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on February 09, 2018
Base Currency: US Dollar
on February 09, 2018
      1 EUR = 1.2252 USD
1 EUR = 0.8751 GBP
1 EUR = 1.5402 CAD
1 EUR = 1.5694 AUD
1 EUR = 134.3100 JPY
1 EUR = 4.0034 BRL
1 EUR = 70.7713 RUB
1 EUR = 7.7549 CNY
      1 USD = 0.8157 EUR
1 USD = 0.7183 GBP
1 USD = 1.2578 CAD
1 USD = 1.2807 AUD
1 USD = 109.2900 JPY
1 USD = 3.2751 BRL
1 USD = 57.6736 RUB
1 USD = 6.3161 CNY

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February 09, 2018
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 185.50-187.50 up0.54%
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 156.00-158.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 384.50-386.50 up0.32%
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 348.50-350.50 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) 151.00-153.00up1.33%
French Barley/Malt
Crop 2018
2RS Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 183.50-185.50 -
6RW Malting Barley (FOB Creil) 156.00-158.00 -
2RS Malt (FOB Antwerp) 378.50-380.50 -
6RW Malt (FOB Antwerp) 345.00-347.00 -
Feed Barley (FOB Creil) nq 
German Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Ex Farm
Average Malting Barley Price 191.50-193.50 down0.22%
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2017
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,234.00-1,236.00 -
Danish Malting Barley
Crop 2018
Free on truck
Ex Farm
Malting Barley (East) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
Malting Barley (West) 1,174.00-1,176.00 -
Canadian Barley/Malt
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 310.00-312.00 -
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 329.00-331.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
2-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg 649.00-651.00 -
2-Row Malt, bulk in store, Vancouver 649.00-651.00 -
6-Row Malt, bulk, truck/railcar, Winnipeg nq  
Feed Barley, basis Lethbridge 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Winnipeg 219.00-221.00 -
Feed Barley, bulk in store, Vancouver 282.00-284.00 -
US Barley
Crop 2017
2-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Great Falls, Montana 170.00-172.00 -
6-Row Malting Barley, bulk, railcar Minneapolis, Minnesota nq  
Feed Barley, basis Great Falls, Montana 115.00-117.00 -
Feed Barley, basis Minneapolis, Minnesota 121.00-123.00 -
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Top Industry News

Brewery news South Korea: Local beers aren’t selling so well in Korea anymore ...Click here
Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel may be facing valuation issues due to consolidation of its drinks and food businesses ...Click here

Barley news World: World barley trade forecast increased to 26.935 mln tonnes ...Click here
Barley news Russia: Russian farmers to increase spring barley plantings this year ...Click here

More Industry News

Brewery news USA: Fate of several US breweries in jeopardy due to legal issues facing Vijay Mallya ...Click here
Brewery news Denmark: Carlsberg creates two exclusive cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers for Danish restaurants ...Click here
Brewery news USA: Beer distributors facing a dilemma of investing or not into Bud Light marketing ...Click here
Brewery news Spain: Heineken planning 220 jobs cut in Spain ...Click here
Brewery news USA: MillerCoors targets young consumers with its new light beer line Two Hats ...Click here
Brewery news Africa: Heineken looking to achieve more brand equity in Africa ...Click here
Brewery news North Korea: North Korea reportedly creates wheat beer with ‘exclusive’ brewing technique ...Click here

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These Days in Business History

08 February
1883 - Louis Waterman begins experiments to invents fountain pen
1926 - Walt Disney Studios forms
1971 - NASDAQ market opens for stock trading, as the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation system first displays the median price for more than 2,500 "over-the-counter" securities

09 February
1585 - The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is established
1955 - US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
1969 - World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight

10 February
1635 - Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power

11 February
1809 - Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1826 - London University founded
1987 - British Airways begins trading stocks


February 2018:
02-04: Brau Kunst Live 2018 (Munich, Germany)
09-12: HoReCa 2018 (Athens, Greece)
17-20: Beer Attraction 2018 (Rimini, Italy)
20-24: Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018 (Norwich, UK)
27-01 March: Beviale Moscow 2018 (Moscow, Russia)

