Plzeňský Prazdroj Announces New Price List, Effective October 1st, 2012
3 September 2012
Plzen, August 31 – The new price list of Plzensky Prazdroj, effective October 1, 2012, reflects the higher input cost from raw materials and energy. This change affects selected brands and packs across the portfolio, mainly bottled beer. The new prices will reflect an average 3% increase in consumer prices, roughly in line with inflation.
“Constantly growing input costs are reflected in our new price list to customers. Adjustments relate mainly to bottled beer where the price was changed only slightly over the last couple of years. The Czech beer market is changing, with the downward trend in beer consumption in pubs, which are typical of the Czech beer culture and make it unique. We want to support the on-trade segment, which employs a big number of people and contributes to the whole Czech economic development. So I hope customers will welcome the fact that we are keeping Gambrinus and Radegast in their most popular keg sizes at the same price.” said Doug Brodman, Plzensky Prazdroj’s Chief Executive Officer.
Notes for editors:
- With total sales of over 9.9 million hectoliters in the calendar year 2011 (including licensed production abroad) and exports to more than 50 countries around the world, Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. is a major beer producer in the region and the largest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. is a member of the SABMiller plc group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc is one of the world's largest brewers, with brewing interests or distribution agreements in over 60 countries across six continents. The SABMiller brand portfolio consists of international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, as well as many other successful regional brands.
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Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 31st August 2012.