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...
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 than body paint’… read on for more beverage...
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.
SAB Miller says the knock-on effects China’s wet summer continued to hold back the group’s performance in Q3 2014, but tells BeverageDaily.com it is confident the market will bounce back, while its pending JV in Africa will enlarge its soft drinks platform.
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 brew, according to a study released in time for Australia Day.
The Coca-Cola Company and SAB Miller have inked a deal to combine their non-alcoholic bottling operations in Southern and East Africa into a $2.9bn turnover business that will accelerate sales in 12 high-growth countries.
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 still around five years away.
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 too personal can be ‘just creepy’.
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 beers secular rather than economic or climatic?
REUTERS ARTICLE GIVES NEW LIFE TO RUMORS OF POSSIBLE TIE-UP
SAB Miller is disappointed by yesterday’s interim court injunction that stops it terminating its Canadian License Agreement with Molson Coors, and one City analyst warns that the spat could be a symptom of broader tensions between the two brewing giants,...
STRAWBERRY VERSION OF 'APPLE ALE' DUE FOR US LAUNCH THIS FALL
Miller Coors says it plans to launch a strawberry version of Redd’s Apple Ale in the US this Fall, with one top company executive noting that flavoured alcohol and malt-flavored beverages are ‘on fire’ as a category.
New York AG probes MillerCoors backing of Puerto Rican Day Parade
MillerCoors' has sought to defuse anger amidst New York Puerto Ricans over its use of the US territory’s flag on cans as the state’s attorney general (AG) enters the row, but no-one seems offended by Budweiser's use of the Stars and Stripes.
MillerCoors has stressed its strong history of responsible marketing after a new can design upset a grassroots movement of Puerto Ricans Americans claiming ‘exploitation’ of their culture and unhelpful associations with alcohol use.
Beam Inc. revealed yesterday that bourbon brand Maker’s Mark Q1 2013 sales rose 44% due to short-lived plans for an alcohol cut that prompted a sales spike, but is this PR blunder turned marketing masterstroke one brands could intentionally replicate?