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Will Asia's brewers lead beer's next consolidation

This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are bes...

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...


Olly Wehring | 21 Apr 2016

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of March. The top line also grew in the third quarter, by 7%. Here, we look at the 12- and three-month performances by region. All results are on an organic basis.


Andy Morton | 18 Mar 2016

China Resources Beer, the joint-owner of Snow with SABMiller, released its full-year results for 2015 this week. The company will soon gain full control of Snow after it agreed a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev this month, so here's a low-down on the brand, using data from CR Beer's investors presentation.


Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2016

The first round of musical chairs sparked by Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller is nearing its end.


Lucy Britner | 2 Mar 2016

Earlier today, Anheuser Busch InBev said it has agreed to sell SABMiller's 49% interest in China Resources Snow Breweries to China Resources Beer (CRB) for US$1.6bn.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 3 Nov 2015

Two months ago, Tom Kile-Hartshorn's digital marketing agency, Nation, won the right to handle Grolsch's global digital content and social media platforms. 


James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Sue Clark has spent the last two-and-a-half years heading up SABMiller's European business. It's been a tough introduction to the world of P&L, after ten years in a corporate affairs role. Here, just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore speaks to Clark on how she manages the region, her aim to attract more women to beer and her intriguing hobby.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 24 May 2016

The European Union has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.


Lucy Britner | 23 May 2016

Societe Generale analysts have countered claims that the UK's exit from the European Union could lead to the collapse of Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 19 May 2016

SABMiller's CEO has called 2016 "a year to watch" on currency as the company battles ForEx weakness in Africa.


Andy Morton | 18 May 2016

SABMiller has posted a big drop in full-year sales and operating profits as currency headwinds and impairment charges in Africa hit the top line.


Lucy Britner | 16 May 2016

Pabst Brewing Co has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors, claiming that the SABMiller/Molson Coors JV is attempting to "sabotage Pabst's ability to compete" by hiking up contract brewing prices.


Andy Morton | 12 May 2016

Heineken's CEO has told analysts he is committed to improving the brewer's margins, "but it is not an obsession".


Olly Wehring | 11 May 2016

C&C Group has maintained that it remains strongly-placed to participate in the current round of consolidation in the beer industry, despite lining up a sizeable share buyback plan in the coming months.


Andy Morton | 10 May 2016

South Africa's anti-trust regulators have approved SABMiller's Coca-Cola Beverages Africa merger.


Andy Morton | 6 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it remains on track to complete its takeover of SABMiller despite a new delay in South Africa.


Andy Morton | 4 May 2016

SABMiller has agreed a number of concessions with South African regulators as it continues to chase approval for its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) merger.


Lucy Britner | 4 May 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a marked fall in first-quarter sales, with net profits plunging on one-off costs related in part to its pending purchase of SABMiller.


Olly Wehring | 29 Apr 2016

Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.


Olly Wehring | 21 Apr 2016

SABMiller has reported a healthy end to its fiscal full-year, ahead of its pending takeover by Anheuser-Busch Inbev.


Lucy Britner | 19 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has accepted Asahi's offer to acquire SABMiller's European premium brands, as it moves closer to completing its acquisition of SAB.


Olly Wehring | 14 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has taken a major step towards securing South African clearance for its takeover of SABMiller.


Lucy Britner | 12 Apr 2016

The European Commission has set an initial deadline for its review of Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed takeover of SABMiller. 


Lucy Britner | 5 Apr 2016

South Africa's competition commission has extended today's deadline for the conclusion of its investigation into the impending takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev. 


Olly Wehring | 1 Apr 2016

Molson Coors has poached Beam Suntory's CFO, Mauricio Restrepo, to assume the same position for the brewer.


Olly Wehring | 23 Mar 2016

Nick Miller, the head of Meantime Brewing Co, has announced his intention to stand down, with Laura Edwards moving across from the UK arm of parent company SABMiller to replace him.


Andy Morton | 18 Mar 2016

China Resources Beer has celebrated divesting its non-beer operations with a double-digit jump in full-year profits, despite flat sales in the period.


Andy Morton | 8 Mar 2016

SABMiller has restarted production at a Chibuku production site in Malawi after government health inspectors closed it for what the company said were "minor issues".


Lucy Britner | 2 Mar 2016

An analyst from SIG has called Anheuser-Busch InBev's sale of SABMiller's 49% interest in CR Snow "disappointing".

Latest blogs

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.


Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

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