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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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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).


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.

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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.