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Why Vietnam is the next beer battleground - Analysis 30 Aug 2016

When Heineken bought Carlsberg's Vung Tau brewery in southern Vietnam last month, it marked the latest in a string of investments by big brewers in the country.

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.

just On Call - Vietnam volume slip disappoints Heineken in Q1 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 "still negotiating" Habeco deal in Vietnam - CEO 6 Nov 2017

The CEO of Carlsberg has said the firm is still working on a deal to increase its stake in Vietnam's state-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).

Frutarom Industries continues global expansion with Vietnam deal, plant plan 6 Apr 2017

Frutarom Industries is to build a new plant in Vietnam after acquiring majority control of Western Flavours Fragrances Production (WFF).

San Miguel Brewery explores Sabeco bid - report 3 Apr 2017

San Miguel Brewery has hinted it will join the chase for Vietnam's Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco), according to a report.

Sabeco shares jump 37% in opening week 8 Dec 2016

Vietnamese brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol and Beverages Corp (Sabeco) is enjoying a stellar first week as a listed company, with shares already 37% up on their initial reference price.

Suntory Beverage & Food targets Vietnam growth with capacity boost 2 Dec 2016

Suntory's soft drinks unit has unveiled plans to boost its Vietnam production by 60% over the next five years to keep pace with growth in the country.  

Tetra Pak starts work on US$110m Vietnam plant 17 Nov 2016

Tetra Pak is to build a US$110m factory in Vietnam, its fourth in South and East Asia.

Sabeco files for Vietnam stock exchange listing 9 Nov 2016

Vietnamese government-controlled brewery Sabeco has registered to list on the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange. 

Carlsberg in "dialogue" with Vietnam over Habeco stake 31 Oct 2016

Carlsberg has confirmed it is in talks with the Vietnamese government over its stake in Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).

Sabeco CEO eyes quick sale as major brewers come knocking - report 7 Sep 2016

Sabeco's CEO has claimed that a host of international brewers are lining up to buy the Vietnamese brewery after the government decided to sell its controlling stake, according to a report.

The Coca-Cola Co restarts in Vietnam after production bump 8 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed its Vietnam operations are back online after missing certification halted production of fourThe Coca-Cola Co has confirmed that its Vietnam operations are back online after missing certification halted the production of four non-core brands in the country.on-core brands.

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Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 2016

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.