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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.

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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.

Anheuser-Busch acquires Four Peaks Brewing Company

Anheuser-Busch is buying Arizona's Four Peaks Brewing Company, the sixth addition to its craft beer business unit.

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Bud Light wants to stand out from 'sea of sameness'

Bud Light is to get a new look with its first redesign in eight years including a reimagined logo and different primary and secondary packaging.

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: Public health scientists suggest ‘threat to global health’ but AB InBev pledges positive impact

The tie-up between AB InBev and SABMiller could have consequences for public health, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa, say scientists writing in the BMJ. In response, AB InBev points...

Craft beer buyouts: It’s the quality of the brew that ultimately counts

When large multinational brewers buy small independent craft brewers, it often prompts an outcry among beer fans. But do consumers really care who owns their favourite beer brands?

AB InBev and SABMiller: Deadline extended again

The deadline for AB InBev to make its formal takeover offer for SABMiller has been pushed back another week; with the date now set as 11 November.

Turning round a Bud Light blip: AB InBev to inject new creativity into the brand

Bud Light is under pressure in the US; but AB InBev promises to re-invigorate the brand next year.

AB InBev and SABMiller: regulators extend deadline for formal offer

AB InBev has been given another week to make a formal takeover offer for SABMiller, with today’s deadline extended by UK regulators. 

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: How will other big brewers react?

Further tie-ups could be expected as other brewers react to the AB InBev and SABMiller deal, says IBISWorld, with mergers and acquisitions proving an efficient strategy in recent years. 

A global beer shake-up: AB InBev and SABMiller deal

AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito has championed the tie-up with SABMiller as the creation of ‘the first truly global beer company.’ But where are the regions to watch: and where...

AB InBev deal set to change region’s beer landscape

With the deal to create the world’s biggest brewer agreed in principle, the Chinese and Australasian beer landscapes are destined to change, say analysts.

AB InBev and SABMiller reach agreement on takeover deal

A deal to create the world’s largest brewer has been agreed ‘in principle,’ AB InBev and SABMiller have announced this morning. 

AB InBev ups bid for SABMiller as deadline looms

AB InBev has launched another proposal in its bid to take over SABMiller: ahead of an impending deadline of this Wednesday. 

AB InBev ‘surprised’ at SABMiller reaction, after takeover proposal refused

AB InBev says it is ‘surprised’ at SABMiller’s reaction to its mega-brewer proposal: after SABMiller yesterday rejected a $103.6bn / £68bn takeover approach. 

AB InBev makes bid for SABMiller; reveals two prior rejected offers

Anheuser-Busch InBev has made an offer to SAB Miller, valuing the company at around $103.6bn / £68bn, it announced this morning.  It says the combination of the two companies can...

Best global beverage brands: Who joins Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Budweiser?

Coca-Cola has taken the #3 spot in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands Report, which identifies the most valuable brands across the world. Pepsi, Budweiser, and Nescafé also feature in the...

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