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Many breweries in Latin America and Asia are facing the same challenges: The market is growing, consumption is increasing and breweries need to develop rapidly to keep up the pace.

The Brazilian brewery, AmBev, knows all about the demands of the Latin American market. AmBev is the largest brewer in Latin America and one of Brazil’s leading and most successful breweries. Due to the continued growth of the beer market, AmBev has recently experienced a need for additional capacity at several of their breweries in Brazil.

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This is a trend. AB-InBev has the same idea with Kieths and rolling rock

CHICAGO -- MillerCoors LLC said it plans to increase spending on marketing this year and to introduce new packaging for Coors Light to confront a protracted slump in the U.S. brewing industry, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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Media campaigns to follow shortly

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UK boss of Stella Artois brewer urges licensees to 'embrace' new things

Pubs need to up their game and behave more like Starbucks if they are to survive, according to the UK chief of the world’s largest brewer.

Stuart MacFarlane, president of AB InBev UK, also urged licensees to embrace new things – and blamed the industry’s lack of growth on an all-round failure to adapt and innovate.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Before he started "saving the earth, one beer at a time," all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess.

Once, he accidentally backed up the plumbing in his apartment building by dumping into his garbage disposal the spent grain left over from his India Pale Ale home brew. The oatmeal-looking gunk choked the pipes in his Cambridge, Mass., building, flooding the basement.

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Lion Brewery adds 70 employees while undergoing $15M expansion

The Lion Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in Pennsylvania, has undergone a $15 million expansion and now has a new can production line and an automated racking system, which cleans and fills half-kegs of beer.

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TORONTO, Feb. 4 - On Friday February 4th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m., CUPE Local One members along with MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth), CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, John Cartwright President of the Toronto &York Region District Labour Council and several other labour activists converged on Toronto Hydro's 500 Commissioners Street Service Centre to show their anger towards Toronto Hydro for their unethical behavior and labour relation violations

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German brewery employers gave notice on the framework collective agreement, and want to bargain for less favourite conditions, e.g. low wage groups, and reduced wages for “non-core” workers (secretaries, drivers, sales persons, etc.)

NGG launched actions in several breweries in Germany:

http://www.ngg.net/branche_betrieb/getraenke/brtv/brau-spaten-franz/

http://www.ngg-bremen.de/aktuelle_meldungen/heute-erste-warnstreiks-bei-...
InBev Bremen:

http://www.weser-kurier.de/Artikel/Bremen/Wirtschaft/316341/400+InBev-Mi...

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SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by volume, may be the most suitable takeover target for its rival and world's No. 1 brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, Credit Suisse analysts said today.

Bloomberg News reports that A-B InBev could buy SABMiller after it has cut debt incurred from buying St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch in 2008, the analysts wrote in a note. (And A-B InBev is doing well on the debt front, paying it off ahead of schedule.)

SABMiller could be valued at $71 billion, making that $56 billion blockbuster acquisition of A-B less than three years ago suddenly seem small.

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Another article on contracting out. The biggest obstacle to unions next to arrogant management. No matter how hard they try and how hard they reserach.Without input from the floor contracted out maintenance will not work

What business are you in? It’s a time-honored question designed to help companies strip down to their core competencies, often right before they downsize or outsource every function that isn’t one.