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What do A-B InBev results mean for SABMiller deal?

Analysts last week were grappling with the hoary old question of whether Anheuser-Busch InBev was lining up a bid for beer rival SABMiller....

Analysis - No shopping trips for Carlsberg in 2015

It is not so much the departure of its current CEO that means this year will be one of consolidation for Carlsberg, more that his replacemen...

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Could Be a Hard Sell

Earlier this month, Mark Anthony Group hung up the “For Sale” sign at its 14-year-old RTD beverage subsidiary Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co....

"It takes two to tango" on Germany - CCE head

The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said it “takes two to tango” when asked why his company is yet to buy Coca-Cola Co's German bott...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.


Interview - Constellation International's GM 3 Apr 2014

Andy Morton

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

Latest News

Diageo completes Don Julio, Bushmills swap deal 27 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Diageo has completed its deal to regain full control of Tequila Don Julio from former joint partner Casa Cuervo.


AmBev ups craft beer focus with Wäls Brewery deal 26 Feb 15

Andy Morton

AmBev is to develop a range of craft beers after teaming up with Brazilian microbrewer Wäls Brewery.


Boisset takes majority control of Henri Maire 25 Feb 15

Stuart Todd

Boisset Family Estates has increased its stake in French counterpart Henri Maire from the 34% it took a year ago to 51%.


Ostrc bags Dalmacijavino in Croatia 24 Feb 15

Vladimir Pekic

Dalmacijavino has finally been sold, to Ostrc, following ten failed auction attempts.


Heineken closes Empaque sale 19 Feb 15

Olly Wehring

Heineken has completed the sale of Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown Holdings, and has launched a share buyback using most of the proceeds.


Rumours swirl over 3G Capital move for SABMiller 16 Feb 15

James Wilmore

Analysts have raised major question marks over the likelihood of private equity group 3G Capital making a GBP75bn (US$115.4bn) bid for SABMiller.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.


Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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