Dutch brewer Heineken is expanding its presence in Central America with the acquisition of a minority stake in Belize Brewing, the leading beer firm in Belize.
Belize Brewing is a subsidiary of Bowen & Bowen, which has been an importer and distributor of Heineken brands including Heineken, Amstel and Red Stripe in Belize since 2016. The firm also produces the market leading beer brand Belikin.
Commenting, on the deal Marc Busain, President Americas at Heineken, said: “We are delighted to announce the new partnership with Belize Brewing Company and the Bowen family. We recognise BBC’s strong capabilities and position in the country, which has a fast-developing tourism industry and stable GDP growth, and offers a lot of potential to grow our premium offering, led by the Heineken® brand. We look forward to continue growing together”.
Source: Heineken / Belize Brewing