Feb 27 2013
Regional News from Euromonitor International: Focus on Asia Pacific
With Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi now in full control of Singapore’s Fraser & Neave following a US$11.2 billion deal, the outlines of a new competitive landscape in Southeast Asia have begun to emerge. The months-long standoff between Charoen and a group headed by Indonesia’s billionaire Riady family serves as a microcosm of this new environment, with vast, often family-owned…
Latin American bottler Coca-Cola FEMSA recently finalised its 51% acquisition of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc (CCBPI) from the Coca-Cola Company. While FEMSA has been active in acquiring competing bottlers across Latin America, this marked the Mexico based company’s first foray overseas.
Procter & Gamble has historically lagged behind Unilever in terms of sales in the Southeast Asian markets, but P&G is now turning their focus on the region, creating innovate ways to boost sales. Most recently, P&G caught our attention…
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