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The US beer market - A level playing field for all

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking...

Race is on for Molson Coors in MegaBrew fallout

Personnel changes and supply chain efficiency moves have fuelled further speculation that Molson Coors is limbering up to buy out SABMiller...

A-B InBev Q3 & YTD by region - Focus

Lucy Britner | 30 Oct 2015

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a drop in Q3 and year-to-date net profits and sales, although the company saw sales rise in organic terms. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in its global regions: 

Can C&C Group weather the storm? - Analysis

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2015

Asked yesterday what disappointed him the most about C&C Group's first-half results, CEO Stephen Glancey told just-drinks he preferred to look at the positives.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q3 - Preview

Lucy Britner | 29 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its third-quarter results on Friday (30 October). Here, just-drinks looks at the global beer company's activities in the three months to the end of September:

Winners & losers of AB InBev's SABMiller takeover

Larry Nelson | 13 Oct 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller agree to discuss a mutually-satisfactory takeover offer, Larry Nelson looks at who can be considered a winner and who a loser, should the US$104bn purchase go through.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Dogfish Head president

James Wilmore | 26 Nov 2014

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.

Interview: Krombacher's export director

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2014

Oliver Braun joined German brewer Krombacher almost five years ago from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Today, he is the company's export & international sales director. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with him last month when he visited London.

Latest News

A-B InBev mulls sale of Peroni, Grolsch - report

Olly Wehring | 30 Nov 2015

SABMiller has declined to comment on reports over the weekend that future owner Anheuser-Busch InBev is lining up the divestment of its Peroni Nastro Azzuro and Grolsch brands.

Heineken to open seventh brewery in Brazil

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2015

Heineken has unveiled plans for a new brewery in Brazil as its core beer brand continues to find growth in the South American country.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

Olly Wehring | 20 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Anheuser-Busch extends Daytona sponsorship

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US arm has extended its tie-up with Daytona International Speedway.

A-B InBev to "kick the tyres" at Coca-Cola

Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller could allow it to try on the role of a Coca-Cola bottler ahead of making a move for the soft drinks company, an analyst has said.

ABInBev's SABMiller takeover could take 18 months

Lucy Britner | 17 Nov 2015

It could take more than 18 months for Anheuser-Busch InBev to assume control of SABMiller.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

Olly Wehring | 13 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

BA warns A-B InBev deal could stifle US market

Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2015

The Brewers Association has urged US authorities to examine Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed takeover of SABMiller to ensure small brewers are not blocked from the market. 

SABMiller scraps job changes in wake of takeover

Lucy Britner | 13 Nov 2015

SABMiller's director of integrated supply & human resources is to postpone his retirement in the wake of the company's takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Diageo unfazed by A-B InBev's SABMiller move

Olly Wehring | 12 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's pending takeover of SABMiller means only a change of rival for Diageo, rather than an intensification of competition in its African beer markets, according to the group's head of beer.

SABMiller H1 sales, profits drop

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2015

SABMiller has praised a strong underlying performance in H1 despite reported sales and profits dropping on currency fluctuations and a decline in North America.

SABMiller's CCBA woes could light way for takeover

Andy Morton | 12 Nov 2015

SABMiller's CEO has said lessons learned from the delay over its African Coca-Cola bottler could help Anheuser-Busch InBev navigate its own regulatory hurdles on the continent.

AB InBev's SABMiller purchase is go

Lucy Britner | 11 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the long-expected purchase of SABMiller, with talks between the two finally securing a deal.

Regulatory concerns remain as AB InBev stays quiet

Andy Morton | 11 Nov 2015

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on the outcome of global regulatory reviews that could change the shape of his company's recently-confirmed takeover of SABMiller.

Molson Coors takes over MillerCoors

Olly Wehring | 11 Nov 2015

Molson Coors has confirmed its intention to buy out SABMiller from the MillerCoors US joint venture for US$12bn.

Labatt Breweries snaps up Mark Anthony rights

Andy Morton | 11 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Canadian unit, Labatt Breweries, is to up its “near-beer” interests with the US$350m purchase of the Canadian rights to a range of primarily spirit-based beers and ciders from Mark Anthony Group.

This week in beer and cider on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

AB InBev, SABMiller takeover gets another week

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev will have to wait at least another week to secure its takeover of SABMiller, with the deadline for agreeing terms moving to 11 November.

Anheuser-Busch extends Bud Light NFL tie-up

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2015

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed a renewal of Bud Light's official beer status with the country's National Football League (NFL).

NPD - AB InBev's Bud Light Apple

Lucy Britner | 4 Nov 2015

Anheuser-Busch, the US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has launched an apple-flavoured variant of its Bud Light beer brand. 

A-B InBev's Brito admits Bud Light neglect

Andy Morton | 2 Nov 2015

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlos Brito, has said the company has been “unfair” to Bud Light, and is to give the brand an overhaul following the variant's US market share loss.

AB InBev profits drop in Q3, YTD

Lucy Britner | 30 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen reported profits drop in its third quarter, dragging the year-to-date down.

Latest blogs

Beer-hemoth? Eight ideas for a Anheuser-Busch InBev/SABMiller name

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

AB InBev's Brito might not recognise a hop, but he knows a good deal

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Companhia de Bebidas das Americas - AMBEV - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

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Advertising campaigns to combat declines of core mid-priced domestic lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, are anticipated to continue given their success in 2014 and early 2015. Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B...

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