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 Anheuser-Busch InBev has added Italian craft brewer Birra del Borgo to its portfolio"People are scared because Anheuser-Busch InBev is a giant" - Interview, Birra del Borgo founder Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 16

Andy Morton

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.


What role will single malt play in Scotch whiskyIs single malt really the Great White Hope for Scotch whisky? - Comment 5 May 16

Ian Buxton

Although the global sales of Scotch whisky may have declined by around one quarter in volume terms in the past decade - slipping by 3% in 2014 alone, if you believe the optimistic statements of industry leaders, you'd be forgiven for thinking that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds.


AB InBevCan Brazil rebound for Anheuser-Busch InBev? - Analysis 5 May 16

Lucy Britner

Following the release of its Q1 results yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito described the three-month period as having been "one of the most challenging quarters in many years" for Brazil.


US whiskey was among the categories expected to growWhat do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus 4 May 16

Andy Morton

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm said the report, its first to directly survey wholesalers, is more forward-looking that traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings.


Pernod Ricard plans to sell Paddy to Sazerac CoPaddy Irish whiskey - What is Pernod Ricard selling to Sazerac? - The Facts 4 May 16

Olly Wehring

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. Here's a look at Paddy and its position in the Irish whiskey category and Pernod's portfolio.


Conviviality has agreed to purchase Bibendum PLBIs the Conviviality, Bibendum PLB deal the future of the UK drinks trade? - Interview, Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 16

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 


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