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SABMiller's Q3/YTD sales performance by region

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales during the nine months to the end of December. The top line also gr...

Asia bids target bigger prize than Grolsch, Peroni

The race to land SABMiller's European beer brands went global this week with reports that some of Asia's leading brewers are circling....

Anheuser-Busch InBev's announcement of its proposed acquisition of SABMiller late last year did not come as much of a surprise, and was the culmination of over a decade-and-a-half of merger and acquisition activity by brewers. However, it raises some interesting questions, not only in how the deal will work, but also what is next for the brewing industry - or, for that matter, the overall drinks industry.

Lucy Britner | 22 Jan 2016

Since Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover plans for SABMiller were confirmed, the world has scrutinised the deal, the fall-outs, the brands and which bits would be kept or sold. 

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

Carlsberg may have had a difficult 2015, but this year is unlikely to bring much relief for the brewer, one analyst has warned.

Olly Wehring | 21 Dec 2015

A relatively small transaction in the beer industry today has left me confused. Why would Anheuser-Busch InBev snap up a London-based craft brewer, when it has a staggeringly-similar entity waiting in the wings, once it completes its purchase of SABMiller? That AB InBev has lined up the sale of this SAB-owned brewer confuses me yet further.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 3 Nov 2015

Two months ago, Tom Kile-Hartshorn's digital marketing agency, Nation, won the right to handle Grolsch's global digital content and social media platforms. 

James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Sue Clark has spent the last two-and-a-half years heading up SABMiller's European business. It's been a tough introduction to the world of P&L, after ten years in a corporate affairs role. Here, just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore speaks to Clark on how she manages the region, her aim to attract more women to beer and her intriguing hobby.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 3 Feb 2016

SABMiller has defended its zero corporation tax bill in the UK, saying running costs for its head office in the country swallow up all profits.

Lucy Britner | 27 Jan 2016

Molson Coors is to raise almost US$2.4bn to help fund the purchase of SABMiller's interest in MillerCoors. 

Andy Morton | 27 Jan 2016

South Africa may prove a bottleneck for Anheuser-Busch InBev as it awaits approval for its SABMiller takeover, an analyst has said.

Lucy Britner | 26 Jan 2016

ThaiBev subsidiary Fraser & Neave has confirmed speculation that it has "expressed an interest to acquire" SABMiller's Peroni and Grolsch brands. 

Olly Wehring | 21 Jan 2016

SABMiller has seen its third quarter perform in line with the first half of its fiscal year, with nine-month sales coming in 5% up on the prior-year period.

Andy Morton | 15 Jan 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Lucy Britner | 15 Jan 2016

SABMiller is to close its South Sudan business as a shortage of access to foreign exchange continues to hamper the acquisition of raw materials in the country.

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to raise up to US$30bn in the second-biggest corporate bond deal, to help fund its takeover of SABMiller, according to reports.

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is likely to accept Anheuser-Busch InBev as its African bottling partner after the brewer's takeover of SABMiller, an analyst has said.

Andy Morton | 12 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is considering its options after the European Union ruled that a Belgian Government-run tax scheme that it is part of is illegal.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Asahi Group is to make a JPY400bn (US$3.4bn) bid for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni, according to a Japanese media report.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Friday.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is most likely to sell SABMiller's European beer brands to private-equity groups partly because the company could buy them back later, an analyst has said.

Lucy Britner | 11 Jan 2016

The president of US trade organisation the Brewers Association has stepped back after 37 years in the role. 

Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2016

The chairman of Carlsberg has hinted the brewer may not be in the running to buy Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, after telling a Danish newspaper the company is not looking to make acquisitions.

Olly Wehring | 23 Dec 2015

Mahou San Miguel has reiterated its interest in the US craft beer segment, but has declined to comment on reports linking it to a move for Anchor Brewers & Distillers.

Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced its third craft brewer purchase in four days with an agreement to buy Colorado's Breckenridge Brewery.

Lucy Britner | 18 Dec 2015

The creation of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has moved a step closer this week, after South Africa's competition commission recommended the conditional approval of the merger in the country.

Olly Wehring | 14 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up a share listing in South Africa, as it looks to "demonstrate (its) commitment" to the African content.

Andy Morton | 14 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has agreed to sell parts of its distribution territory in two US states amid concerns it is stifling craft beer's route-to-market.

Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has told a Senate committee that his company's takeover of SABMiller will make the US beer market more competitive, not less.

Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2015

SABMiller's for-sale craft beer subsidiary, Meantime Brewing, has launched a new lager in partnership with a fellow London company, fold-up cycle maker Brompton Bicycle.

Latest blogs

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.

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

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