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SAB Miller promises ’next generation’ PET beer around five years

SAB Miller says research to date on a new type of PET to keep bottled beer fresher for longer 'looks promising', but the brewer says commercialization of the technology is...

‘Everyone has their price’: Analyst reflects on SAB Miller’s Heineken approach

Despite Heineken’s stated desire for independence after it knocked back an approach for SAB Miller, one financial analyst believes a deal could still be done.

SAB Miller defends local virtues against charge it lacks ‘truly global beer brand’

SAB Miller has emphasized the virtues of beer as a local business after one analyst suggested that the only thing the world’s second-biggest brewer is missing is a truly global...

ABI takeout of SAB Miller could be 'transformative' for Molson Coors

With AB InBev rumored to be exploring a takeover of SAB Miller, one US analyst says the deal could prove 'transformative' for Molson Coors' beer prospects in this market.

INDUSTRY VOICES: Seth Hillstrom, American Beverage Consortium Managing Partner

‘We’re closer than ever to personalized beverage marketing!’ – eBev exec

As we gear up for eBev 2014 in Atlanta Georgia, the American Beverage Consortium’s Seth Hillstrom tells us that personalized beverage marketing is here to stay, but warns that getting...


Premium brands will lead as China’s beer economy leapfrogs that of US

Now double the size of its American counterpart, China's beer market is an exciting place to be for international brewers in spite of protectionist controls put in place by its...

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo trend up in 2013 global FMCG league but Tingyi steals show

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo and SAB Miller are all risers in the OC&C league table of Global Top 50 FMCG players in 2013, but China's Tingyi Holdings was the rising beverage...

Grolsch targets $40bn beer sweet spot based on ‘new experiences’

Grolsch in a glass jar has been launched in Romania and Canadean believes the launch will boost long-term brand loyalty as customers flock into a $40bn market for beer offering...

'I wouldn't dismiss it outright': Analyst sees logic in SAB Miller, Diageo merger

Whispers of a $171bn+ merger between Diageo and SAB Miller have led to share spikes for both companies over the past couple of days and follow chatter about SAB tying-up...


PepsiCo still fly in ‘compelling but complex’ SAB Miller/ABI ointment?

With increased market chatter over AB InBev’s possible purchase of SAB Miller one analyst warns that the former’s bottling deal with PepsiCo in Latin America remains one barrier to a...


Budweiser beer wins Super Bowl Puppy Love but digital 'tail could soon wag dog'

AB InBev hit a home run with its Puppy Love advertisement aired during the 2014 Super Bowl but the success of Newcastle Brown Ale’s cheeky campaign shows the digital tail...

‘Torrid times’ in South Africa: Heineken suffers as Castle Light sales soar

Heineken admits it is under pressure in South African premium beer due to tough competition from market leader SAB Miller and its Castle Lite brand in particular.


‘Iconic beer brands often taste similar’: SAB Miller boss backs new styles

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark admits that iconic beer brands often taste similar and says his firm is investing heavily in R&D on new styles and flavors to compete with...

Singleton red faced as SAB Miller Aussie subsidiary pulls Bluetongue

Australian entrepreneur John Singleton is reportedly furious that SAB Miller subsidiary Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has chosen to axe its once successful Bluetongue beer brand.

CUB denies Aussie beer lock-out as brewers face probe

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating the nation’s brewers to find out if certain players have been locked out of the off-premise market.

‘We’re going up against spirits’ Miller Fortune seeks to stop Lite rot

Miller Coors hopes its new high-end beer targeting spirits drinkers, Miller Fortune, will restore Miller Light's flagging sales as declines continue.

News in brief

Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

Dynamism in Drinks: Personality of the Year 2013

Click through the nominees for the inaugural Beverage Personality of the Year, then vote to tell us who you think should triumph!

SAB Miller partner Anadolu EFES blames Moscow brewery closure on overcapacity

Turkish brewer Anadolu Efes will close its Moscow brewery in January 2014 blaming a 20% slide in beer sales over the past five years due to tighter regulations that have...

Molson Coors stuns Street with Coors Light Canada sales slump

Molson Coors surprised the Street with its poor Q3 performance in Canada due to a high single-digit sales slump for Coors Light, but is the issue for such premium light...


Could soft drinks scupper potential $100bn AB InBev deal for SAB Miller?

SAB Miller’s association with Coca-Cola and AB InBev’s tie-up with PepsiCo in Latin America is one hurdle that could halt a mega merger between the world’s two biggest brewers, analysts...

SAB Miller CEO Clark targets mixed-gender drinking future

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark says his company will work ‘over time’ to build beer demand and tap new consumption needs, stepping out of core lager and focusing on mixed-gender...

SAB Miller backs subsidiary as Diageo JV files South Africa competition complaint

SAB Miller says it is confident that its subsidiary Alliance Beverages has done nothing wrong after Diageo’s South Africa JV United National Breweries accused the business of uncompetitive practices.

News in brief

SAB Miller chair Mackay returns to work after illness

SAB Miller chairman Graham Mackay has returned to week following successful treatment for a brain tumor.

Pacific Beverages brewery designer scoops Australian eco prize

A waste water recovery plant at a site run by SAB Miller/Coca-Cola Amatil JV Pacific Beverages has won an Australian prize for setting high stands in terms of water reuse...

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