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How big is MegaBrew? ABI/SAB market share, brands

Following the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev with SABMiller, just-drinks takes a closer look at some of the key brands and markets...

Anheuser-Busch InBev's approach to SABMiller

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller secured an “agreement in principle” for AB InBev to acquire SAB. Here's a breakdown of the...

Timeline - The road to MegaBrew

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed in principle to acquire global rival SABMiller in the biggest ever deal in drinks history, and one of the to...

What Trans-Pacific Partnership means for drinks

Drinks industry associations have welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Monday that wil...

Can Bacardi take its rum back to the party? - Analysis 12 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Four months into its new marketing structure and Bacardi hits the world with a new global campaign for its namesake brand. 

Constellation Brands' beer boom, second brewery in the pipeline - Analysis 8 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands' beer business seems to have given analysts plenty of reasons to be cheerful, following the company’s first-half results, released yesterday.

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 172: Alcohol and the risk of developing diabetes 8 Oct 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Prospective cohort studies for decades have tended to show that the risk of developing Type II diabetes mellitus is reduced among moderate drinkers in comparison with non-drinkers.

SABMiller's Q2/H1 Sales Performance by Region - Focus 6 Oct 2015

Olly Wehring

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 4% increase in half-year sales, with the top line rising by 6% in the second quarter. Here, we look at the six- and three-month performance by region.

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview 5 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday (7 October).

How good a sustainability fit are AB InBev and SABMiller? - Sustainability Spotlight 29 Sep 2015

Ben Cooper

In a world where sustainability is placed ever higher on the corporate agenda, multinational companies no longer speak solely in terms of shareholder interest but often of the interests of 'stakeholders'.

NPD: The time for wheatgrass has arrived 24 Sep 2015

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

Wheatgrass has been a staple of the juicing community for nearly as long as there have been juicing machines. But, juicing can be messy, time-consuming, expensive and inconvenient. Consumers averse to making their own wheatgrass juice, shots or smoothies now have a growing array of packaged wheatgrass drinks to choose from as innovation in ready-to-drink wheatgrass takes off.

Does your brand speak to Generation Z? How to inspire loyalty in the new ‘me’ generation - Analysis 17 Sep 2015

Lucy Britner

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by post. Now, branded glassware is a given, no one wants to drink what their parents did and social media posts can go viral in minutes. In today's crowded market place, how do you get consumers to be loyal to your brand?

SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev transaction 'likely' - Analysis 17 Sep 2015

Lucy Britner

Twenty-four hours after the news broke about a potential takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the wires are awash with commentary and analysts' notes. What would the new power couple of brewing mean for the industry and, more importantly, will the deal actually take place?

Focus - Transfer pricing and the tax-man's chase 14 Sep 2015

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

Are you safe from the tax authorities? The wine and spirits industry is driven by valuable brands, each of which contains intellectual property at its heart. But, are brand owners putting themselves at risk of additional tax liabilities due to artificially-constructed, profit-shifting, transfer pricing schemes?

Is Heineken right to jump in bed with Lagunitas? - analysis 9 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has roared out of the craft beer blocks with news yesterday it was taking a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Co.

What chance an SABMiller/Diageo merger? - analysis 9 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

The past few months have seen Diageo and SABMiller linked with any number of possible suitors, as acquisition talk surrounding the two companies hit new highs.

Anheuser-Busch InBev in China - just the Facts 3 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in China. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Asia Pacific, as well as its expectations for the future, courtesy of data from Nomura and Exane BNP Paribas.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Global Presence - just The Facts 2 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding an investors seminar in Guangzhou, China. Here's a low-down on the company's global footprint and its core brands.

Concha y Toro's H1 performance - Focus 1 Sep 2015

Olly Wehring

Late last week, Concha y Toro released its results for the first half of 2015. Here, we take a closer look at the company's performance in the period.

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 170: An update on the association of alcohol consumption with the risk of cancer 1 Sep 2015

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent analysis - based on data from two very large cohort studies, the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study - evaluated the association of alcohol consumption over many years with the risk of cancer.

The battle continues for Pernod Ricard in the US and China - Analysis 28 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, at its annual Capital Market Day presentations, Pernod Ricard earmarked the US and China as must-win "battlegrounds".

American whiskey does a vodka - Analysis 28 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

American whiskey is following in vodka's footsteps, according to analysts.

Pernod Ricard's FY Performance by Region, Brand - Focus 27 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported operating profits within its guidance for fiscal-2015, although the Absolut brand was hit by an impairment charge in the period. Here's a closer look at the Paris-headquartered company's performance in the 12 months to the end of June.

Sustainability in Drinks - Investors put pressure on drinks companies' water use 27 Aug 2015

Ben Cooper

World Water Week is an opportunity for companies to convene with other stakeholders to discuss the importance of water stewardship, and also to draw attention to their own initiatives, as Nestle has done.

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