Goodweather in Europe boosts Heineken sales
Heineken NV, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported third-quarter sales growth that beat analysts’ estimates as good weather in Europe spurred consumers to buy more beer. Revenue increased 7.5 percent, the Amsterdam-based company said onWednesday. Analysts expected 3.9 percent growth, according to the median of 14 estimates. Beer volume rose 5.4 percent, compared with the 2.6 percent gain predicted by analysts.