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A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several dive...

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...

Will US consolidation leave craft alcohol exposed?

On Thursday, two US senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice highlighting their concerns over Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed pur...

Private equity and the craft beer blame game

Last month brought troubling news for US craft brewers. Brewers Association figures showed that the category is slowing down, both for domes...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

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. 


Concha y Toro's Asia CEO - Interview 23 Mar 2016

Andy Morton

Ask a Chinese person about Chile and they will immediately mention one thing - cherries. The country is famous in China for its red cherries, which people see as wholesome and healthy. Chilean wine, however, is quickly catching up in the recognition stakes. According to Wines of Chile, exports to China increased by 47% last year, and the country now ranks as the third-biggest market for bottled Chilean wine.

Latest News

SABMiller yields to regulators ahead of CCBA meet 4 May 16

Andy Morton

SABMiller has agreed a number of concessions with South African regulators as it continues to chase approval for its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger.


Quintessential buys Irish brewery stake 4 May 16

Lucy Britner

Quintessential Brands' Irish unit has acquired a 33% stake in a brewery, as it continues to ramp up its presence in the market.


Pernod in talks to sell Paddy whiskey to Sazerac 3 May 16

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is in exclusive talks with Sazerac over the sale of its Paddy Irish whiskey brand.


Halewood International buys Liverpool Gin 3 May 16

Andy Morton

UK producer Halewood International has bought the Liverpool Gin brand as it continues to add to its portfolio.


CCE lines up Monster boost as merger looms 29 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.


Kirin eyes expansion after Byron Bay Brewing buy 29 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Kirin Brewery's Australia unit, Lion, is looking to expand Byron Bay Brewing Co's distribution after adding the east coast brewer to its craft beer portfolio.

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


All AB InBev wants for Christmas is more craft beer buys 23 Dec 15

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

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