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.
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.
30 July 2013
AmBev, Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian subsidiary, is to invest US$140m in its Lages brewery in the south of Brazil.
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:
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.
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.
10 December 2012
AmBev has announced plans for a restructuring of its share system to cut administrative costs and boost liquidity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 March 2011
Anheuser-Busch InBev's subsidiary in Latin America, AmBev, has reported strong rises in sales and profits for 2010.
20 December 2010
AmBev has announced it will increase the number of its shares five-fold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
14 August 2008
Latin American brewer AmBev has said second quarter net profit fell 10%, despite gains in both revenue and volumes.
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.
19 May 2008
AmBev is targeting the premium segment to drive growth in its domestic market.
16 May 2008
AmBev has dismissed suggestions that price increases played a part in a poor first quarter domestically for the Brazil-based company.