: Analysts cool on Heineken, S&N bid talk

30 Mar 2007

Analysts have played down the prospect of Dutch brewing giant Heineken bidding for UK-based rival Scottish & Newcastle. Shares in S&N rose this morning (30 March) as the market buzzed with speculation that Heineken may table an offer for the brewer, either alone or in tandem with Denmark’s Carlsberg.

S AFRICA: SAB fights Amstel loss with Peroni push

27 Mar 2007

SABMiller has unveiled its first steps to wrest back share in South Africa’s buoyant premium beer segment with the launch of Peroni Nastro Azzurro on draught.

IRELAND/UK: Analysts unconvinced at SABMiller link to C&C

21 Mar 2007

Analysts have poured cold water on the prospect of brewing giant SABMiller making a move for Magners cider owner C&C Group.

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