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Ardagh looks set to progress with its acquisition of Saint-GobainUS: Ardagh Group strikes deal with FTC over Saint-Gobain unit buy

11 April 2014

Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six US glass container production sites to appease anti-trust concerns over its US$1.7bn acquisition of fellow glassmaker Saint-Gobain’s US unit, Verallia.

GLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

Sustainability in Beer - Part I: Living and Breathing Sustainability

10 April 2014

As we start our annual series of management briefings that focus on environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper looks at the importance of integrating the issue into all aspect of a company's operations and thinking.

Sustainability in Beer - Part II: Deciding Sustainability Priorities

10 April 2014

In the second part of this month's management briefing, which shines the light on the importance of environmental sustainability in the brewing industry, Ben Cooper considers the impact of stakeholder input for the world's beer producers.

Sustainability in Beer - Part III: Company by Company - Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg, Diageo

10 April 2014

In the third part of this month's management briefing, Ben Cooper reviews the environmental sustainability of three of the world's biggest brewers: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and Diageo.

GERMANY: Six more brewers found guilty in price-fixing probe

2 April 2014

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has handed out another EUR231.2m (US$318.9m) of fines to six more brewers in the country over alleged price fixing.

S KOREA: Anheuser-Busch InBev completes Oriental Brewery deal

1 April 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has finalised its US$5.3bn repurchase of South Korea's Oriental Brewery (OB).

Comment - Cider - Education the Key to Global Success

27 March 2014

Cider is having a bit of a moment in the sun. In the US, the category - which is called 'hard cider' - is continuing to see surging growth (albeit from a tiny base), while the same story is being repeated in Australia.

UK: Fruit-flavoured ciders see boom as new entrants circle - research

26 March 2014

Sales of fruit-flavoured cider in the UK have more than doubled in the last two years, ahead of the overall category, with growth expected to continue, according to market researchers.

The just-drinks Interview - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder Ken Grossman - Part II

25 March 2014

Last week, we ran the first part of an interview with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder Ken Grossman. Here, in part two, the Californian craft brewing icon discusses big brewers' attempts to capitalise on the segment's success and how craft consumers are reacting to cans.

US: Sierra Nevada boss renews calls for 'transparency' from big brewers

25 March 2014

The head of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co has renewed calls for US big brewers to be more transparent over the craft beers they own, branding it an “ethical” issue.

RUSSIA: Anheuser-Busch InBev to close third Russian brewery

25 March 2014

The Russian division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the intended closure of another of its breweries in the country.

US: Anheuser-Busch agrees "tentative deal" with brewery workers' union

24 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch has reached a “tentative agreement” with brewery workers' union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters over a new five-year contract for employees at all 12 of its US facilities.

Product Launch - US: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider

20 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed details of a major new cider launch into the fast-expanding segment in the US.

Research in Focus - Cider's Potential Bubbles to the Surface

17 March 2014

Global manufacturers, orchards owners, and independent brewers are realising the potential in the cider/perry market beyond core markets, particularly the UK. Evolving cider/perry markets in Eastern Europe and New World markets, notably the US, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina, have driven growth in recent years.

GLOBAL: Anheuser-Busch InBev rolls out Budweiser World Cup TV spot - video

17 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has unveiled the first TV commercial for its Budweiser brand ahead of this year's FIFA World Cup.

Product Launch - US: Heineken's Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita

13 March 2014

The US division of Heineken a limited roll-out in the country for a margarita-flavoured extension of the Dos Equis Mexican beer brand.

Product Launch - US: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

13 March 2014

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched an extension to its Shock Top beer portfolio.

US: Heineken eyes US for Desperados battle with Anheuser-Busch Inbev's Lime-a-Rita

11 March 2014

Heineken and Anheuser-Busch InBev may soon lock horns in the US after the Dutch brewer told just-drinks that it is “looking at possibilities” for its Desperados brand in the country.

Comment - "Speers" and the Near-Beer Revolution

10 March 2014

At the launch of an extension to Heineken's hugely successful Desperados brand two weeks ago, the brewer's UK management issued a brash come-on to rivals looking to challenge them in the so-called “spirit-beer” category. “You'd better be good,” they said.

Focus - Branding in the Craft Beer Industry

10 March 2014

Whilst reports suggest that overall alcohol consumption is declining, it seems the craft beer industry is capitalising on the public’s over-familiarity with mass-market beer brands and instead turning to more innovative flavours of beer, backed by creative branding and marketing campaigns. Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business surveys the scene.

Product Launch - UK: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Cubanisto

6 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced its entry into the 'spirit beer' sub-category in the UK, with Cubanisto.

Product Launch - US: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light Lime Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Cran-Brrr-Rita

3 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light Lime Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Cran-Brrr-Rita

Analysis - Anheuser-Busch InBev vies for Wall Street beverage crown

27 February 2014

A peculiar thing happened on Wall Street after Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year numbers yesterday (26 February).

just On Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev treads carefully on Corona switch

26 February 2014

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the brewer is “taking very careful steps” as it transfers Grupo Modelo's Corona brand into its global distribution network.

Focus - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q4 & FY Performance by Region

26 February 2014

Today (26 February) Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a 13% rise in full-year net profits from a single-digit lift in sales. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the world’s biggest brewer’s results by region:

BELGIUM: Anheuser-Busch InBev sees FY profits up, but volumes slip

26 February 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a rise in full-year sales and profits, but admitted that volumes in 2013 were "below expectations" with its Central and Eastern Europe unit suffering the worst.

US: Constellation Brands confirms Corona Light, Extra draught roll-outs

26 February 2014

Constellation Brands is expanding Corona Light on draught to around 35 US markets next month and plans to trial Corona Extra on tap.

just the Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev Q4 & FY

24 February 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev reports its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Wednesday (26 February). Here just-drinks takes a look at the Leuven-headquartered group's fortunes in the final three months of 2014.

CZECH: President prefers state-owned Budejovicky Budvar- reports

21 February 2014

Czech's president has spoken out against any potential privatisation of Budejovicky Budvar over fears it would lead to rival Anheuser-Busch InBev acquiring the state-owned brewer, according to reports.







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