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just The Facts - SABMiller CEO, Graham Mackay - The Highlights

23 Apr 2012

Earlier today, SABMiller announced that chief executive Graham Mackay will stand down next year. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the major events during Mackay's tenure.

KENYA: SABMiller sees space for super-premium beer in Kenya

8 Dec 2011

SABMiller is launching Miller Genuine Draft in Kenya in order to get ahead of rival Diageo in the super-premium beer segment.

GLOBAL: SABMiller buoyed by beer sales rise in H1

19 Oct 2011

Strong demand for beer in Africa, Latin America and China has helped SABMiller to sell 3% more beer in the first half of its fiscal year.

EUR: Technicality sees Grolsch win cartel fine annulment

15 Sep 2011

Grolsch has had a EUR32m fine for participating in a pricing cartel in the Netherlands annulled.

GLOBAL: LatAm, Africa shine but India, US drag on SABMiller Q1

21 Jul 2011

SABMiller has said that its first fiscal quarter financial performance is "in line" with its expectations, despite volumes in both India and the US coming in below a year earlier.

just On Call - SABMiller ups Latin America volume forecast

6 Jul 2011

SABMiller believes that stronger consumer demand for beer and more efficient production, backed by strong lobbying, are set to see Latin America continue to emerge as a key region for the brewer over the next five years.

UK: SABMiller promotes mergers chief to exec committee

29 Jun 2011

SABMiller has promoted its head of mergers and acquisitions, Domenic De Lorenzo, to its executive committee.

UK: Bavaria signs golf deal

23 Jun 2011

Bavaria has signed a sponsorship with the organisers of golf's European Senior Tour.

EUROPE: Heineken secures refund on cartel fine

16 Jun 2011

Heineken has secured a near-10% refund on a EUR219m (US$309m) fine handed down to the brewer by the European Commission for its part in forming a beer cartel in the Netherlands.

Comment - SABMiller, Diageo Cut Loose in East Africa

6 Jun 2011

SABMiller is seeking to regroup and rebuild in Kenya after the end of a contra deal with Diageo in the country.

COLOMBIA/UK: SABMiller's Bavaria establishes US$1.3bn bond programme

30 Mar 2011

SABMiller's Colombian division, Bavaria, has set up a US$1.3bn bond and commercial paper programme.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

11 Mar 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

ITALY: Bavaria faces appeal after trademark win

8 Mar 2011

Germany's Bavarian Brewers' association may appeal a ruling by Italian authorities that allows Dutch brewer Bavaria to continue selling its namesake beers in the country.

Comment – Beer – A New Year, Anew for Beer?

14 Jan 2011

One of the first signs of madness, I was always told, is talking to yourself. If that's the case, then Larry Nelson may have finally lost it. Before we cart him off, though, let's listen in on his and his musings on what 2011 offers the brewers of the world.

EU: Bavaria claims victory in trademark battle

23 Dec 2010

Dutch brewer Bavaria has gained the backing of the European Court of Justice to continue selling its namesake beer in Germany, despite protests from an alliance of German brewers.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

10 Dec 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

COLOMBIA/UK: SABMiller appoints Bavaria president

6 Dec 2010

SABMiller has confirmed the replacement for Karl Lippert as president of its Colombian subsidiary, Bavaria.

just On Call - SABMiller eyes buys but won't break the bank

18 Nov 2010

SABMiller is in the market for acquisitions, but the brewer's CEO has said that the firm will not overspend in a bidding war.

LAT AM: SABMiller's Latin America chief to retire

22 Oct 2010

SABMiller's president for its Latin America beer business, Barry Smith, is to retire.

Update - GLOBAL: Analysts upbeat on SABMiller's beer sales

19 Oct 2010

Strong consumer demand for SABMiller's beers in Africa and China has outweighed analysts' disappointment over sales in the Americas.

JAPAN/GERMANY: Kirin Holdings signs brewing deal

10 Aug 2010

Japan's Kirin Holdings will have its beer brewed in Germany from this October, but has been forced to adapt its recipe to meet the country's strict brewing rules.

Comment - SABMiller Q1: Thank Goodness That's Over

23 Jul 2010

The news that SABMiller's Q1 volumes were down points to a tough three months for the brewer. Closer inspection of the firm's first quarter, however, suggests that SABMiller actually had as good a Q1 as it could have hoped for.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller enters recycling partnership

2 Jul 2010

SABMiller has joined with global retailer Carrefour to improve recycling rates in Colombia.

Comment - Beer - Our understanding of beer

18 May 2010

The brewing industry, burdened by centuries of tradition, is a slow-moving beast. Mind you, it’s a rare brand owner these days that believes appealing to tradition will motivate consumers to part with their hard-earned cash. Brewers don’t sell heritage any more; now it’s refreshment, taste and, providing your local advertising standards enforcers are in a generous mood, lifestyle.

ARGENTINA: SABMiller silent on brewer acquisition talks

1 Feb 2010

SABMiller has declined to comment on speculation that it is eyeing a move for Argentina's third largest brewer, a deal that analysts believe would make sense for the brewer after it failed to acquire FEMSA Cerveza.

COLOMBIA: Tax rise threat to SABMiller beer sales

26 Jan 2010

A near five-fold rise in beer sales tax threatens to damage SABMiller's lager volumes in Colombia, the brewer's biggest market in Latin America.

Review of the Year 2009 - Beer

15 Dec 2009

What 2009 lacked in explosive headlines in the brewing category, it more than made up for in tactical manoeuvres for the future. Olly Wehring considers a year that was always going to struggle, in every way possible.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken “will participate” in consolidation - CEO

30 Nov 2009

The head of Heineken has predicted that consolidation will continue in the global brewing industry going forward, and that the company “will participate”.

MEXICO: FEMSA confirms beer unit "opportunities" talks

2 Oct 2009

Fomento Economico Mexicano has confirmed that it is in discussions to “explore opportunities" involving its beer business.

EU: Bavaria beer wins Italy trademark battle

3 Jul 2009

Dutch brewer Bavaria has fended off complaints from an alliance of German brewers in the EU's highest court to secure trademark rights for Bavaria beer in Italy.

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