Prior to the acquisition of FEMSA's beer operations
, Heineken's operations in the region were limited to an equity stake in CCU, which has operations in Chile and Argentina, and a small equity holding in FEMSA's Brazilian operation.
Glazer's has also expanded its beer operations
throughout Texas and in 2006, became the owner of Union Beverage Company in Illinois, which recently merged with Wirtz Beverages to form Judge and Dolph, LLC, creating the largest spirit, wine and malt beverage distributor in the state of Illinois.
Global Brands Limited (GBL) is reviewing its beer operations
after dropping two of its three remaining beers.
Wholesale beer operations
are often franchises authorized by the brewery and state licenses to deliver warm beer in cans, bottles and kegs to retails from distribution warehouses geographically scattered across the brewer's trade area.
Informed sources said Friday that Kirin Holdings was in talks to acquire the drugmaker to strengthen its pharmaceutical business amid slow growth in its mainstay beer operations
The 42-year-old Busch, who has headed Anheuser-Busch's domestic beer operations
since 2002, will become the company's president and chief executive officer on December 1, replacing Patrick Stokes, who has held those positions since 2002 and will become the company's chairman.
The changes include the appointment of Alfredo Martinez, head of Femsa's beer operations
, as deputy chief executive officer of Femsa.
In more recent years Kirin has expanded its business beyond its traditional domestic beer operations
to develop a strong portfolio of businesses in pharmaceuticals, overseas alcohol beverages, soft drinks and other areas.
During the year, the company became even more focused on spirits with the divestment of its wine and non-core beer operations
28 January 2009 - San Miguel Corporation today announced that its board has approved the sale of its beer brands and the properties used in its beer operations
to subsidiary San Miguel Brewery Inc.
to strengthen its drug business amid slowing growth in its mainstay beer operations
, informed sources said Friday.
The group's international beer operations
are expected to have benefited from its acquisition of full ownership of Portuguese brewer Cantralcer while Euro 2004 soccer should also have helped.