March 2018:
05-07: 105th Brewing and Engineering Conference (Munich, Germany)
06-08: Expo Antad & Alimentaria Mexico 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico)
07-10: Festival Brasileiro de Cerveja 2018 (Blumenau, Brazil)
08-10: Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)
14-15: BeerX 2018 (Sheffield, UK)
16-18: Barcelona Beer Festival 2018 (Barcelona, Spain)
19-22: IBD Asia Pacific Convention 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)

April 2018:
08-12: International Malting and Brewing Symposium "13th Trends in Brewing" (Ghent, Belgium)
13-14: Helsinki Beer Festival 2018 (Helsinki, Finland)
28-29: Zythos Beer Festival 2018 (Leuven, Belgium)
30-03 May: Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America 2018 (Nashville, USA)

May 2018:
16-18: Craft Beer China 2018 (Shanghai, China)
22-24: Beer 2018 (Sochi, Russia)
23-27: Latvia Beer Fest 2016 (Riga, Latvia)
31-02 June: Copenhagen Beer Festival 2018 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

June 2018:
06-09: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Montreal, Canada)
07-08: The Brewers of Europe Forum 2018 (Brussels, Belgium)

10-13: ASBC Malt Flavor and Aroma Symposium 2018 (Roseville, MN, USA)
20-22: Sea Brew 2018 (Manila, Philippines)
29-01 July: Mondial de la Biere 2018 (Paris, France)

August 2018:
03-05: The 22nd International Berlin Beer Festival (Berlin, Germany)
07-11: The Great British Beer Festival 2018 (London, UK)
08-11: Vietfood & Beverage 2018 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10-11: Beervana 2018 (Wellington, New Zealand)
12-15: Brewing Summit 2018 (San Diego, USA)

September 2018:
04-06: food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) (Johannesburg, South Africa)
12-14: 6th International Symposium for Young Scientists and Technologists in Malting, Brewing and Distilling (Bittburg/Trier, Germany)
20-22: The Great American Beer Festival 2018 (Denver, USA)
22-07 October: Oktoberfest 2018 (Munich, Germany)

October 2018:
23-26: China Brew China Beverage 2018 (Shanghai, China)
24-26: drink technology India 2018 (Mumbai, India)

November 2018:
13-15: Brau Beviale 2018 (Nuremberg, Germany)

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BreweryBrewery News Brewery

Brewery newsSouth Korea: Local beers aren’t selling so well in Korea anymore
Cass has long been a household name in Korea - even to those who do not imbibe.

Korea’s No. 1 beer maker Oriental Brewery ...More info on site

Brewery news The Philippines: San Miguel may be facing valuation issues due to consolidation of its drinks and food businesses
San Miguel has an alcohol problem. The Philippine conglomerate run by billionaire Ramon Ang is consolidating its beer and liquor businesses with its Manila-listed producer of meat, poultry and feed. A complex share swap suggests the enlarged San Miguel Pure Foods would be worth some $9.1 billion. It trades at a discount, however, the Global Times reported on February 6.

The sprawling parent company decided, with advice from adviser ING Bank, that the newly conceived consumer group warranted a hefty premium. It determined that Pure Foods shares would be fairly valued at nearly 793 pesos ($15.4) apiece for the deal instead of the 308 where they were trading. That meant issuing 4.2 billion shares, with a notional value of 336 billion pesos, to buy 51 percent of unlisted San Miguel Brewery and 76 percent of Ginebra San Miguel from San Miguel Corp.

Investors have been warming to the valuation, with Pure Foods stock roughly doubling since the combination was announced in November. That's understandable. The resulting group is something of a hybrid of Universal Robina, a $7.4 billion local rival, and Thai Beverage, the owner of Chang beer and SangSom rum. They trade on an average multiple of a little over 20 ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Fate of several US breweries in jeopardy due to legal issues facing Vijay Mallya
The fate of several breweries in the U.S. may be in jeopardy in the wake of the mounting legal issues facing Vijay Mallya, the chairman and indirect majority shareholder of Mendocino Brewing, which owns other breweries throughout the country, the India West reported on February 7.

Already, the Ukiah, Calif.-based Mendocino Brewing Ale House, which had been open for more than 30 years, has closed.

