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CommentWire
CommentWire

Kanebo: bidders at the ready

Reports have revealed that Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan is about to begin the process of weeding out potential bidders for troubled cosmetics and household goods firm Kanebo. Despite having substantial debts and a legacy of financial scandal, Kanebo retains a certain allure, with its personal care business the jewel in the crown.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Heineken: going for an Indian

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), which is partially owned by Heineken, is seeking to enter the Indian market through a joint venture with CK Jaipuria. As an emerging economy with favorable demographics, there is scope for considerable growth in Indian beer sales. However, given India's comparatively meager beer consumption, it is unlikely to ever be more than a useful niche for Heineken.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Dairy food: processed products are the big cheese in Japan

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tsingtao: buoyed by beer buying

It's a good time to be a Chinese brewer: Tsingtao, the country's largest, has experienced 20% growth in earnings in the first half of the year. This comes in stark contrast to the stagnation of the global beer market, but Tsingtao needs to remember that the days of plenty will not last forever. Competition will intensify as foreign players look to emerging markets for future revenue growth.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Foster's: no hangover from Southcorp struggle

Foster's has posted an encouraging increase in its FY2005 profits, suggesting its integration of Southcorp is proceeding smoothly. Southcorp is set to play a critical role in the group's future development, giving it essential global reach in the wine market. Though renowned for brewing 'Australia's famous beer', we may now have to consider Foster's equally as a vintner.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lion Nathan: hunting the Lion's share of Coopers

Lion Nathan has made a bid for Coopers Brewery, offering A$260 a share. Although some analysts believe Lion Nathan is offering too much, the acquisition would help the company offset stalling growth in the Australian standard lager market by furnishing it with a lucrative stock of high-end specialty beers.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Australasian beer: Australian market flat to 2009

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Heineken: slow off the mark

Heineken's H1 profits have slumped 8.2% as it battles to counter stagnating sales in its core markets of western Europe and the US. The need for global brewers to diversify geographically is clear, but while Heineken has been assiduous in building its Russian operations, it has arguably so far failed to refresh parts of the world its rivals have already reached.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fonterra: the winning high-protein component

Fonterra's newly-unveiled dairy protein ingredients will appeal to a variety of customers. Though the vast majority of crispy proteins are currently used in energy bars, the new product's lack of flavor, nutritional benefit and functionality make it suitable for inclusion in a wider range of products.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Starbucks: a great leap forward

Starbucks' opening of an outlet on Great Wall of China marks a continuation of its long march into the nation's hot beverage market. Despite China's traditional preference for tea, Starbucks has exploited its fascination for all things western, and the disposable income of an emerging middle class, to forge a new market.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2005

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