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San Miguel Corp posts 112% growth in Q1 net profit

San Miguel Corp posts 112% growth in Q1 net profit
PHILIPPINES -
San Miguel Corporation (SMC)’s first quarter net profit for 2016 jumped 122% year-on-year to US$289.14 million (P13.5 billion), citing robust food, beverage and packaging businesses, as well as higher revenues from its power and infrastructure units.

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.

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.

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.

India’s FMCG sector loses US$3.38bn to counterfeit products

India’s FMCG sector loses US$3.38bn to counterfeit products
INDIA –
India’s Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is working together with the government to offer anti-counterfeiting technology to secure ‘Made in India’ products in the interest of consumer, brand and revenue protection.

Wine consumption in Australia on the decline

Wine consumption in Australia on the decline
AUSTRALIA -
The proportion of Australian adults drinking wine has been in decline for some years, including that of the wine cask, also known as the bag-in-box packaging solution for wine.

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

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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.

Groovy new Heineken beer can delivers visual impact at point-of-sale

Groovy new Heineken beer can delivers visual impact at point-of-sale
UK -
As difficult as it may seem to rejuvenate iconic packaging like Heineken’s trademark “keg” beer can, a special can with grooved edges around its entire body has done just that, reenergizing the brand’s shelf presence in the competitive retail 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.

AB InBev opens its first brewery in Vietnam for local and export markets

AB InBev opens its first brewery in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Anheuser Busch InBev has opened its first brewery in Vietnam, in the southern province of Binh Duong.

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition
AUSTRALIA –
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has expanded its packaging business in Australasia with the acquisition of an Australia wine packaging converter, Vinocor Worldwide Direct Pty Ltd.