Poland's largest brewer, Zywiec, part of the Dutch brewing conglomerate Heineken, reported a net loss of ZL0.6m ($146,900) in the first quarter of 2002, against a net loss of ZL32m in the first three months of 2001.

Sales for the first quarter rose from ZL491m to ZL559m. Operating profit was up from ZL13.9m to ZL19.6m, while the group posted a pre-tax profit of ZL2.7m against a pre-tax loss of ZL34.3m last year.