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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:


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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Anheuser-Busch InBev launches non-alcoholic Leffe 9 Jan 2019

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Voluntary alcohol labelling proposal "a non-starter" - European Commission 1 Oct 2018

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Roust Inc switches Belgium, Luxembourg distribution from Remy Cointreau to Alcobrands 12 Mar 2018

Roust Inc has dropped Remy Cointreau as its distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg.


Strike action hits Anheuser-Busch InBev breweries in Belgium 13 Oct 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev workers at three Belgian breweries, including its main Leuven site, went on strike today over pay negotiations.


SpiritsEurope DG Paul Skehan to head to PepsiCo 19 Sep 2017

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