Food processing


Green light for $161M Kandal brewery

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week approved a $160.6 million brewery in Chhak Chhoeu Neang commune’s Trapaing Veng village in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district. ...

Thou Vireak

Beer tops advertising budgets

Beer advertising is one of the fastest growing advertising segments in the Kingdom, though just as people often struggle to keep track of how many beers they have put away, the amount that local breweries and distributors actually spend on media placements is subject to ...

Lay Samean

Coke’s new $100 million plant

Coca-Cola officially opened a new $100 million plant in Phnom Penh yesterday to expand its production capacity to meet increased demand for the Coke beverage in the Kingdom and Asean. The plant, situated on a 12.5-hectare land, in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone is able ...

Sok Chan

Angkor beer factory strike hits production

A workers’ strike escalated on Monday at Sihanoukville’s Angkor Beer-producing Cambrew factory, protesters said, with the company acknowledging that the work stoppage was causing major disruptions. ...

Chhorn Phearun

Bad coffee spoils local ceremony

Dozens of people are expected to recover after getting sick from instant coffee at a pagoda ceremony in Siem Reap’s Chi Kraeng district on Saturday. ...

Pech Sotheary

Untaxed alcohol seized at border

Border police in Tbong Khmum’s Memot district near the Cambodian-Vietnamese border seized more than 900 cases of top-shelf booze on Sunday after a truck tried to smuggle in a large chunk without paying tax, police confirmed yesterday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Coke betting big on Cambodia

Coca-Cola held the ground-breaking ceremony for its new $100 million production facility at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone yesterday, which when completed in 2016 will double the beverage behemoth’s Cambodian output over the next six years.The new facility, which was announced last November after ...

Ayanna Runcie and Ananth Baliga

Coke to build $100M plant at PPSEZ

Coca-Cola will build a second factory in Cambodia, investing $100 million into a new plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone that will more than triple its current output, company officials said yesterday. The news comes on the heels of a meeting in November during ...

Charles Rollet

Bail granted to suspects in specious coffee case

Two men accused of peddling fake and potentially dangerous coffee from a handicraft factory in Phnom Penh were released on Friday after posting bail. ...

Pech Sotheary

Majority want booze regulations: survey

An overwhelming 96 per cent of Cambodians want the government to take measures to reduce alcohol consumption, a Royal University of Phnom Penh survey has found. The survey released yesterday of 2,104 adults in four provinces also found 93 per cent want the government to ban ...

Chhay Channyda

Heineken caught up in distributor rumble

Two Cambodian alcohol heavyweights, Attwood Import Export Co Limited and Cambodia Brewery Limited, are embroiled in a dispute over the rights to distribute Heineken beer in the Kingdom. Attwood owns the rights to distribute Johnnie Walker whiskey and Hennessy cognac, among others, while the most well-known ...

Chan Muyhong and Charles Rollet

Beer promoters see change

A vigorous labour-rights movement outside factories has been paramount in the government essentially doubling the minimum garment wage over the past three years. Sar Mora, president of Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), said yesterday that the high-profile push for garment wage increases has ...

Shane Worrell and Mom Kunthear

Kingdom breweries up for sale

Private equity firm Leopard Capital announced Monday that it is putting its controlling interest in Cambodian beer company Kingdom Breweries up for sale as part of the fund’s requirement to exit its investments before a 2016 expiry. Leopard Cambodia Fund, an investment fund managed by Leopard ...

George Styllis

Angkor brewery agrees to strikers’ demands

More than 200 striking workers at Cambodia’s largest brewer, Cambrew Ltd., resumed work on Saturday after the company agreed to lift their monthly salary from $120 to $150 as they had been demanding. The workers at the company, which produces Angkor beer and Black Panther stout, ...

Ben Sokhean

Brewery strike pays off for staff

Staff at a brewery that produces Angkor Beer returned to work on the weekend after management agreed to a strike-ending $30 raise on Saturday. More than 1,000 workers at Cambrew Ltd in Preah Sihanouk province walked off the job on Thursday after a month of wage-increase ...

Chhay Channyda

Angkor Beer workers protest for pay hike

More than 200 employees of Cambodia’s largest brewer, Cambrew Ltd., held a protest outside the brewery in Sihanoukville on Thursday to demand a $30 dollar salary increase to $120 monthly salaries, worker representatives said. The company, which produces Angkor beer and Black Panther stout, employs more ...

Ben Sokhean

Beer poised to earn big during New Year season

Grocery and beer sales are expected to spike during April as Khmer New Year preparations ramp up, retail industry officials said yesterday. Hy Ramy, managing director of HRM (Cambodia) Group, a food and beverage distribution company specialising in canned foods, condiments and beverages, said he expects ...

Hor Kimsay

Pepsi to buy only ‘clean’ sugar

Soft-drinks giant PepsiCo has pledged to take a “zero-tolerance” approach to land grabs by its sugar suppliers. In a statement posted on the company’s website on Tuesday, it said the move came in response to a campaign by Oxfam, which targeted Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. ...

Alice Cuddy

ACU Partners With Coca-Cola in Anti-Graft Agreement

During a four-hour pop concert in Phnom Penh to mark International Anti-Corruption Day on Monday, the Coca-Cola Company and the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) signed an agreement that commits the international soft drinks company to avoid committing bribery in Cambodia. “Corruption is the barrier to development ...

Khy Sovuthy and Alex Willemyns

Pepsi sugar draws ire

Investors in drinks giant PepsiCo have filed a shareholders resolution urging the company to account for alleged land-rights violations in Cambodia. The 14 shareholders – including Oxfam – are increasing the pressure on PepsiCo following Coca-Cola’s pledge earlier this month of “zero tolerance” towards land grabs. An ...

Daniel Pye

Sales of Korean energy drink explode in Cambodia

Cambodia last year accounted for 24 percent of the overseas sales of Bacchus, an energy drink marketed by South Korea’s Dong-A ST, Korea IT Times reported Monday.  “By the year’s end, the company expects it would sell 100 million cans of Bacchus, about eight cans per ...

The Cambodia Herald Staff

Carabao Dang maker eyes plants in Myanmar, Cambodia

Carabao Tawandang, the manufacturer of Carabao Dang energy drinks, plans to open factories in Myanmar and Cambodia within the next three to five years. Managing director Sathien Setthasit yesterday said the company would also increase the production capacity of its Thai factory by 40 per cent, ...

Savitree Rinwong

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