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The world’s most valuable beer & spirits brands

Johnnie Walker is the world’s most valuable whisk(e)y brand, while Bud Light tops the charts in beer. But 2017 is the year of Baijiu brands, says Brand Finance, with the...

The top 50 breweries and craft breweries in the US

The Brewers Association, the US trade group for craft brewers, has released its list of the top 50 craft brewers, along with a list of the overall top 50 brewing...

AB InBev to bring beer to Mars

AB InBev has announced ambitious plans to bring a “microgravity” beer to Mars, a mission that will likely take decades to accomplish.

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Alcohol nutrition & ingredients labelling: Can the industry rise to the challenge?

Should your bottle of wine tell you how many calories you are consuming? Should your beer list its ingredients? Given consumers’ increased scrutiny over what they eat – and drink...

European Commission report on consumer information on alcoholic beverages

Drinks industry invited to create self-regulatory proposal for nutrition & ingredients labelling on alcohol in Europe

The European Commission is inviting the alcoholic beverage industry to develop a self-regulatory proposal that provides information on ingredients and nutrition on all alcoholic beverages. 

AB InBev FY16

AB InBev and SABMiller integration ‘well under way’

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released its FY16 results: highlighting a challenging environment in Brazil; growth of its global beer brands; and progress on the integration of SABMiller.  

Trump supporters call for Budweiser boycott after immigration-themed Super Bowl ad

Trump supporters are calling for a boycott of Budweiser following the beer giant’s Super Bowl ad - which depicts Anheuser-Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch’s arrival in America from Germany - interpreting...

AB InBev: Voluntary severance program for managers in South Africa

AB InBev has confirmed it is running a voluntary severance offer program in South Africa, but emphasizes that no employee will be forcibly retrenched following the merger of AB InBev...

Stella Artois announces commitment to Matt Damon clean water campaign

Stella Artois has announced its commitment to a Water.org campaign, which will help provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to clean water by 2020.

AB InBev and Keurig announce R&D joint venture for in-home alcohol drink system

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain are partnering to create an in-home alcohol drink system, covering a range of alcoholic beverages. 

The year that was: Headlines of 2016

From mergers and acquisitions to innovations in packaging and flavors, we take a look back over some of the headlines of 2016. 

6 beverage innovation highlights of 2016

It’s easy to be cynical about the term ‘innovation’ – a buzzword used by marketers in the hope of attracting attention in a crowded marketplace. But here we take a...

AB InBev sells its interests in Distell Group to PIC in South Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its entire indirect shareholding in Distell Group Limited to South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation Ltd, a state-owned pension fund. 

AB InBev sells SABMiller’s central and eastern European business to Asahi

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell the former SABMiller businesses in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania to Asahi for €7.3bn ($7.75bn).

Anheuser-Busch acquires craft brewer Karbach Brewing Co.

Anheuser-Busch is to acquire Karbach Brewing Co, a Texas craft brewer it identifies as one of the country’s fastest-growing craft brands. 

AB InBev notes craft beer slowdown

AB InBev has noted a slowdown in the US craft sector in its Q3 results, although CEO Carlos Brito says it’s ‘too early to call’ on what this means for...

Anheuser-Busch completes ‘world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck’

Anheuser-Busch and Otto have used a self-driving truck to haul a trailer of Budweiser across 120 miles (193 km), heralding it as a milestone for the transportation industry.  

Analytical Flavor Systems CEO: ‘We’ve made flavor a predictive measurement’

Analytical Flavor Systems has developed technology using artificial intelligence (AI) to quantify flavor in a relevant and useful way for beverage companies. 

World's largest beer company AB InBev has ‘mindset of a startup', seeking to disrupt business with accelerator program

After three months of vetting nearly 1,000 entries to a joint accelerator program funded by AB InBev and Techstars Connection, ten startups have been selected for the 17 –week program...

Coca-Cola to acquire AB InBev’s stake in CCBA

The Coca-Cola Company has announced its intention to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's (ABI) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) following the closing of the ABI combination with SABMiller. 

AB InBev completes takeover of SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the successful completion of its takeover of SABMiller, a process that has taken a year to complete.

Best global brands: Which beverages make the 2016 list?

Coca-Cola takes third place in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report, but which other beverage brands make the list?

Asahi set to bid for SABMiller’s Eastern European beer brands: reports

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings is set to bid $4.87bn for SABMiller’s Eastern European beer operations in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, according to reports. 

AB InBev: ‘All required shareholder approvals for the Combination have been obtained’

AB InBev and SABMiller shareholders approve ‘megabrew’ deal

AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller has today been approved by shareholders of both companies, and the deal is expected to complete on October 10. 

‘Megabrew’ will retain AB InBev name

AB InBev shareholders have approved the company's proposed merger with SABMiller, while SABMiller shareholders are due to vote on the deal today (September 28). 

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