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Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry - Analysis 31 May 2018

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the US dollar.

Why Heineken is buying Brasil Kirin - The data 13 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Heineken announced that it will purchase Kirin Holdings' Brazilian beer and soft drinks assets for just over US$705m. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Brazil's beer market and the rationale behind the deal.

Heineken’s Brazil play – good for Heineken, good for Brazil? - Analysis 25 Jan 2017

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to buy Brasil Kirin offers cause for optimism not only for the Netherlands-based brewer specifically, but also for the country's beer category more broadly.

Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test - Research in Focus 30 Jun 2016

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hope Lee, looks at which brands and categories can win in Brazil's beverage market over the next few years. 

Brazil still in the game for Anheuser-Busch InBev - just On Call 31 Jul 2015

Brazil still offers a tremendous amount of opportunity, according to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito.

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Millennials driving wine growth in Brazil - figures 25 Jul 2018

Brazil’s wine market is at an "inflection point", with growth fuelled by demand from millennials, online shopping channels and better distribution, according to a new report.

Ball Corp shutters Brazil beverage plant amid tensions 6 Jul 2018

Ball Corp is to close one of its 13 beverage packaging plants in Brazil.

Soft drinks price rises beckon in Brazil as tax incentives dry up 6 Jun 2018

Soft drinks companies in Brazil have been left reeling after a recent drivers' strike in the country has resulted in a reduction in tax subsidies in their main concentrate production area.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's AmBev to up Cervecería Nacional Dominicana stake 4 Dec 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit is to increase its share in the Dominican Republic's beer market leader, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana.

SPI Group wins Brazil fight over Stolichnaya trademark 3 Nov 2017

SPI Group has claimed a victory in its ongoing battle over ownership of the Stolichnaya trademark.

Heineken seals Brasil Kirin buy 1 Jun 2017

Heineken has completed its EUR664m (US$744m) acquisition of Kirin's struggling Brazilian operations.

Kirin ends sorry Brazil saga with Heineken bargain-basement sale 13 Feb 2017

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.

Heineken confirms talks to buy Kirin's troublesome Brazilian assets 20 Jan 2017

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.

Kirin Holdings offloads Brazil's Macacu Bebidas plant to AmBev 3 Nov 2016

Kirin Holdings has agreed to sell one of its Brazilian production facilities to AmBev.

Coca-Cola FEMSA heads south in Brazil with Vonpar purchase 26 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola FEMSA has upped its presence in Brazil through the acquisition of privately-owned bottler Vonpar.