Blog: Olly WehringInBev - UK press gone OTT?

Olly Wehring | 17 October 2008

Here in the UK, InBev has had a torrid time in the press this year. The company's Stella Artois brand has had more than its fair share of literary beatings in the last few months, with reports suggesting the brand was being directly linked with binge drinking in the eyes of the UK consumer.

Add to this the presence of Stella's nickname - 'wife-beater' - in almost every report about the company, and you'd forgive the unit for feeling somewhat brow-beaten.

It's not like me to feel particularly sorry for a multinational company that just keeps getting bigger and bigger, but I did let out a slight "awwww" this morning, when reading another report about InBev in the UK.

This time, as well as trotting out the usual implications, this report referred to the recently-released Stella Artois 4% as 'child-beater'.

Now, that's just mean. Isn't it?


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