The Superintendency of Competition has ruled that the merger between AB InBev and SABMiller be conditional on a divestment plan consisting of the sale of the brands Suprema and Regia Extra.
From a statement issued by the Superintendency of Competition (SC):
TheBoard of Directors of the Superintendency of Competition (CDSC)has conditioned the application for economic concentration between Anheuser-Busch InBev SA / NV(AB InBev)-purchaser- and SABMiller plc(SABMiller) -purchased-. The main conditions imposed were: (1) submit a divestment plan for approval by the CDSC;(2) formalize relationships with suppliers and refrain from anti - competitive practices, and (3) maintain labor guarantees for their employees. TheSuperintendency of Competition (SC)approved on December 7, 2016, the divestment proposal submitted byAB InBev consisting of the saleof the brands Suprema in three varieties, and Regia Extra.
Florida Bebidas has submitted an environmental impact study to expand the capacity of its beer production plant in the province of Heredia, Costa Rica.
According to data from the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData com, Productora La Florida S.A. presented an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project"Expansion of Beer Manufacturing Plant", located in the district of La Ribera, Canton of Belen, province of Heredia.
The tax reforms proposed by the Morales administration could include a new tax on telephony and increases in taxes on cement, hydropower and alcoholic beverages.
The amounts and characteristics of the taxes are still unknown, but at a meeting between representatives of Congress and the Executive Branch details were given on the productive activities that are included in the government proposal.
The food and beverage company Florida Ice and Farm will be installing a biomass boiler to generate energy in its alcoholic beverages production plant.
The boiler will be set up in the plant producing beer and other alcoholic beverages and its entry into operation is scheduled for late 2017. The goal is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases generated by the plant by 20%, as part of a long-term goal to achieve carbon neutrality in 2017.
In 2015 foreign sales of drinks produced in the country have recovered from the fall seen in 2014, standing at $168 million.
An article on Elsalvador.com reports that "...Sodas and carbonated drinks are the main export product in the sector. The latest annual growth was 37.6%, equivalent to an additional $36.8 million, according to the latest industry ranking made by the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI). "
The Costa Rican company increased its sales by 2% compared to 2014, thanks to the dynamism of flavored alcoholic beverages in the US, foods in Guatemala, and beers, wines and spirits in Costa Rica.
Flavored alcoholic beverages, especially in America, and increased profitability in beer, wine and distilled drinks in Costa Rica and food in Guatemala, boosted Costa Rica Florida Ice & Farm's operating income in 2015, reaching $179 million, 13% more than in the previous fiscal year.
Modifications have been made to the regulations for use and administration of the designation of origin "Guatemalan Rum" in order to meet the requirements of the European Union.
The National Association of Manufacturers of Alcohol and Liquor (Anfal) published the new standard in the Diario de Centro America, after changes were made to the text to adapt it and sell it to the European Union.
An environmental impact study has been submitted for the construction of a beverage production and distribution plant measuring 144 thousand square meters in Western Panama.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted to the National Authority of the Environment in July 2015 by the company Pacific Brewery SA, indicates that the aim is to complete construction of the plant in 12 months, and that they plant will consist of 70,366 of open construction and 74,317 cubic meters of enclosed areas.