Mallya, who bought the company in 1997 and now lives in London, is battling extradition to India amid fraud and money laundering charges, according to a Press Democrat report.

The brewery is in discussions with an investor to help rescue the company, according to the report.

Past company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detail the company’s cash crunch, the publication reported.

Catamaran Services Inc. in Delaware loaned $2.6 million to Mendocino Brewing over a three-year period through June 2017 in addition to interest costs of $301,686, according to documents cited in the report.

The filings also indicate that Mendocino Brewing would pay a $500,000 promissory note along with interest to Catamaran by Jan. 17, it said.

In a 2016 SEC filing, the company noted it was reliant on Catamaran and United Breweries Holdings, an Indian public limited company where ...More info on site

Brewery news Denmark: Carlsberg creates two exclusive cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers for Danish restaurants
Two new high-end cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers have been specially created for the restaurant industry in an innovative collaboration between Carlsberg and researchers from the Nordic Food Lab. The cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers are destined for the thriving Nordic gourmet scene and the recipe is the result of five years’ work as the partnership first began in 2013, FoodIngredientsFirst reported on February 6.

The Jacobsen Chanterelle Lager and Jacobsen Sour Rye beers have been fermented in Carlsberg’s Jacobsen brewhouse and conditioned in 37.5cl champagne bottles.

The ambition is to establish an exclusive series of eminent cask-conditioned Jacobsen beers for Danish restaurants. The first high-end beer is now available at one of Denmark’s Michelin-starred restaurants, Tri Trin Ned in Jutland.

The aim of the project is to develop innovative beers by experimenting with new raw materials, methods and sensory profiles that can increase the relevance of beer for today’s experimental gastronomy on the Danish restaurant scene.

Speaking with FoodIngredientsFirst Simon Fibiger, Vice President for sales, on trade, for Carlsberg Denmark, explains how the work is all about developing the specialty beer category and creating a credible alternative to wine.

“We are very excited. We have seen slow food over fast food, locally-sourced produce over food shipped, and what ...More info on site

Brewery news USA: Beer distributors facing a dilemma of investing or not into Bud Light marketing
Beer distributors in the US are facing a dilemma right now when it comes to Bud Light: sink more money into marketing the brand in the hopes that the short-term loss will lead to long-term loyalty and growth, or cut the advertising and take the boost to the bottom line now, Food Dive reported on February 7.

Consumer tastes have been shifting away from traditional brews in recent years, in favor of craft beer, spirits and wine. This has been especially hard on Big Beer, namely Molson Coors and AB InBev, who together control about 90% of the beverage’s production in the U.S. today.

All four of America's best-selling beers posted declining domestic sales in 2017, according to market research firm IRI. The Washington Post reported that Miller Lite posted a volume decline of 1.6% compared to 5.9% for Budweiser in the U.S. Even smaller craft breweries are starting to feel the pinch, as double-digit growth slowed to 4% in 2016.

These falling sales impacted brewers and distributors. Wholesalers act as middlemen, selling beer regionally to retailers such as grocery stores and restaurants. Their support is crucial to companies like AB InBev. If they start cutting their local marketing budgets — where they ...More info on site

Brewery news Spain: Heineken planning 220 jobs cut in Spain
Heineken plans to cuts 220 jobs across it base in Spain, as it looks to streamline its sales and production in the country, Plastics in Packaging reported on February 7.

The Dutch business explained that it has started discussions over positions in Seville, Valencia and Madrid as well as a few other of its Spanish offices.

It employs 2,600 people in Spain and puts the cuts down to efficiency and continuous improvement. “This is a common transformation process in companies operating in dynamic and changing environments,” said a company statement.

Heineken recently expanded outside of Europe, with the investment of €100 million ($124m) on the construction of a brewery in Mozambique.

Brewery news USA: MillerCoors targets young consumers with its new light beer line Two Hats
MillerCoors has introduced a new light beer line called Two Hats, which is targeted at young consumers in the US, FoodBev.com reported on February 7.

The Two Hats line will initially feature two light beers with subtle lime and pineapple flavours.

The beers have an alcohol content of 4.2% and are available in four and six-packs of 16oz cans.

