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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...

Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings

Ball receives warning Rexam deal may increase price of aluminium cans and bottles

Ball has allegedly received a statement of objections (SO) from competition watchdogs over its deal with Rexam, warning it may increase the price of aluminum cans and bottles.

Special edition: Active, Intelliogent Packaging

AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

AB InBev and SABMiller: bid could be made this week

AB InBev could make its offer for SABMiller this week, with reports over the weekend suggesting a $106bn bid is on the cards. 

AB InBev buys Golden Road Brewing, applauding ‘awesome portfolio’ of craft beers

Anheuser-Busch InBev is buying Golden Road Brewing, pointing to its ‘awesome portfolio’ of beers, the culture and passion for the beer, and its growth and achievements in Los Angeles as...

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

Why storytelling adds value to a product – people will want to buy it

When you give meaning to something, people want to pay for it and this applies to any brand or product, according to Erwin Dito, former innovation and packaging director Western...

Beverage Bites: News up to September 17, 2015

The reaction to AB InBev and SABMiller announcement: Beverage Bites special

Yesterday AB InBev and SABMiller confirmed they are exploring a mega-brewer tie-up, which would create a force controlling an incredible 30% of global beer volumes. So what would this mean...

The promise of premium: AB InBev confident in Chinese beer strategy

AB InBev says its premium and super-premium strategy in China is paying off, with the brewing giant building the category to meet ‘pent up demand.’ 

Beverage Bites: News up to July 17, 2015

Glass fragments prompt wine recall, Bacardi cuts carbon emissions, and more beverage bites

Bacardi says a biomass boiler at a whisky distillery has cut its carbon footprint by 90%, while SodaStream is running a $2.75m advertising campaign on the streets of three US...

'Brewers shouldn’t fear society’s drive towards healthy living' - but it’s not all plain sailing, warns industry body

Increased information about beer will help consumers fit the beverage into a balanced diet - but The Brewers of Europe warns ‘misguided’ policies from governments and public health advocates damage...

beverage bites: News up to June 5, 2015

Beer and baseball for Miller Lite; glass particles prompt wine recall; and more beverage bites

SABMiller’s American Light lager, Miller Lite, has signed a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in Canada. Read on for more beverage bites from the industry this week. ...

Sponsor Coca-Cola says FIFA World Cup ideals have been ‘tarnished;’ Budweiser says it expects ‘strong ethical standards’

Coca-Cola and Budweiser speak out in response to FIFA corruption scandal

Long-standing FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola and Budweiser have responded to the FIFA corruption scandal, with Coca-Cola concerned that the ideals of the event have been ‘tarnished.’

News in brief

AB InBev opens Vietnam brewery to embrace beer potential of Southeast Asia

Anheuser-Busch InBev says Vietnam is the ‘next turning point’ for growth in Southeast Asia, as it officially opened its first brewery in the country yesterday.

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