Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Beer prices set to rise

Wholesale prices of various types of Slovak beers owned by the Heineken and SabMiller breweries will increase by up to 10 percent as of December, the Pravda daily wrote on October 10.

Heineken, which owned a 46-percent share of the Slovak market in 2006, will raise the price of Zlatý Bažant, Corgoň, Kelt, Martiner and Starobrno.

SabMiller, which had a 39-percent share of the market last year, will increase the cost of Topvar, Šariš, Smädný Mních, Velkopopovický Kozel and Gambrinus.

The situation is similar across Europe, due to big increases in the cost of beer ingredients. The price of barley has increased by more than 60 percent over the past year, while that of hops has risen by more than 40 percent.

"We've also seen a significant increase in the cost of packaging," Heineken Slovensko spokesman Roman Krajňák said.


Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

She faced Russian tanks in 1968. Today, she protests again Photo

There are no tanks pointing at us today, says Mária Homolková, who joined protests in SNP Square once again in March 2018 to secure a better life for her grandchildren.

Thousands of people returned to the streets Photo

Though the main Bratislava protest was cancelled, people attended other gatherings, expressing their disagreement with the current situation.

SNP Square in Bratislava, March 23

Kiska appoints Pellegrini cabinet

The president approved the new government, despite some reservations. The new PM promises to investigate the murder of the journalist and his fiancée.

Peter Pellegrini's government

There is still work to be done

2018 is not a re-run of 1989, but there is a connection.

Bratislava, March 16