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Anheuser-Busch InBev hopes to close the SABMiller transaction in the second half of this yearAnheuser-Busch InBev and its SABMiller divestments – Focus 29 Apr 16

Olly Wehring

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.


SABMiller will see almost all of its presence in Europe sold off once Anheuser-Busch InBev completes its takeoverSABMiller in Central & Eastern Europe - What is up for sale? - The Facts 29 Apr 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakdown of the brands and assets that are now available to purchase.


AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito wants to target no- and low-alcohol beerWhere does Anheuser-Busch InBev see the future of beer? - Comment 28 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev had its general shareholders meeting this week, during what must be one of the busiest times in the company's history. With management flying all over the world - be it picking through the details of the SABMiller takeover or snapping up more craft brewers - it's a wonder they had a moment to spare for shareholders.


Brown-Forman has purchased Scotch whisky company BenRiachBrown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y - Comment 28 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into premium spirits territory. 


Premiumisation comes to the bottled water segment - NPD round-up 28 Apr 16

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

It's good to be in the bottled water business. According to Canadean, packaged water sales are expected to drive almost all of the net growth in beverage consumption over the next five years in the US, as water continues to gain at the expense of carbonated soft drinks. Premium water could lead the next wave of growth thanks to a wave of recent new product innovation. 


Brand Dr Pepper saw a 4% lift in volumes in the first three months of 2016Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 results by brand - Focus 28 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increased. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand and market in the three months to the end of March.


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