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 set of commitments to reduce alcohol related harm.
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 its ownership interest in MillerCoors.
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 the Miller brand portfolio outside of the US.
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 countries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
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). Industry insiders say domestic beers have to look for...
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 to the two companies’ track records in responsible drinking...
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 build ‘the first truly global beer company.'
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 top 100, alongside seven other well-known beverage brands.
Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings
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 reasons for the partnership.
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 Europe, Anheuser Busch InBev.
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 for the industry - and what are the challenges it could face? Here's...
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 cities. Meanwhile, Corona is gearing up for its next Sunset festival… read on...
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 the sector.