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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.

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...

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. 

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...

MillerCoors getting into RTD alcoholic beverage game at the right time: Mintel

MillerCoors hopes to regain lost market share with the launch of a new hard soda this January.

Beverage bites: News up to July 24, 2015

Heat threatens craft beer hops, Nestlé’s naked baristas, and more beverage bites

Several big beverage players released quarterly results this week, while hot weather was identified as a concern in hop growing regions. Meanwhile, Nestlé’s latest campaign features ‘actors wearing little more...

'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. ...

Product launches in the beverage aisle

What’s hitting the shelves? Ginger Ninja juice, vodka for women, Twix shakes and more

M&M’s peanut thick shakes, sweet and spicy Ginger Nija juice, and art-inspired vodka: just some of the beverages springing onto shelves across the globe.

What can companies actually do to fight the global water crisis?

The WWF report offers industry a five-step plan to tackle global water scarcity and holds up certain food and drink companies for their best practice.

Heineken and Carlsberg back brewers’ pledge for nutritional labeling on beer

Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer. 

‘Bridging beer’ and Chibuku to go: SAB Miller plays Africa’s price ladder

SAB Miller has stressed the importance of Chibuku and ‘affordable clear beer’ made using local ingredients as ‘bridging beers’ to trade Africans up to mainstream and premium brands.

Beer… and beyond! SAB Miller Latin America wants to grow in other beverages

SAB Miller wants to develop its premium beer portfolio in Brazil and increase beer consumption across LATAM, but also strengthen its hold on other beverage sectors in the region.

The Coca-Cola Company releases FY14 results

US market holds hope for Coca-Cola; while RTD tea boosts billion dollar brands

The Coca-Cola Company says the US market can help offset global challenges in 2015, warning that 2015 will be a ‘transition’ year while initiatives take hold.   

Chinese rain strikes sales but SAB Miller predicts return to 'normal state of play'

SAB Miller says the knock-on effects China’s wet summer continued to hold back the group’s performance in Q3 2014, but tells it is confident the market will bounce back,...


Australia Day study assesses which beer drinkers are most patriotic

Almost 7m Australian adults drank beer at least once in any given month, with over three-quarters of these being men and nine out of 10 choosing at least one local...

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