Emerging Markets to Drive Growth for Beverage Companies

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The ShinesRooms.com Provides Stock Research onCompanhia de Bebidas Das Americas (AMBEV) and Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.B de C.V.

New York City, New York -- (April 03, 2013)

The outlook for brewers has improved since last year as global economy continues to show signs of recovery. While demand in developed nations, especially in Europe, may remain weak, brewers such as Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ABV), will be looking capitalize on growth in emerging markets. Emerging markets are also expected to drive growth for non-alcoholic beverage companies such as Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (FMX).

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Rising income levels in emerging markets has boosted demand for alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages. For brewers, emerging markets offer significant opportunities. According to Industry experts, Asia and Africa are expected to be key growth drivers for brewers in coming years. Canadean, a consumer market research group, expects beer volumes to record a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% in Asia and 4.6% in Africa until 2016. Emerging markets are also expected to be key growth drivers for non-alcoholic beverage makers.

Another major growth driver for non-alcoholic beverage makers will be healthier drinks. More and more consumers, especially in the developed world, are switching to healthier drink options. As a result, beverage companies have had to adapt to the changing market dynamics. Brewers saw substantial growth until 2009; however, the financial crisis resulted in consumers, especially in developed nations, scaling back their spending. This had a major impact in particular on companies brewing premium beers. However, since the start of this year, economic outlook has improved significantly.

Although Europe, a major market for brewers remains a concern, economic outlook for U.S. and China has improved. In fact, China is expected to be the key growth driver for brewers in Asia. In Latin America, Brazil and Mexico will be the key growth drivers for brewers. While the Brazilian economy slowed down last year, economic activity should pick pace in 2013 as the government has implemented measures to boost growth.

Companhia de Bebidas das Americas reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 financial results in February. The company’s net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose 13.7%. For the full year 2012, net revenue grew 12.4%. The company also provided outlook for 2013. The company noted that the Brazilian beer industry will have to cope with further federal excise tax expected for April and October. However, real increases in minimum wage and fairly low unemployment levels should continue to positively impact disposable income, the company said. Our free research report onCompanhia de Bebidas Das Americas (AMBEV)can be downloaded upon registration at

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Back in February, Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB also reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. For the fourth quarter, the company reported an 11.8% increase in consolidated total revenue. The company’s consolidated total revenue for the full year rose 18.2%.Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A.B de C.V.free research is available today at

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Jose Antonio Fernandez Carbajal, Chairman and CEO of Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB, said that 2012 was an eventful year for the company as the company ventured beyond Latin America through the acquisition of 51% interest in the Coca-Cola bottling operations in Philippines.

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