A suggested retail price has not been confirmed, though Two Hats claims the price of packs will “be about five dollars nationwide.”

Two Hats says the combination of a refreshing flavour and its low price point will make the range an attractive option for young consumers.

Justine Stauffer, Two Hats brand manager said: “We want to give 21- to 24-year-old drinkers, who don’t consider beer to be great-tasting and affordable, an option they can get on board with.

“As soon as people realize that a beer this good is about five dollars, their immediate reaction is, ‘Wait, what?'”

David Kroll, MillerCoors’ chief marketing office added: “We know that people who choose beer when they become of legal drinking age are two times more likely to continue drinking beer throughout their lifetime, and as an organization, we have an opportunity to regain ground with this group.

“Two Hats is meant ...More info on site

Brewery news Africa: Heineken looking to achieve more brand equity in Africa
Heineken says it has gained more brand equity in Nigeria and is looking to achieve same in 15 other African markets through investments in the brand, The Punch reported on February 8.

The company said it had also increased its share of the beer market following the launch of a new commercial- Villager.

The company said in a statement that was in the process of rolling out the same investment in the other African markets where it has presence.

The 58 seconds commercial, created by Insight Publicis, featured Jidenna Mobisson, the Nigerian-born international act. The commercial is the brand’s first globalised commercial and first Nigerian campaign.

Heineken said it had wanted a commercial to recruit and retain younger drinkers between ages 18 to 24 and regain five per cent of the lapsed drinkers that represent the 25 to 34 age group after recording declining sales last year. But all these were to be done within the brand’s global thematic parameter of internationality, tradition and its natural ingredients.

Speaking on the new move, Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan, Insight Publicis’ Creative Director, said, “Insight Publicis was tasked with creating a locally relevant thematic campaign for the Heineken brand. We dug deep to search for insights that would resonate and ...More info on site

Brewery news North Korea: North Korea reportedly creates wheat beer with ‘exclusive’ brewing technique
North Korea has reportedly created its own domestic beer with a brewing technique touted as exclusive, the BBC reported on February 6.

The British news site quoted the reclusive country's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun, which said that the beer was brewed by local brewery Taedonggang with wheat instead of barley.

This technique is said to be "better than existing beers in terms of taste and smell" and has already "gained positive reviews" from locals.

The Taedonggang Beer Factory is a state-owned factory, reportedly one it bought from Britain in 2000 and shifted to Pyongyang.

In 2009, news of an advertisement for Taedonggang beer on state TV made headlines.

The ad for the beer, which was made of rice and contained protein and vitamin B2, was a surprise as there were said to be no TV advertisements in the country.

A South Korean Unification Ministry official who had been monitoring the North's television for more than two decades said then that it was the first time he had seen any advertisement for food, much less beer - although he had seen shows on North Korean cuisine.

North Korea had held a beer festival - the Taedonggang Beer Festival - in August 2016, where rice beer, dark beer and ...More info on site

BarleyBarley News Barley

Barley newsWorld: World barley trade forecast increased to 26.935 mln tonnes
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its February report raised its forecast for world barley trade in 2017/18 to 26.935 mln tonnes from ...More info on site

Barley news Russia: Russian farmers to increase spring barley plantings this year
According to preliminary information of the regional agricultural authorities in Russia, the nation’s 2018 grain plantings will total 80.4 mln ha, which is up 187.4 thousand ha from 2017 (80.2 mln ha), UkrAgroConsult reported on February 6.

It is projected to seed 53.4 mln ha to spring crops (100.1% of last year’s 53.3 mln ha). Growers are going to sow spring cereals and pulses on 31 mln ha, which is 99.6% of last year’s 31.2 mln ha.

Farmers are expected to increase plantings of spring barley by 102.3 thousand ha (to 7637 thousand ha), pulses by 147.6 thousand ha (to 2396.9 thousand ha) and millet acreage by 21.2 thousand ha (to 289.3 thousand ha), it is reported.

As a reminder, Russian winter cereal plantings for the 2018 harvest totalled 17.1 mln ha (17.4 mln ha in 2017). According to the agricultural authorities in Russia’s regions, 94.8% of them are in good and fair condition.

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