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The Vietnamese beer market - Focus 12 May 2016

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in Vietnam and how the market is developing, as outlined by Heineken's Vietnam MD, Leo Evers.

Vietnam volume slip disappoints Heineken 24 Apr 2014

Heineken's CFO has admitted being disappointed at the group's first-quarter performance in one of its key markets, Vietnam, but said the company is still stealing marketshare in the country.

Comment - Diageo goes Native in Vietnam 27 Jan 2011

Diageo's decision to partner with Vietnam's local spirits hero, Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co, looks like a shrewd move, even if the financial benefits start at a trickle.

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Carlsberg plan unfolds as Tuborg hits Vietnam 13 Apr 2016

Carlsberg has launched Tuborg in Vietnam as the Danish brewer increasingly targets Asia amid cost-savings in other markets.

Carlsberg bolsters Vietnam operations 1 Feb 2016

Carlsberg's Vietnam unit has added a new canning line to its Hue Brewery, in Hue City, as it looks to grow business in the country. 

Vietnam brewers eye 25% production jump - report 7 Jan 2016

Vietnam's beer industry is to increase output by a quarter over the next four years, the country's brewer's association has reportedly said.

Spirits industry welcomes EU-Vietnam trade deal 4 Aug 2015

The European spirits industry has hailed a new EU free-trade deal with Vietnam, saying an agreement to cut a 45% import tariff will encourage further growth.

A-B InBev cuts ribbon on Vietnam brewery 28 May 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has officially opened its first Vietnam brewery.

Sabeco controlling stake put up for sale 17 Mar 2015

The Vietnamese government is poised to sell off control of Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (Sabeco), according to local reports.

ThaiBev eyes stake in Vietnam's Sabeco - report 14 Nov 2014

ThaiBev is looking to buy a stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (Sabeco) as the Vietnamese Government attempts to sell off some state-owned brewer to investors, according to reports.

Nestle eyes Milo growth with Vietnam plant upgrade 14 Oct 2014

Nestlé has doubled capacity at its Milo chocolate malt beverage factory in south-east Vietnam after a CHF35m (US$37m) investment.

A-B InBev confirms February opening for brewery 12 Aug 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to open its first brewery in Vietnam in February.

Vietnam soda tax proposals "discriminatory" 7 Jul 2014

A proposed “bubble tax” on carbonated sodas in Vietnam is unfair as it will fall “almost exclusively” on US soft drink brands, a US trade body has argued.