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Following completion of its takeover of SABMiller this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has given notice it will sell SAB's share in African bottl...

Olly Wehring | 6 Oct 2016

I'll spare you the 'Fat Lady' analogies but, if you do hear some singing this week, it's likely to be Anheuser-Busch InBev staff in a good, post-deal-closure mood.

In the US, carbonated water has become a non-alcoholic beverage star, as consumers choose sparkling waters and seltzers instead of carbonated soft drinks to cut calorie and sugar consumption. The same trend is now crossing over into flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), as so-called 'hard seltzers' have emerged as a promising new niche.

Lucy Britner | 30 Aug 2016

When Heineken bought Carlsberg's Vung Tau brewery in southern Vietnam last month, it marked the latest in a string of investments by big brewers in the country.

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2016

Is Carlos Brito's job in danger?

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Andy Morton | 5 May 2016

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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 25 Oct 2016

US tobacco company Altria has increased its stake in the new-look Anheuser-Busch InBev. 

Andy Morton | 19 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

Andy Morton | 12 Oct 2016

Japanese brewer Asahi has set up a European unit as it takes control of former SABMiller brands Peroni, Groslch and Meantime.

Olly Wehring | 11 Oct 2016

Molson Coors has completed its previously-announced purchase of SABMiller’s stake in their US joint-venture, MillerCoors.

Olly Wehring | 11 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has followed today's completion of its takeover of SABMiller with the announcement of its intention to offload SAB's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to The Coca-Cola Co.

Andy Morton | 11 Oct 2016

New-look Anheuser-Busch InBev has started life as an enlarged company with divestments worth a combined US$4.4m.

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay a US$6m fine after US authorities ruled that an Indian unit of the brewer had violated a corrupt practices act in India and "chilled" a whistleblower. 

Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2016

South African conglomerate Remgro has said it is considering a move for SABMiller's stake in wine and spirits group Distell.

Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2016

SABMiller's shareholders have given Anheuser-Busch InBev the green light to complete its takeover of the UK-headquartered brewer, in what will be the third-largest acquisition in corporate history.

Lucy Britner | 28 Sep 2016

Anhesuer-Busch InBev has said its shareholders have approved the acquisition of SABMiller, moving the deal a step closer to next month's scheduled completion. 

Lucy Britner | 19 Sep 2016

An analyst has said that PepsiCo's beverage unit may be a more realistic target for Anheuser-Busch InBev than The Coca-Cola Co, as the brewer is expected to look outside of beer for its next acquisition. 

Lucy Britner | 16 Sep 2016

The UK's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide editor has slammed global brewers for "muscling in" on the craft sector in the UK. 

James Atkinson | 16 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the appointment of Peter Filipovic as head of operations in Australia upon completion of its purchase of SABMiller.

Olly Wehring | 12 Sep 2016

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made another addition to its craft portfolio, acquiring the SpikedSeltzer brand in the country.

Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that Belgian brewery Bosteels is to join its European portfolio.

Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2016

The US Justice Department's anti-trust division has said it will monitor Anheuser-Busch InBev's craft acquisitions as well as its distribution obligations, as the division looks to preserve competition in the beer industry.

Lucy Britner | 6 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a team-specific American football campaign for its Bud Light brand in the US.

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to start cutting 5,500 jobs from its combined global workforce once it completes its takeover of SABMiller.

Olly Wehring | 24 Aug 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has strengthened its tie-up with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev, which could see the brewing giant launch a takeover within the next three years.

Olly Wehring | 23 Aug 2016

SABMiller’s shareholders will be split into two camps to vote next month on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover.

Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has joined Molson Coors in launching new on-premise glassware for the UK designed to offer consumers a better pour.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2015

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?

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

Company research

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Global Spirits Market: Merger and Acquisitions January 2016

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The report provides a review of the mergers and acquisitions (M&As), partnering deals, and agreements entered into by companies active in the global spirits market during January....

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