Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS FOCUS - LEASING - BUSINESS DIARY

Topvar Brewery to sell 700,000 hectolitres of beer

THE TOPVAR Brewery in Topolčany plans to increase sales to 700,000 hectolitres of beer this year. Topvar reported the sale of 666,040 hectolitres last year.

"The year 2003 was marked by an increase in excise taxes, which led to about a 2 percent drop in the company's sales," said director general Peter Vendelin.

Despite decreased sales, Topvar strengthened its market share from 13.9 percent in 2002 to 14.3 percent last year. The company managed to firm its market position to the detriment of smaller breweries.

Export reached about 22,700 hectolitres, with the highest portion ending up in the Czech Republic and Germany. Topvar beer is known in 22 countries worldwide, including Italy, Hungary, the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4