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The rocky road ahead for AB InBev and SABMiller 11 Nov 2015

The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeover of SABMiller. But, the road ahead looks rocky, with competition issues, market tussles and potentially more divestment in the coming months.

A-B InBev Q3 & YTD by region - Focus 30 Oct 2015

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a drop in Q3 and year-to-date net profits and sales, although the company saw sales rise in organic terms. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in its global regions: 

Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland 16 Sep 2014

Although the Scottish Government's initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q1 Performance by Region 7 May 2014

Earlier today (7 May), Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in first-quarter group sales, but net profits were dragged down by higher finance costs. Here just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's performance in its global markets:

just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD 29 Oct 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev reports its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Thursday (31 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the Leuven-headquartered group's fortunes in the last quarter.

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Digital marketing rules to cause EU headache 3 Nov 2015

Digital marketing will be a regulatory “battleground” in the next few years as the European Union attempts to deal with its implications for alcohol, the head of SpiritsEurope has said.

European brewery numbers continue to rise 3 Nov 2015

The European Union has seen the number of breweries rise again in 2014 – doubling the number six years earlier.

Belgian excise hike riles spirits industry 2 Nov 2015

Authorities in Belgium have raised the rate of excise tax on alcohol in the country, drawing the ire of spirits producers.

AB InBev profits drop in Q3, YTD 30 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen reported profits drop in its third quarter, dragging the year-to-date down.

EU sees counterfeit drinks seizures soar 30 Oct 2015

The European Union seized about EUR2.1m (US$2.3m) in counterfeit or fake beverages at its borders in 2014, a marked rise on the year before, according to a European Commission report.

Invest more to tackle abuse - SpiritsEurope 20 Oct 2015

Greater investment is needed in educational initiatives to tackle alcohol abuse and especially under-age drinking, according to trade association SpiritsEurope.

EU vine plantings to increase from next year 13 Apr 2015

The European Commission has proposed some modest help for the European Union's wine producers, who are struggling with a shrinking share of world markets and falling consumption in the region.

Euro committee calls for calorie labels on alcohol 7 Apr 2015

All alcohol containers sold in the European Union should display calorie information, according to a parliamentary committee in the politico-economic bloc.

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up new chairman 27 Mar 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev is poised to propose a new chairman at its AGM next month.

Anheuser-Busch InBev confirms Belgium tax probe 13 Nov 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it is being investigated by Belgium's tax authorities over one of its subsidiaries in its home country.