Locked content Non-alcoholic beers up 80 % y/y in H1 2016

The sale of beers with no alcohol has risen by 80 percent y/y in the first months of 2016, Nielsen reports. This segment accounts for a 1 percent share of the beer market, having the highest pace of growth of all the products. The non- and low-alcoholic beer segment accounts for more than 17 percent...

Marie Brizard to sell Polmos Kraków

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, formerly Belvédère has signed an agreement in line with which it will sell Polmos alcohol factory in Kraków and real estate in Bordeaux, France.

Locked content Belvedere to sell assets

The strategy of Sobieski vodka producer Belvedere stipulates for the sale of a number of Polish assets, reports daily Puls Biznesu. The company is said to be selling wholesale and retail assets, some of its production assets and properties. The Polish unit of Belvedere declined to comment on the pla...

Poles spent PLN 19.3 billion on beer in 2013 – KPMG

As many as 88 percent of adult Poles consumed beer in 2013, while 22.8 million people (73 percent of the adult population) drank the beverage regularly or at least several times during the year. In 2013, Poles purchased 3.82 billion liters of beer for a total of PLN 19.3 billion.

Locked content Poland unlikely to suspend cider excise duty

Because of protests by the Ministry of Health against cider advertising, it is unlikely that Poland will suspend excise duty for the beverage, Agriculture Minister Marek Sawicki told ISBnews. Sawicki added that last year, the level of cider excise duty was reduced and now equals the level used in th...

Locked content Polish vodka more likely to sell in Central America

Three Central American countries, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica have confirmed the registration of two Polish geographical indications (GI) of spirit drinks, Polish Vodka and Herbal vodka from North Podlasie Lowland aromatized with an extract of bison grass, according to a press release from ...

Locked content Pernod Ricard to expand in Poland

Alcoholic beverages group Pernod Ricard Polska plans to expand on the Polish market, especially in the premium segment, the company’s CEO Guillaume Girard-Reydet told ISBnews. “In the 2013/2014 financial year we increased Polish revenue by 13 percent despite the growth of the excise tax on spirits t...

Locked content Alcohol industry sees negative growth

After the increase of alcohol excise tax as of January 1, the state’s income from that tax is lower, amounting to PLN 64 million less than the last year. However, excluding January numbers, which were the result of chain stores’ alcohol accumulation, the income was PLN 567 million lower than i...

Locked content Ślak and Gudzowaty to build liquor group

Businessman Grzegorz Ślak and photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty, son of the late tycoon Aleksander Gudzowaty, have established a liquor trade company called Krakus, Puls Biznesu reports. It is set to be the base of a major capital group. Krakus will take over the vodka production assets of Akwawit-Polmo...

Locked content William Carey back to business in Poland

US businessman William Carey is returning to the Polish alcoholic beverages sector, Rzeczpospolita reports. He has just received permission to acquire distribution firm Janus. Last week the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection said that it has approved the takeover of Janus by W.C. Holdings...