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Tag Archives: Central and Eastern Europe

• This Is A Shock. French Vodka Exports Overtake Cognac

This Is A Shock. French Vodka Exports Overtake Cognac

Vodka has overtaken Cognac as the most exported French spirit by volume, as the sector continues to struggle against China’s on-going campaign of austerity. According to recent figures released by the Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters (FEVS), exports of French spirits dropped once again in 2014 as brands battled a “difficult” economic environment and “intensified” […]

• Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Brewing Co., the U.S. maker of Carling lager, agreed to buy StarBev LP for 2.65 billion euros ($3.54 billion) to add beer brands such as Staropramen and provide a route into central and eastern Europe. Committed financing is in place to complete the acquisition from private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and StarBev […]

• Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

Asia-Pacific to lead drinks growth

Asia-Pacific is to firmly establish itself as the fastest-growing region in the drinks sector over the next five years, according to latest figures. The IWSR Forecast Report 2011-16 predicts that Asia-Pacific will overtake the Americas as the second largest region for consumption and, not long after 2016, will overtake Europe as well. Brown spirits and […]