Tempo of Consolidation in Beer Industry Increasing
The world's leading brewing groupsmarginally increased their share of the global beer market in 1998 with the top 20accounting for 57% of global sales compared to their share of 48% in 1993, according tothe latest Global Brewer Handbook from Canadean, the leading international beverageanalysts. Most of this share growth has been due to consolidation through mergers andacquisitions. Of particular note are Interbrew's acquisition of Labatt (and throughthem a 30% stake in Mexican brewer FEMSA) and Anheuser-Busch's acquisition of a 50%equity stake in Mexico's largest brewer, Modelo.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-drinks gives you the widest beverage market coverage.
Paid just-drinks members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 16 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Olly Wehring, editor of just-drinks
- Brown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y -Comment
- Will US consolidation leave craft alcohol exposed?
- Are consumers getting tired of consuming?
- Where does AB InBev see the future of beer?
- Should Boston Beer Co put up the For Sale sign?
- Brown-Forman to buy BenRiach Distillery Co
- AB InBev snaps up Italy's Birra del Borgo
- Smirnoff Ice Electric flavours - NPD
- Bacardi rolls out new global Martini ad - video
- Brown-Forman appoints new GTR marketing head
- Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- Consumer and Market Insights: Wine Market in China
- Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends
- What Next for Beer and Brewers Following the MegaBrew Deal?
- Emerging Drinks Industry Trends