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Asia's beverage giants and their impact on drinks

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analys...

AB InBev's Brazilian buck-a-roo and Sheriff Brito

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year figures for 2016 and, although the markets had been prepared for bad news, an...


Stephen Beaumont | 28 Mar 2017

This month, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, uses his regular column to look at the fruit-flavoured beer segment, and spies a red flag.


Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.


Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.


Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2017

Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2016. While describing the 12-month period as "difficult", the brewer posted a 3% slip in sales and a near-8% decline in operating profits. Here, just-drinks considers ABI's performance over the last five years.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its own craft-style brewery in Miami this year.


Lucy Britner | 13 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its indirect interest in South Africa's Distell Group. 


Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a radler-style Bud Light as it looks to innovate around the Budweiser extension.


Andy Morton | 11 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have hit back at comments from Boston Beer Co founder Jim Koch, who accused them of stifling the US craft beer market.


Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its divestment of SABMiller's former Central & European beer assets for EUR7.3bn (US$7.7bn).


Lucy Britner | 28 Mar 2017

The world's largest brewer has committed to sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.


Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 2017

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced a raft of HR changes, including the creation of a new senior marketing position.


Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.


Lucy Britner | 21 Mar 2017

Anhesuer-Busch InBev's US unit has lined up a free workout activation for its low-carb beer brand Michelob Ultra, as it looks to tap into continued trends towards health and wellness. 


Lucy Britner | 20 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev will maintain SABMiller's tough competitive stance in Africa, the president of Diageo's unit in the region has warned.


Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2017

Craft Brew Alliance has blamed stuttering craft beer growth in the US for full-year sales and volumes declines.


Andy Morton | 16 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Australian unit, Carlton & United Breweries, is highlighting its Pure Blonde brand's health and fitness credentials in a AUD10m (US$7.7m) marketing push for the low-carb lager.


Olly Wehring | 15 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed to just-drinks that its chief sales officer has left the group.


Olly Wehring | 15 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reunited its Boddingtons beer brand in the UK with former model and television presenter Melanie Sykes.


Lucy Britner | 13 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has lined up a Lime-A-Rita campaign in the country, designed to attract female consumers.


Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2017

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that he would not change how his company has operated in Brazil, despite fresh losses in the country.


Olly Wehring | 2 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen continuing issues in Brazil pull down its 2016 sales, with the completion of its SABMiller purchase dragging on profits.


Andy Morton | 2 Mar 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed a partnership with Chinese craft brewer Boxing Cat Brewery.


Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2017

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the nation-wide launch of US beer brand Bud Light.


Lucy Britner | 14 Feb 2017

Starbucks has started the US roll-out of the RTD variant of the Teavana tea brand, which is produced in partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Lucy Britner | 1 Feb 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has readied two adverts for this year's Super Bowl.

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has an extensive strategic policy having just bought the American company SABMiller in 2015....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s top domestic priorities in 2016 are to expand its premium beer offerings whilst elevating consumer sentiment towards core brands....

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

Launched in 2012, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light Rita’s explosive rise in malt-based RTDs propelled total RTDs/high-strength premixes growth in 2012 and 2013, but as consumers have grown exhausted w...

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