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In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev completed the US$103bn acquisition of its main rival, SABMiller. ABI started its move in September 2015, when it notified SAB’s board that it was lining up an offer. Over the ensuing 13 months, a raft of SAB assets were offered for sale as ABI looked to navigate anti-competition hurdles. Here, just-drinks details all the subsequent divestments that ABI completed as part of its pursuit of SAB.
Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?
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Founded in 1575, Bols claims to be the oldest spirits brand in the world. After a rocky recent past, the company is back in Dutch hands. just-drinks caught up with Lucas Bols' self-styled “chief energizing officer” Huub van Doorne to talk about the company's plans, the launch of its new yoghurt liqueur and why the brand is big in Japan.
Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.
Asahi's UK brewery, Meantime Brewing Co, has launched three of its flagship beers in 33cl cans.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its divestment of SABMiller's former Central & European beer assets for EUR7.3bn (US$7.7bn).
Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.
Asahi has readied the launch of the first extension of the Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brand in the US.
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.
Asahi Group's alcohol and soft drinks units drove up sales and profits last year to deliver a strong performance for the Japanese conglomerate.
Carlsberg is the "logical buyer" for Asahi's Tsingtao stake if the 20% interest goes on sale, an analyst has said.
Asahi has launched a gluten-free Peroni Nastro Azzurro in the UK, joining other brewers in targeting beer at coeliacs and those looking to lead a gluten-free lifestyle.
Domestic beer volumes in Japan fell by 3% last year as shipments from all five major brewers declined, according to local reports.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is ending 2016 with the final major divestment of SABMiller assets, as Asahi has agreed to acquire SAB's former operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
Asahi's Australian unit has launched a gin-based RTD brand that targets consumers who don't like tonic.
Former SABMiller UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co has launched its first marketing campaign since its takeover by Asahi Holdings.
Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.
RTD innovation Mogitate Chuhai has helped boost Asahi's nine-month sales.
Japanese brewer Asahi has set up a European unit as it takes control of former SABMiller brands Peroni, Groslch and Meantime.
New-look Anheuser-Busch InBev has started life as an enlarged company with divestments worth a combined US$4.4m.
Suntory and Asahi have settled a dispute over intellectual property rights for non-alcoholic beer, according to a report.
Asahi has added a new variant to its Clear Asahi range, designed to pair with food from a specific region.
A shortage of Japanese whisky is forcing drinks producers in Japan to turn to imported spirits, according to a report.
SABMiller's 2016 Annual Report has confirmed the details behind the acquisition of London-based Meantime Brewery.
Asahi may splash out GBP5bn (US$7.2bn) on SABMiller's Eastern European beer brands, including Pilsner Urquel, according to a report.
The European Union has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.
On just-drinks last week:
Asahi Breweries Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (Japan)
Asahi Breweries Ltd aims to increase its sales over the forecast period by strengthening its beer business through the offer of new added-value products. In addition, the company will seek to expand i...
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), P
Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...
Asahi Soft Drinks Co Ltd in Soft Drinks (Japan)
Asahi Soft Drinks Co Ltd, the second largest business division in the Asahi Group, is restructuring its earning structure by focusing on six major brands including Calpis and by developing health-rela...
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