InBev is in the process of preparing price increases for its beer brands in the light of "challenging comparables".

The brewer, which is set to release its first quarter results next week, warned earlier this year that it faces "greater challenges" this year, as commodity prices soar and rising inflation puts financial pressure on consumers.

Speaking at the company's annual shareholders meeting yesterday (29 April), Inbev's CEO, Carlos Brito, said that the brewer is looking at its pricing strategy and will implement price increases going forward. Further details of the increases will be unveiled, along with InBev's Q1 results, on 8 May, Brito added.

In 2008, InBev will concentrate on top-line growth, market share performance and brand building, Brito added.