InBev USA is to move its headquarters after spending nine years in Norwalk, Connecticut.

InBev's US arm will move just six miles north to the city of Wilton where it will take over office space previously occupied by IBM.

The offices will house 105 employees working in sales, marketing, finance, legal and corporate affairs, the company said yesterday (13 September).

The site will also house an InBev USA Beer Academy, where the company aims to educates its wholesalers and retailers about "serving and selling premium imported beer".

InBev USA president Doug Corbett said: "We are committed to remaining in Fairfield County, which offers unparalleled quality of life for our employees. As a result, we are pleased to be able to relocate to Wilton, into a full-service facility that suits our company extremely well." A date has not been set for the move.

Earlier this month, InBev decided to give up brewing in the US and started the search for a buyer for its brewery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In June, the company started exclusive talks with City Brewing Co. over a possible sale.

The talks came a month after InBev sold its US beer brand Rolling Rock to Anheuser-Busch for US$82m.