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What US's Paris climate deal exit means for drinks

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the...

Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer?

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the...

Andy Morton | 8 May 2017

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring rarely gives interviews, but as the head of one of the biggest dealmakers in corporate history, his power and influence is enormous.

Andy Morton | 4 May 2017

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in underlying Q1 net sales driven by its main brands, Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's quarterly performance by region.

Ian Shackleton | 11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.

Stephen Beaumont | 28 Mar 2017

This month, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, uses his regular column to look at the fruit-flavoured beer segment, and spies a red flag.

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

Lucy Britner | 25 Jul 2017

Ahead of the release on Thursday of Anheuser-Busch InBev's second-quarter 2017 results, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of June for the company.

Andy Morton | 20 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has acquired two energy drinks and sparkling water brands in the country, as it looks to increase its presence in non-alcoholic beverages.

Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 2017

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has recruited model Marisa Miller for an online activation that pokes fun at its main rival in the country MillerCoors.

Lucy Britner | 12 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's South African Breweries unit has invested ZAR2.8bn (US$206.7m) in expansions at its Alrode and Rosslyn breweries. 

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2017

Political upheaval around the world, including Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, have pushed mergers and acquisitions in the FMCG area to their lowest levels for five years, a new report has said.

Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has rolled out state-branded Budweiser packaging as part of a summer push for the brand. 

Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has rolled out state-branded Budweiser packaging as part of a summer push for the brand. 

Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it will announce a new UK marketing head "in due course" after incumbent Nick Robinson left the company.

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2017

A group of Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned brewers has hit back at the Brewers Association, accusing the US craft brewer trade body of starting a "civil war" in the country's beer industry.

Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2017

Constellation Brands has emphasised its leading role in driving the growth of the Mexican beer segment in the US, with the group's CEO admitting he is unphased by competing brands.

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it wants to expand a new smart fridge business that supplies offices with a variety of its beer brands.

Lucy Britner | 29 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released details of a UK marketing push for the Stella Artois brand, centred around the sponsorship of this Summer's Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is in discussions over German beer brands Diebels and Hasseröder, amid reports the two are up for sale.

Lucy Britner | 13 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has continued its march on lower-strength beers in the UK with a 4.1% abv version of its Goose Island brand. 

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is continuing the global expansion of its Goose Island brand with the planned opening of a Goose Island brewhouse in Canada.

Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has proposed a merger of the three Nigerian beer companies in which it holds majority control.

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's namesake product has arrested its slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands after dropping out of the top ten last year.

Lucy Britner | 5 Jun 2017

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement is a signal for businesses to reaffirm their commitment to the environment, according to the head of Carlsberg.

Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a lower-abv version of its Leffe Belgian beer.

Andy Morton | 1 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has set up a Big Brother-style webcam for 17 frogs as part of a Bud Light UK marketing push.

Olly Wehring | 22 May 2017

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a cash donation to a "grassroots" football team in the country, as part of Budweiser’s partnership with The FA Cup.

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2016

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

Company research

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (USA)

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s top domestic priorities in 2017 are to expand its premium beer offerings while elevating consumer awareness of its core brands. The company is also looking to develop the area o...

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Belgium)

Interbrouw is a Belgian-born brewery. After mergers and other company activity, including the acquisition of SABMiller in 2015, the group has become the biggest brewer in the world....

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV in Beer (World)

Through its acquisition of SABMiller, A-B InBev has enhanced its status as the world’s largest brewer. It now holds a considerable share of beer in every region, including a newly established foothold...

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