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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Heineken Buys Czech Brewer

While all eyes have been on the proposed sale of Budejovicky Budvar, Heineken NV has swooped in and grabbed up Krusovice Brewery in the Czech Republic.

Krusovice was owned by the Radeberger Gruppe KG. The company sold 70 million liters of beer last year, including an enjoyable dark lager. With the purchase Heineken says its share of the Czech market will grow to 8 percent. Regulators must approve the deal.

1 comment:

Stonch said...

I have one word to say on this and it's a sweary one.

Krusovice was a mainstay of my drinking time when I lived in Prague.