Heineken Italia has appointed a new communications manager. The Italian subsidiary of Dutch brewer Heineken said yesterday (10 October) that Alfredo Pratolongo will assume the position.

Pratolongo will be responsible for the unit's external and internal communications, and will also cover institutional relations. In the new position, he will answer to Heineken Italia's CEO, Massimo von Wunster.

Seperately, Italian brewer Birra Castello has expressed an interest in acquiring local beer producer Birreria Pedavena from Heineken Italia, local news agency ANSA reported earlier this month.