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Vietnam brewery giant to sell off 53% stake

Vietnam brewery giant to sell off 53% stake
VIETNAM –
Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Corporation (Sabeco), Vietnam’s largest beer producer, intends to sell 53% of its shares in a single tranche.

Global alcoholic drinks consumption declines for the first time in a decade

Global alcoholic drinks consumption declines for the first time in a decade
GLOBAL –
Global alcoholic drinks volumes registered a decline of 0.7% in 2015, entering negative territory for the first time in more than a decade, according to new research released by Euromonitor International. 

Diageo to rename top-selling Indian whisky brand and end exports of another following SWA complaint

Diageo - McDowell’s
INDIA -
Diageo has agreed to rename one of its biggest-selling whisky brands and end exports of another after a tussle with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over its misleading links to Scotland.

SABMiller sells stake in China Snow Breweries to facilitate AB InBev acquisition

China Resources Snow Breweries
CHINA –
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is selling SABMiller plc’s 49% stake in China Resources Snow Breweries Ltd (CR Snow) to China Resources Beer Holdings Co Ltd (CRB), giving the latter full ownership of CR Snow.

Increased Asian demand to fuel global glass packaging market growth

Increased Asian demand to fuel global glass packaging market growth
ASIA –
The global glass packaging market for food and beverages is expected to exceed US$56 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of over 2%.

Orora invests US$31m in additional glass bottle production in Australia

Orora invests US$31m in additional glass bottle production in Australia
AUSTRALIA –
Orora Limited, a business unit of Australian packaging giant Amcor, intends to invest US$31.33 million (A$42 million) in its glass packaging plant in Gawler, South Australia, to increase glass bottle production capacity.

Bintang Beer limited edition packaging design celebrates Indonesia’s 70th anniversary

Bintang Beer limited edition packaging design beer cans
INDONESIA -
As Indonesia’s iconic beer brand, Bintang is embedded in the country’s culture. When it decided last year that it wanted to play a part in the celebration of the country’s 70th Anniversary of Independence, the brand launched special limited edition packaging that places Indonesia right in the spotlight.

The Philippines considers taxing sugary soft drinks

The Philippines considers taxing sugary soft drinks
PHILIPPINES -
The Philippine House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has approved on first reading a bill that seeks to revise the excise tax on sweetened beverages including carbonated drinks.

AB InBev and SABMiller agree on merger deal

AB InBev brands
GLOBAL –
AB InBev and SABMiller have reached agreement “in principle” to create the world’s largest brewer.

Vietnamese carbonated soft drinks consumption to hit 1 billion litres in 2015

CSDs on Vietnamese supermarket shelf
VIETNAM –
While consumers in other markets are being more health-conscious and cutting their intake of carbonated soft drinks (CSD), in Vietnam, soft drinks consumption looks set to break the 1 billion litres barrier in 2015.

Adding value: the key to Japan’s US$46.61 billion packaging materials industry

japan on asia map
JAPAN -
Japan’s containers and packaging materials sector is on the upturn with a 2.1% increase in shipment values for the Japanese FY April 2014 to March 2015 period over the previous year. Converted at current exchange rates, shipments of packaging for last year increased to US$46.61 billion (¥ 5,607.8 billion) – a full US$95 million increase over the 2013/14 value of US$45.66 billion (¥5,494.4 billion).

Adding value: the key to Japan’s US$46.61 billion packaging materials industry

japan on asia map
JAPAN -
Japan’s containers and packaging materials sector is on the upturn with a 2.1% increase in shipment values for the Japanese FY April 2014 to March 2015 period over the previous year. Converted at current exchange rates, shipments of packaging for last year increased to US$46.61 billion (¥ 5,607.8 billion) – a full US$95 million increase over the 2013/14 value of US$45.66 billion (¥5,494.4 billion).

Growth in non-alcoholic beers in Indonesia

Guinness Zero
INDONESIA –
As an example of how brand owners are successfully adapting to Asian consumer market demand trends and legislation, Guinness’s response to government legislation in Indonesia curbing excessive drinking, a 0% ABV version of its Guinness stout, has been yielding favourable results.

O-I sees slight drop in glass packaging sales volume in Asia

http://www.o-i.com/
ASIA –
Major glass packaging giant Owens-Illinois Inc (O-I) saw sales volumes in Asia Pacific contract by 3% for the second quarter of 2015.

Thai brewery looks to CLMV markets for export sales growth

Thai brewery looks to CLMV markets for export sales growth
THAILAND –
Boon Rawd Brewery Co Ltd, which produces the popular beer brands Singha and Leo, is looking to accelerate its expansion plans in neighbouring markets, as per capita consumption of alcohol peaks in Thailand’s growing ageing population.

Europe eyes China, India and Southeast Asia for spirits export growth

Europe eyes China, India and Southeast Asia for spirits export growth
ASIA/EUROPE –
With spirits consumption in Europe slumping, the spirits industry needs to look at increasing trade with high-growth export markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia, says trade association spiritsEUROPE, which is calling on the EU to work on a trade strategy that will help European distillers better access the Asian market.

Upscaling and refreshing packaging for vodka brand

Upscaling and refreshing packaging for vodka brand
US -
In an effort to meet the needs of consumers and generate excitement for its Pearl Vodka brand, Luxco Inc is upscaling and refreshing its packaging and adding three new flavors. To assist with the packaging aspect of the project, it called upon Saxco International LLC – a US packaging converter for the wine, spirits, beer and food industries.

O-I names new president of Asia Pacific glass packaging business operations

O-I names new president of Asia Pacific glass packaging business operations
ASIA -
Owens-Illinois Inc (O-I) has appointed Tim Connors as president of O-I Asia Pacific.

China to dominate global wine consumption by 2018

China to dominate global wine consumption by 2018
CHINA –
Asian countries, in particular China, is expected to dominate global wine consumption in the next three years, according to a recent study by wine economists.

ThaiBev aims for ASEAN beverage market growth through marketing and investments

ThaiBev's Chang Beer
THAILAND –
By 2020, Thai Beverage Plc (ThaiBev) aims to earn 50% of its total revenue from international sales, particularly from ASEAN, a significant jump from the current 4% today.