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Belgium headquarters for combined AB InBev / SABMiller entity

AB InBev has announced that the new group, created by the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller, will be based in Belgium. Meanwhile, other details of the combined group –...

AB InBev & SABMiller merger due to complete on October 10

AB InBev and SABMiller have set out a timeline for their merger, setting the date for completion of the deal as October 10, 2016.

SABMiller Board recommends revised AB InBev offer

SABMiller is recommending that shareholders accept a revised takeover offer from AB InBev. Meanwhile, the ‘megabrew’ deal has received conditional clearance in China. 

SABMiller ‘pauses AB InBev integration’: reports

SABMiller has paused the process of integrating its operations with AB InBev, as a new takeover offer from AB InBev is considered, according to reports.

‘Our efforts are far from over’: Responsible drinking alliance highlights 2015 progress

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking – a group supported by global alcohol beverage companies including AB InBev, Heineken and Diageo – says ‘good progress’ has been made on a...

Molson Coors responds to US decision on AB InBev & SABMiller deal

The US Department of Justice has reached a final agreement with AB InBev and SABMiller, which will allow Molson Coors to acquire SABMiller’s 58% stake in MillerCoors, as well as...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets US approval

The US Department of Justice says it will permit Anheuser-Busch InBev to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. A settlement requires AB InBev to divest SABMiller’s entire US business, including...

US brewers pledge to display nutrition and calorie information

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Heineken USA are among the brewers in the US who have agreed to provide more information on beer labels, including calorie content and other nutritional information. 

EU Commission to investigate if ‘AB InBev has abused its position’ on Belgian beer market

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether AB InBev has abused its ‘dominant position on the Belgian beer market’ by hindering imports of its beer from neighboring...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets clearance in South Africa, with conditions

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, with conditions. 

The world’s top 10 beer brands

Budweiser takes the top spot in the BrandZ Beer Top 10 Brands list, but which other brews feature in the rankings? 

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks to launch premium RTD tea, eying up ‘significant growth opportunity’

Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks are partnering to launch Teavana RTD tea in the US.

South Africa Competition Commission sets conditions for AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended that AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller should be approved with conditions. 

European Commission approves AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller

The European Commission has approved AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller; conditional on AB In Bev ‘selling practically the entire SABMiller beer business in Europe’.

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AB InBev to transfer SABMiller’s Panama business to Ambev

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to transfer SABMiller’s Panamanian business to Ambev. In exchange, Ambev will transfer to AB InBev its business in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. 

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AB InBev offers to sell more of SABMiller’s European brands

Anheuser-Busch InBev has offered to sell SABMiller’s central and eastern European assets, as it seeks the European Commission’s approval of its acquisition of SABMiller. 

AB InBev accepts Asahi offer for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell SABMiller brands Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime to Asahi Group Holdings. 

Anheuser-Busch acquires Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Anheuser-Busch has announced it will acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company, a craft brewer based in Virginia, US. 

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Chinese consumers demand premium beer products

The Chinese beer market is the world’s largest, yet it is experiencing negative volume growth after growing continuously for the past 24 years, according to China Alcoholic Drinks Association (CADA)....

AB InBev to sell SABMiller’s stake in Snow to China Resources Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in China Resources Snow Breweries (CR Snow), the company behind the Snow beer brand, to China Resources Beer.

AB InBev says SABMiller deal is on track, as it releases FY2015 results

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says its takeover of SABMiller remains on track to be completed in the second half of 2016, as it releases its full year 2015 results.

Asahi bids for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands, in a bid worth $2.9bn. 

Singapore conglomerate bids for ownership of Peroni and Grolsch

Singapore’s Fraser and Neave has confirmed that it hopes to buy into the European beer market through the purchase of Peroni and Grolsch from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

News in brief

AB InBev UK commits to nutritional information for beer

AB InBev UK will provide full ingredient and nutritional information for its beers, building on a European pledge made last year. 

AB InBev acquires Camden Town Brewery

London’s Camden Town Brewery says a partnership with AB InBev will "pave the way" for growth and expansion.

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