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Indonesia beer ban talks reopen - Heineken CFO 28 Oct 2015

Heineken has expressed cautious optimism that the ban on selling beer in Indonesian convenience stores could be reconsidered. 


just On Call - Heineken seeks clearer rules in Indonesia after "substantial" hit 23 Apr 2015

Heineken's departing CFO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third.


Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise? 17 Apr 2015

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive policies in a widening number of markets ranging from Turkey to Russia, and from advertising restrictions to distribution barriers, the paradisiacal archipelago is joining the ranks of emerging markets that are falling from the alcoholic drinks industry’s grace.

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Soft drinks step-back continues for Asahi Group Holdings, with Indonesia JV divestments 4 Oct 2017

Asahi Group Holdings is set to continue its withdrawal from the soft drinks category through its intention to offload stakes in two joint-ventures in Indonesia.


C&C Group secures Indonesia distribution for Magners 22 Nov 2016

C&C Group is to sell Irish cider Magners in Indonesia through a new distribution deal.


Indonesia next in line for sugar tax - report 4 Dec 2015

Indonesia is exploring a sugar tax on soft drinks, according to reports. 


Coca-Cola Amatil starts work on Indonesian distribution hub 1 Sep 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is to build a US$63m “mega-distribution centre” in Indonesia as it ups soft drinks investment in the country despite a recent slowdown.


Heineken "concerned" as Indonesia enacts beer sales ban 16 Apr 2015

Heineken has said it is "very concerned" after Indonesian authorities implemented a ban on beer sales in the country's small stores.


Asahi eyes Indonesia growth as JV targets females - report 13 Apr 2015

Asahi is to launch new products aimed at women in Indonesia after its joint-venture in the country opened a plant in West Java, according to local reports.


The Coca-Cola Co to buy 29.4% stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian arm 30 Oct 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is to pay US$500m for a minority stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian unit as it aims to reverse falling demand for its brands in the South-East Asian country.


INDONESIA: Asahi Group sets sights on non-alcoholic beverage growth 25 Feb 2014

Asahi Group is targeting sales of IDR5tn (US$430m) for its non-alcoholic beverage joint-ventures in Indonesia by 2017 as demand in the country grows.


INDONESIA: Heineken's Multi Bintang breaks ground on new US$19m site 24 Jan 2014

Multi Bintang, the Heineken-controlled Indonesian brewer, has started work on a IDR210bn (US$19m) facility that will produce no- and low-alcohol beer.


INDONESIA: Asahi Group expands bottled water business in US$193m deal 18 Nov 2013

An Asahi Group joint-venture in Indonesia is to take control of bottled water producer Tirta Bahagia Group in a deal worth IDR2.2tn (US$193m).