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Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve....

Moderation - a golden opportunity for beer

'Dry January' may be over for another year, but the concept continues to divide opinion. While some will be feeling proud of their achieveme...


Andy Morton | 2 Feb 2017

The 51st Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, and once again beverage companies are among the top spenders in the gaps during the game.


Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 2017

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least. Today's confirmation that Kirin Holdings is looking to pull out of Brazil, however, shows the pitfalls of this strategy. Indeed, the fact that this is playing out in one of the fabled BRIC markets serves to bring the strategy into worrying relief.


Ian Shackleton | 10 Jan 2017

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?


Andy Morton | 19 Dec 2016

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a premium in global M&A.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


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.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2017

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the nation-wide launch of US beer brand Bud Light.


Lucy Britner | 14 Feb 2017

Starbucks has started the US roll-out of the RTD variant of the Teavana tea brand, which is produced in partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Lucy Britner | 1 Feb 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has readied two adverts for this year's Super Bowl.


Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2017

Casella Family Brands is to launch a Super Bowl commercial for Yellow Tail as the brand reportedly sidesteps an Anheuser-Busch InBev blackout to air in the prestigious ad space.


Andy Morton | 24 Jan 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said its plans for a US$15m investment in the Samson Brewery in Budejovice is not a precursor to begin brewing Budweiser in the Czech town.


Andy Morton | 23 Jan 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is offering voluntary redundancy to management in South Africa as it looks to restructure operations in the country following its takeover of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 19 Jan 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit, ZX Ventures, has bought Spanish brewery Cervezas La Virgen.


Olly Wehring | 12 Jan 2017

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the roll-out of an alcohol-free version of German wheat beer brand Franziskaner.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2017

Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".


Andy Morton | 23 Dec 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has appointed two Anheuser-Busch InBev executives to its board.


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is ahead of schedule with its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) refranchising after it completed the first phase - acquiring a 54.5% stake in the partnership from Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Olly Wehring | 15 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its SABMiller asset divestment programme in time for Christmas, offloading its near-30% stake in Distell today.


Andy Morton | 14 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is in line to end its first year on the Johannesburg stock exchange well down on its debut price, according to a report.


Olly Wehring | 13 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is ending 2016 with the final major divestment of SABMiller assets, as Asahi has agreed to acquire SAB's former operations in Central and Eastern Europe.


Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2016

C&C Group is to cede more capacity at its Scottish brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev as part of a shake up of the companies' UK distribution agreements.


Lucy Britner | 7 Dec 2016

Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. 


Andy Morton | 2 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has teamed up with Uber to offer consumers free taxi rides over the holiday period in the UK as part of a responsible drinking programme.


Eugene Vorotnikov | 17 Nov 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes have declined to comment on speculation linking the two brewers to a merger of operations in Russia.


Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's UK craft unit Camden Town Brewery will release a limited edition lager towards the end of this month. 


Andy Morton | 7 Nov 2016

Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.


Lucy Britner | 3 Nov 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has agreed to acquire Texas craft brewer Karbach. 


Lucy Britner | 2 Nov 2016

The president & CEO of Molson Coors has echoed comments made last week by Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, claiming that US beer consumers are striving to make sense of the array of options in the craft beer space.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?


Andy Morton | 31 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV has an extensive strategic policy having just bought the American company SABMiller in 2015....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s top domestic priorities in 2016 are to expand its premium beer offerings whilst elevating consumer sentiment towards core brands....

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the US

Launched in 2012, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light Rita’s explosive rise in malt-based RTDs propelled total RTDs/high-strength premixes growth in 2012 and 2013, but as consumers have grown exhausted w...

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