InBev plans to restructure its business in Belgium, a move that could lead to the loss of over 160 jobs.

The world's largest brewer by volume is to streamline its operations in its domestic market in a further attempt to cut costs in the declining beer markets of western Europe.

InBev said today (30 November) that the restructuring would be felt across the business, notably in production, marketing and sales and distribution. The moves will lead to up to 232 workers losing their jobs, but InBev said it hoped to avoid "at least" 67 of the redundancies by finding workers jobs within the new structure. In all, up to 165 posts could be axed.

InBev said it had begun a consultation process with workers' representatives in Belgium and a final decision would be reached after the talks had ended.

The restructuring comes just a week after InBev said 45 jobs would go after a revamp of its global headquarters in Leuven.

InBev had failed to return a request for comment as just-drinks went to press.