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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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Vietnam readies offload of final SABECO stake with ThaiBev in pole position - report 1 Sep 2020

The Vietnamese government has completed the first step in the divestment of its remaining stake in brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (SABECO), according to state media.


Vietnam lines up final SABECO stake sale - report 6 Jul 2020

Vietnam's Government is withdrawing from SABECO, according to reports, with the divestment of its remaining 36% stake in the domestic brewer.


The Coca-Cola Co to expand Vietnam footprint with fourth factory 26 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to build a US$300m facility in Hanoi, according to the Vietnamese Government.


ThaiBev wins Sabeco control with US$4.8bn bid 19 Dec 2017

ThaiBev will pay VND109.97tn (US$4.8bn) for a majority stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco) after the Chang Beer owner emerged as the sole major bidder in the race for Vietnam's biggest brewer.


ThaiBev emerges as sole major bidder for Sabeco stake - report 12 Dec 2017

ThaiBev will reportedly be the only major bidder in the upcoming auction for Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco).


High cost of Sabeco sale good news for Heineken as Anheuser-Busch InBev may exit race - analyst 1 Dec 2017

A high price and restrictive ownership limits may deter Anheuser-Busch InBev from buying a stake in Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco), leaving Vietnam's premium beer market clear for Heineken, an analyst has said.


Vietnam sets out details of Sabeco share sale as brewers circle - report 30 Nov 2017

The Vietnamese Government is reportedly looking to offer just over half of Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco) in an upcoming share sale that has attracted interest from multinational brewers.


Kirin Holdings joins Sabeco hunt ahead of divestment plan release - report 27 Nov 2017

Kirin Holdings is reportedly considering a bid for Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco) as interest in the Vietnamese brewer heats up.


Premium beer driving growth in Vietnam, craft on the rise - research 21 Nov 2017

Premium beer consumption in Vietnam has more than doubled over the past five years, according to recently-released research. 


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).