A strong forecast for beer sales next year in Brazil could give a little lift to the sector. Research firm Bernstein thinks the 2014 World Cup in host nation Brazil will help beer sales rise 3% next year in the nation - a rate which would stand out amid a sluggish global beer market. Related stocks: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), AmBev (ABV), Kirin Holdings (KNBWY.PK) via Schincariol, Heineken (HINKY.PK) Post your comment!
The two families that own a controlling interest in Heineken (HINKY.PK) plans to buy more shares of the brewer's holding company in the open market. The Heineken and Hoyer families currently hold 51.083% of Heineken Holdings. Post your comment!
Нидерланды: контролирующие Heineken семьи планируют приобрести акции в Heineken Holding на сумму $13
Семьи, контролирующие компанию Heineken, планируют приобрести акции в Heineken Holding на сумму 100 млн евро ($134 млн). Стоит отметить, что Heineken Holding является основным акционером третьего по величине в мире пивовара Heineken. При этом семьи Хейнекен (Heineken) и Хойер (Hoyer) уже являются владельцами 50,005%-ной доли в Heineken Holding через их совместное предприятие L'Arche Green. Заметим, что проведение сделки намечено на период с 9 сентября по 9 июля 2014 года.
The families that control Heineken said on Monday they planned to buy up to 100 million euros of shares in Heineken Holding . The grouping of the Heineken and Hoyer families, L'Arche Green N.V., holds ...
Wenonah Hauter's March 5 piece on consolidation in the beer industry was a game attempt to wedge brewers like us into a food-industry narrative she's written on extensively, but the comparison simply doesn't hold up under scrutiny. As anyone who has visited a restaurant, convenience store, liquor store or supermarket in the last few years can attest, the suggestion that there is less consumer choice available to beer drinkers today is absurd. There are more brands, brewers and styles of beer available to U.S. beer drinkers today than at any point in history, with new breweries opening almost daily. There was a time, not long ago, when most fine restaurants offered, perhaps, three domestic beers and two imports. Today, they have extensive beer lists that rival their wine selections. Convenience store aisles that once contained only a few mainstream light lagers contain dizzying selections of pilsners, porters, stouts and wheat beers. And local breweries in almost every city in the country are finding a market for their products. Hauter acknowledges this, indirectly, noting the more than 2,000 craft brewers currently operating, in addition to the significant players such as ABI, MillerCoors, Heineken USA and Pabst, the No. 5 U.S. brewer, who went unmentioned. She makes it clear that her real issue isn't choice, but the results of those choices. She doesn't like that craft beer represents 7% of dollar sales (even though that total has been expanding quickly). It's true that MillerCoors and ABI do sell a lot more beer than the other players in the industry. But the fact that some brands sell more than others is not a conspiracy; it's the market at work. There may be markets where consolidation has limited consumer choice, but beer isn't one of them. This is presumably why so much of Hauter's article focuses on non-beer examples culled from her recent book, which focuses on the impact of food-industry consolidation on both farmers and consumers. And, indeed, it is troubling if, as Hauter reports, poultry farmers receive only $0.25 per 12-piece chicken bucket. But, as brewers, we don't work with chicken farmers. We do work with barley and hop farmers, who have enjoyed unprecedented demand and high prices in recent years partially due to the explosion of new U.S. breweries. So, if the ills Hauter is most concerned about are decreasing consumer choice and the welfare of farmers, I'm not clear I understand why she's chosen to spotlight an industry that currently boasts unprecedented consumer choice and record crop prices. By those metrics, the beer industry is as healthy and competitive as ever.
On the inaugural day of the much-awaited holy grail of Europe - the ESM - DutchNews.nl reports that Dutch diplomats in Athens have been secretly planning for an eventual Greek exit from the eurozone (along four themes - liquidity, energy, communications, and security). "We have deliberately strictly kept this behind closed doors", a Dutch diplomat told Volkskrant, adding "I do not know who has trumpeted." Among the Dutch companies doing business in Greece are Heineken, Unilever, and Philips as one business owner note that they "send cash back to the Netherlands as soon as possible - holding as little money in Greece as possible." While the foreign affairs ministry would not confirm, the paper cites a diplomat who commented: "we do not want to awaken any sleeping giants." We suspect you just did - sshh! read more