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Latest Interviews

Interview - Birra del Borgo's Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 2016

Andy Morton

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.


Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

Casella Family Brands saves Pernod Ricard's Morris 22 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Casella Family Brands has acquired Pernod Ricard’s Morris Winery in Australia.


AB InBev halts VAIP incentive plan 21 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to drop a controversial US wholesaler incentive scheme to comply with conditions for its takeover of SABMiller.


MillerCoors takes majority stake in Terrapin Beer 21 Jul 16

Andy Morton

MillerCoors has expanded its US craft beer portfolio with a majority stake in Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co.


US adds protection to AB InBev, SABMiller approval 21 Jul 16

Andy Morton

US anti-trust authorities have sought to rein in Anheuser-Busch InBev's distribution clout in the country, as they gave conditional approval to the brewer's SABMiller takeover.


AB InBev faces US$7bn price rise for SABMiller 19 Jul 16

Andy Morton

An influx of investors into SABMiller may force Anheuser-Busch InBev to raise its takeover bid by as much as US$7bn in the next few weeks, an analyst has said.


Caledonia buys Liberation Group, Butcombe Brewery 15 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

Caledonia Investments has acquired the UK's Liberation Group, including its Butcombe Brewery operations, for GBP118m (US$156m) from LGV Capital. 

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


All AB InBev wants for Christmas is more craft beer buys 23 Dec 15

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

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