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San Miguel Corporation

Brewery toasts pair

Two employees at San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong won the Distinguished Salesperson Award.

Friday, 26 June, 2009, 12:00am

Drinkers losing out on duty cut, says beer group

Beer companies have reduced prices by an average only 10 to 20 HK cents a 330ml can, less than the maximum of 29 HK cents they are meant to pass on to consumers, the Beer Coalition has found.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am

ad watch

Product: San Miguel.

Title: Our City, Our Beer.

Ad agency: McCann-Erickson.

First impression: with three guys having a drink and three women running through the rain in slow motion in soaked, see-through, low-cut outfits, this could only be a beer advert. It looks about as classy as the Blue Girl ads featuring a buxom blonde.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Beer brewers work up a froth

Beer companies are kicking into top gear as football fans in Hong Kong settle in for three weeks of late-night matches on television. Local favourites San Miguel and Carlsberg expect a surge in demand.

13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

San Mig sales sluggish because of Sars spread

San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong said the atypical pneumonia outbreak was hurting local sales.

Executive vice-president Freddy Kwan Wei-ming said the company would work to minimise the impact.

'Our sales have been affected by Sars [severe acute respiratory syndrome] as the number of people going to restaurants and karaoke lounges has dropped,' Mr Kwan said.

11 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Retail slump takes fizz out of brewer's interim gains

San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong posted a 62 per cent fall in interim net profit amid the SAR's slumping retail sales.

Net profit for the six months to June 30 dived to HK$13.13 million from HK$35.03 million during the same period of last year.

24 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Tough China market leaves San Miguel flat

San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong reported flat business growth last year due to declining turnover in southern China and difficult market conditions in Hong Kong.

The company recorded a net profit of HK$88.73 million, 1.22 per cent higher than the previous year's HK$87.65 million. Turnover was down 4 per cent to HK$1.37 billion, from HK$1.43 billion in 2000.

8 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

San Mig net 30pc up

San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong's first-half net rose 30 per cent to HK$35 million, despite a 2.9 per cent turnover slide. The company repaid a HK$195.32 million debt in the half and distributed a special dividend of HK$100.86 million.

25 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

San Mig froths on buy-out rumours

Shares in mainboard-listed San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong surged more than 19 per cent yesterday on rumours of a privatisation bid.

The counter rose as much as 38.5 HK cents, or 22 per cent, to reach an intra-day high of HK$2.125 in early trades on market rumours that Philippines-based parent San Miguel was planning to privatise its Hong Kong arm.

6 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Cheer on box creates 32pc boost in San Miguel Brewery earnings

A successful television advertising campaign has helped San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong boost its earnings.

The brewer posted a 32.1 per cent rise in net profit for the first eight months of the year, which it attributed to 'very positive feedback' from its latest television commercials, the company said.

21 Oct 2000 - 12:00am


San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong chairman Francisco Eizmendi drinks to a 252.49 per cent rise in net profit for last year, despite falling mainland sales which hit turnover. The brewer reported a modest rise in its SAR market share. Report, Page 3.

1 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Summer sees San Miguel earnings soar

San Miguel Brewery Hong Kong's attributable profit has jumped 65.29 per cent to $9.97 million in the first eight months of this year.

Chief finance officer Thomas Mainwaring said the eight-month result would more accurately reflect the company's performance as July and last month were traditionally peak season.

26 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Higher standards needed despite big strides, conference told

Despite gains that had seen turnover increase by 392 times the equivalent figure in 1981, China's advertising industry had not moved beyond the status of a fledgling, said Yang Peiqing, president of the China Advertising Association.

9 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

First Pacific ends San Mig stake talks

First Pacific Co says it has pulled out of negotiations to take a larger stake in Philippine brewing and food group San Miguel Corp.

First Pacific last month said it had spent less than $542.3 million taking a 2 per cent holding in San Miguel and was looking to increase that holding through acquisition of another strategic stake.

3 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

$100,000 boost from brewery

Operation Santa Claus fund-raising activities were given a boost yesterday with a donation of $100,000 from San Miguel Beer.

San Miguel Brewing International's chairman, Carl Ottiger, said he was glad that the company had become part of the support corporations offering assistance to children.

20 Dec 1997 - 12:00am