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A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus 29 Apr 2016

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale? 29 Apr 2016

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakdown of the brands and assets that are now available to purchase.

Where does AB InBev see the future of beer? 28 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev had its general shareholders meeting this week, during what must be one of the busiest times in the company's history. With management flying all over the world - be it picking through the details of the SABMiller takeover or snapping up more craft brewers - it's a wonder they had a moment to spare for shareholders.

Brown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y -Comment 28 Apr 2016

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into premium spirits territory. 

Premiumisation comes to bottled water - NPD 28 Apr 2016

It's good to be in the bottled water business. According to Canadean, packaged water sales are expected to drive almost all of the net growth in beverage consumption over the next five years in the US, as water continues to gain at the expense of carbonated soft drinks. Premium water could lead the next wave of growth thanks to a wave of recent new product innovation. 

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CCE lines up Monster boost as merger looms 29 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.

This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 29 Apr 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water 29 Apr 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

This week in beer & cider on just-drinks 29 Apr 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Private equity poised for SABMiller Europe buy? 29 Apr 2016

Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.

AB InBev to sell SABMiller Cent'l, E Europe assets 29 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is looking to divest virtually all of SABMiller's operations in Europe, with SAB's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe set to follow the Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzuro and Meantime brands in being put up for sale.

CCE bemoans "soft" Q1 as profits tumble 28 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises has seen its bottom line struggle in the first quarter, with sales and volumes posting single-digit declines.

Brazil drags for Coca-Cola Femsa despite Q1 growth 28 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Femsa has posted a jump in Q1 sales and profits despite volumes declines in Brazil.

Asahi loses Q1 sales overseas 28 Apr 2016

Asahi's overseas businesses have posted a drop in Q1 sales ahead of the Japanese brewer's takeover of SABMiller's European beer brands.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group toasts "good start" in Q1 28 Apr 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increased. 

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PepsiCo's Johnston's new Twitter role is hard to Tweet 8 Apr 2016

The drinks industry could do more to benefit from new technology.

Some things don't add up at The Coca-Cola Co 25 Feb 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is smarting after an EU court setback in its attempt to trademark a new bottle design.

How many Prosecco brands can you name? 17 Feb 2016

At a media breakfast in London, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard gave an interesting response to a question he's no doubt asked a lot.