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Beverages Packaging - Part I - Trends: Drinks Packagers Look to Communicate Better with Consumers

17 September 2013

The Drinktec exhibition is taking place across all of this week in Munich. To coincide with the event, just-drinks' management briefing this month takes a look at the drinks packaging category. Part one considers what trends can be picked out.

Analysis - AmBev will hope for permanent World Cup boost

9 September 2013

AmBev is likely to use next year's FIFA World Cup football tournament in Brazil to get consumers to “reappraise” its Brahma and Budweiser brands, an analyst has suggested.

BRAZIL: AmBev to inject US$140m into brewery expansion

30 July 2013

AmBev, Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian subsidiary, is to invest US$140m in its Lages brewery in the south of Brazil.

just the Facts - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q1 Performance by Region, Brands

30 April 2013

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a jump in Q1 net profits, but global sales and volumes were down. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region and brands:

Analysis - Brazil launch for Corona an A-B InBev "priority"

14 March 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev will make launching Corona in Brazil, the world's fourth largest beer market, a “priority” if it acquires Grupo Modelo, according to an analyst.

Comment - Is Heineken a Match for AmBev in Brazil?

18 January 2013

With football's World Cup in Brazil less than 18 months away, the country's brewers are busy jostling for elbow-room ahead of what will be a huge marketing opportunity.

BRAZIL: AmBev plans share restructure

10 December 2012

AmBev has announced plans for a restructuring of its share system to cut administrative costs and boost liquidity.

BRAZIL: AmBev beats oil giant to become most valuable firm

26 November 2012

AmBev, the Brazilian unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has overtaken Brazil's state-run oil company to be the country's most valuable company by market value.

Comment – Anheuser-Busch InBev: The Beliefs that built a Global Brewer

30 April 2012

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev issued its latest set of quarterly numbers. Here, in a piece that originally appeared on the Harvard Business Review, James Allen, a partner in Bain & Company’s London office and co-leader of the firm’s Global Strategy Practice, takes a broader look at the brewer to find the secret behind its consistent success.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Anheuser-Busch InBev poised to buy CND brewery? - report

12 April 2012

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports that it is leading the hunt for Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (CND), the biggest brewer in the Dominican Republic.

BRAZIL: AmBev survives Q3 wobble to post higher nine-month profits

9 November 2011

Price rises on beer helped AmBev to a solid increase in net sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, while profits were also higher, despite a decline in the third quarter.

just On Call - Don't worry about Brazil - Anheuser-Busch InBev

11 August 2011

Beer sales in Brazil are struggling in 2011, but Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that it sees no cause for alarm in the country.

BRAZIL: Higher beer prices boost AmBev in H1

11 August 2011

AmBev has said that it lost market share in its key Brazil market in the first half of 2011, but higher prices and lower costs have ensured that profits continued to rise.

The Wehring Interview - Anheuser-Busch InBev - Part I

23 June 2011

This month, we stay with beer for The Wehring Interview. After speaking to Heineken's CEO in May, I've been lucky enough to nail down the CMO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. In part one, below, we look at Chris' background, where his concentration is focussed and the perils of making - and keeping - a global beer brand. Part two will run next week.

BRAZIL: AmBev reports strong 2010

3 March 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev's subsidiary in Latin America, AmBev, has reported strong rises in sales and profits for 2010.

BRAZIL: AmBev dilutes shares, gets upgrade

20 December 2010

AmBev has announced it will increase the number of its shares five-fold.

Focus - AmBev makes its play in Venezuela

31 August 2010

AmBev is attempting to turn around its troubled Venezuela business and gain greater share of the country's important beer market by signing a merger deal with Cerveceria Regional. Here, just-drinks examines the move.

VENEZUELA: AmBev to merge with Cerveceria Regional

23 August 2010

AmBev is to merge its beer business in Venezuela with the country's second largest brewer, Cerveceria Regional, in order to mount a stronger challenge to market leader Empresas Polar.

BELGIUM: Brazil propels Anheuser-Busch InBev H1 beer sales

12 August 2010

Strong gains in Brazil and a boost from the FIFA World Cup helped Anheuser-Busch InBev to increase beer sales in the first half of 2010, with the Budweiser brewer also reporting a solid profits rise.

June Management Briefing - The BRICM Markets – Part I

6 July 2010

The rise of the world’s large emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico - or BRICM to give them their popular acronym - has been especially significant for the drinks industry. With its array of international and local brands and a growing inquisitiveness of consumers worldwide towards foreign drinks, the drinks industry is a good fit for globalisation.

June Management Briefing - The BRICM Markets – Part II: Brazil

6 July 2010

While most of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages produced in Brazil are consumed domestically, the exception is the juice sector. Brazil is one of the world’s top three producers of tropical fruit, according to the Brazilian Fruits Institute (IBRAF), and an important global provider of fruit juice. Brazil produces and exports many types of juices including grape, pineapple, apple, mango and guava. However, its primary juice export is orange juice; Brazil is the top global producer and exporter of orange juice, making about 60% of the world’s supply, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

June Management Briefing - The BRICM Markets – Part III: Russia

6 July 2010

Russia has a strong drinks sector, especially for spirits, beer and juices. Alcoholic beverage makers are having to deal with flat sales on the domestic market and a government determined to reduce alcohol consumption, forcing quality producers to look to export sales to boost profits.

GLOBAL: A-B InBev to launch Budweiser reality show

29 March 2010

Football fans from countries taking part in this summer's FIFA World Cup in South Africa are set to take part in a Budweiser reality TV-style show, as part of Anheuser-Busch InBev's sponsorship deal for the tournament.

Research - Global beer market set for steady growth

27 November 2009

Results posted by major brewers in recent weeks suggest conditions are improving in the global beer market, which is borne out by a new report from just-drinks forecasting growth over the medium term.

RUSSIA: Sun InBev continues Perm brewery development

23 July 2009

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Russian unit has confirmed that it has invested EUR100m in capacity improvements at its Perm.brewery between 2000 and 2008.

US: Anheuser-Busch InBev completes InBev USA sale

13 March 2009

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the previously announced sale of its InBev USA business, to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP

BRAZIL: AmBev Q2 profit drops, sales rise

14 August 2008

Latin American brewer AmBev has said second quarter net profit fell 10%, despite gains in both revenue and volumes.

just the answer – AmBev

29 May 2008

AmBev, InBev’s Latin American operation, had a tough first quarter, hit by higher costs and poor weather in Brazil. Earlier this month, Olly Wehring met with Luiz Fernando Edmond, zone president for Latin America North at AmBev, who spoke about the challenges in the home market, the progress and potential of other Latin American countries and the opportunities both for InBev’s international brands in Brazil and for AmBev’s Brahma brand in the US.

BRAZIL: AmBev looks to premium to boost top line

19 May 2008

AmBev is targeting the premium segment to drive growth in its domestic market.

BRAZIL: Price rises not to blame for tough Q1 - AmBev

16 May 2008

AmBev has dismissed suggestions that price increases played a part in a poor first quarter domestically for the Brazil-based company.

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