Australia's biggest wine producer, Southcorp, has announced an
extensive restructuring designed to counteract the affects of a
downturn in the US economy and a weakened Australian dollar. The
AUS93 million (€53.7m) package involves...
Philippine-based food and beverage giant San Miguel has reported
that consolidated net profits in the five months to May of this
year rose 32 per cent to PHP3.29 billion (€47.98m), due mainly to
higher operating income from increased...
A Hong Kong stock Exchange disclosure has revealed that investment
company Castlerigg International has bought a strategic 10.01 per
cent stake in China's Harbin Brewery, a move that looks likely to
put more pressure on international...
Joint ventures (JVs) are rapidly falling out of favour as the
preferred way of establishing a foothold in the China food market,
according to new research. Persistent problems with intellectual
property are highlighted as the core...
PT Indofood Sukses Makmur, the Indonesian wheat flour producer and
food company, has said it is expecting up to 5 per cent growth in
sales for 2004 in the same week that it launches a further bond
offering on the Surabaya Stock Exchange...
China's food and beverage industry continues to be a focus of long
term investment hopes for the multinationals, but as demands on
both ingredients and commodities put pressures on food prices a
report by Deloitte Touche stresses...
A recent report from the Australian National University indicates
that food and beverage companies in the Asia Pacific region will
continue to benefit from strong economic growth in 2004, but that
growth is set to fall back next year.
Two of Europe's major retail chains, Carrefour and Metro, have
announced plans to expand their operations in China, while a third,
Tesco, is still on the hunt for a partner to enable it to enter the
Czech Republic brewer Budejovicky Budvar has claimed to have won a
legal victory over global beer giant Anheuser-Busch after it was
granted sole use of its trademark by a South Korean high court,
following an appeal.
Harbin, the leading Chinese brewery, has advised shareholders to
resist SABMiller's takeover bid for the company. The bid was
influenced by Ancheuser-Busch's 29 per cent acquisition of the
company earlier in the week. SABMiller...