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Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer de...

SABMiller's Q1 sales performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-...


Olly Wehring | 20 Jul 2016

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activities in the three months to the end of June.


Ray Rowlands | 19 Jul 2016

This month, Ray Rowlands looks at how The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, and Gutsche Family Investments have teamed up to create Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, and considers some of its implications for the region.


Ben Cooper | 30 Jun 2016

Corporate sustainability strategies are about balancing commercial priorities with environmental and social concerns. Ben Cooper asks whether Heineken has struck the right balance with its decision to embrace motorsport sponsorship.


Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2016

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the analysts are saying about UK-listed beverage companies, and those that have an interest in the UK consumer.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 5 May 2016

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.


James Wilmore | 26 Nov 2014

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to offload SABMiller's Eastern European beer assets as one package rather than piecemeal, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to drop a controversial US wholesaler incentive scheme to comply with conditions for its takeover of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

US anti-trust authorities have sought to rein in Anheuser-Busch InBev's distribution clout in the country, as they gave conditional approval to the brewer's SABMiller takeover.


Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2016

A strong three months in Europe has helped SABMiller post a 2% lift in sales in its fiscal first quarter.


Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2016

An influx of investors into SABMiller may force Anheuser-Busch InBev to raise its takeover bid by as much as US$7bn in the next few weeks, an analyst has said.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

US brewers are following their European counterparts with a voluntary plan to provide detailed information on nutrition content and ingredients.


Lucy Britner | 6 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's UK unit has said it will give everyone over the age of 18 who lives in Wales a free Budweiser today, as it looks to capitalise on the success of the Welsh football team at Euro 2016.


Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2016

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has handed down conditional approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.


Lucy Britner | 27 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sought to allay fears that the company's acquisition of SABMiller will stifle competition in the US.


Lucy Britner | 21 Jun 2016

Mexican beer volumes in the US have remained strong in the three months to 21 May, while craft brands have seen their healthy growth rates slip back, according to recent figures.


Lucy Britner | 20 Jun 2016

SABMiller's 2016 Annual Report has confirmed the details behind the acquisition of London-based Meantime Brewery.


Olly Wehring | 14 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released details of a UK marketing push for Stella Artois centred around the brand’s Official Beer status of this summer’s Wimbledon tennis tournament.


Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has followed its takeover of the UK's Camden Town Brewery with a packaging overhaul.


Andy Morton | 6 Jun 2016

Asahi may splash out GBP5bn (US$7.2bn) on SABMiller's Eastern European beer brands, including Pilsner Urquel, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 3 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to team up with Starbucks to launch an RTD Teavana tea across the US.


Andy Morton | 3 Jun 2016

The trade body for US craft beer has warned that Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller could "choke off America's beer renaissance".


Andy Morton | 2 Jun 2016

Heineken's new partner Lagunitas has seen seen sales soar in the past year as craft beer connected to mainstream breweries outpaced independent rivals, new IRI off-trade figures show.


Olly Wehring | 1 Jun 2016

Canada is the latest country to approve Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, as well as Molson Coors’ proposed buyout of SAB’s stake in the MillerCoors joint-venture in North America.


Olly Wehring | 31 May 2016

South Africa’s Competition Commission has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, provided the merged entity sells SAB’s stake in Distell.


Andy Morton | 25 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said its new non-alcoholic Budweiser, Prohibition Brew, has been designed to capture global trends for less-sugary beverages.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?


Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Anheuser-Busch InBev NVSA (ABI) - Financial and Strategic SW

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (AB InBev) is a global brewer that produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages through its subsidiaries worldwide....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, faces significant challenges, including difficult economic conditions in core markets, growing competition from alternatives to beer, and the rise of...

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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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