Analysis - A-B, Budvar team up in US

The century-old rivalry between Anheuser-Busch and Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar took an unexpected twist earlier this week when the two brewers signed an import deal for the US market. However, despite the apparent thaw in relations, it will be A-B’s other agreements in the US that will have a greater impact on its business. Dean Best reports.

Budvar deal a drop in the ocean for A-B

10 January 2007

The century-old rivalry between Anheuser-Busch and Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar took an unexpected twist earlier this week when the two brewers signed an import deal for the US market. However, despite the apparent thaw in relations, it will be A-B’s other agreements in the US that will have a greater impact on its business. Dean Best reports.

CZECH/US: A-B driving force behind Budvar talks

9 January 2007

Anheuser-Busch approached Czech rival Budejovicky Budvar to start the talks that led to the two companies signing an import deal for the US market, just-drinks has learnt.

ANALYSIS: Anheuser-Busch and InBev bunk up

1 December 2006

The announcement late last night that Anheuser-Busch is to be InBev’s exclusive distributor in the US looks like a great deal for the Europe-based brewer.

EU: Budvar's appellation claim thrown out

26 June 2006

The European Union has rejected claims by Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar that the term “Bud” is a protected appellation of origin.

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