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"There's a link between Brexit, the tariff war and COVID-19" - just-drinks speaks to SpiritsEurope director general Ulrich Adam - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 8 Apr 2020

In the drinks industry, the coronavirus pandemic has turned the spotlight on to trade associations, with members searching frantically for answers to their many questions. In our latest coronavirus special interview, just-drinks hears from Ulrich Adam, director general of SpiritsEurope, who discusses how his organisation is coping with COVID-19.

The rocky road ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller - analysis 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.

Anheuser-Busch 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: 

Focus - Government, Industry want Minimum Alcohol 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.

Focus - 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:

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2020 - Sales down almost 6%, April volumes plummet by 32% - results data - comment 7 May 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has warned of a tough second-quarter, as a strong start to 2020 was undone by the wider spread of the coronavirus towards the end of Q1.

SpiritsEurope targets lockdown alcohol consumption with online quiz 6 May 2020

Trade association SpiritsEurope has unveiled an online quiz activation designed to promote responsible drinking during the lockdowns affecting most countries across the continent.

SpiritsEurope backs ambitious glass recycling project 27 Apr 2020

The trade organisation for Europe's spirits industry has signed up to a recycling initiative headed by the association for the continent's glass container manufacturers.

Union talks continue as Anheuser-Busch InBev Belgium blockade ends 6 Dec 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev is in talks with unions after staff staging a blockade of breweries in Belgium returned to work

New observatory targets best practice for EU wine industry 26 Nov 2019

The European Commission has launched an observatory for wine producers in the European Union.

Duvel Moortgat launches 40%-abv Duvel Distilled Batch Three 19 Nov 2019

Duvel Moortgat has released a 40%-abv version of its Duvel Belgian beer brand.

UNESDA confirms DG switch, enter Nicholas Hodac 23 Sep 2019

The trade association for Europe's soft drinks manufacturers has announced a change of director general, with Nicholas Hodac set to assume the top job.

Carlsberg to open microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey next year 22 May 2019

Carlsberg is to return brewing to Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium with a new microbrewery at the site.

Anheuser-Busch InBev hit with US$225m fine over trade restriction practices in Europe 13 May 2019

The European Commission has handed down a EUR200.4m (US$225.1m) fine to Anheuser-Busch InBev after the brewer was found to have introduced practices restricting imports of its Jupiler beer brand from the Netherlands to its home market of Belgium.

C&C Group readies Heverlee brewery in Belgium 25 Apr 2019

C&C Group is set to open a new brewery for the Heverlee brand as the company looks to strengthen the beer's connections to an abbey in Belgium.