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SAB invests R438-million in new production line at Port Elizabeth brewery

SAB invests R438-million in new production line at Port Elizabeth brewery

09/11/2018 - 11:07
The country’s largest brewer, SAB and AB InBev Africa, has delivered a strong vote of confidence in Port Elizabeth’s vibrant manufacturing industry with the launch of a brand new R438-million (USD$30-million) production line at its Ibhayi Brewery based in the coastal town’s industrial area of Perseverance.  read more
Study finds US consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable beer

Study finds US consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable beer

15/10/2018 - 15:03
A majority of US beer drinkers would be willing to pay more for beer produced with sustainable practices, according to a new study from Indiana University.  read more
Top CEOs back SA’s first cannabis lager beer

Top CEOs back SA’s first cannabis lager beer

02/10/2018 - 08:07
A craft brewery backed by two prominent CEOs of JSE-listed companies says it has launched the country’s first beer made with cannabis. read more
AB InBev aims to highlight Stella Artois heritage with new designs

AB InBev aims to highlight Stella Artois heritage with new designs

19/09/2018 - 09:21
AB InBev has revealed a new packaging design for its Stella Artois beer brand in the UK as it aims to highlight its Belgian heritage alongside a modern twist. read more
AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

16/08/2018 - 09:36
AB InBev has launched a new green innovation accelerator as it aims to tackle some of the most pressing sustainability issues.  read more
AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

03/08/2018 - 10:46
AB InBev will launch a gluten-free variant of its Stella Artois lager is it responds to a surge in demand for gluten-free products. read more
Which country exports the most beer in the world?

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

25/06/2018 - 09:29
According to the report "World: Beer - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the amount of beer exported worldwide amounted to 16M tonnes in 2016, coming up by 6% against the previous year figure.  read more
Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

22/06/2018 - 09:43
London-based craft brewer Beavertown Brewery has sold a minority stake in its business to Heineken, providing a £40 million cash injection to build a new site. read more
AB InBev increases beer volumes in SA and Africa

AB InBev increases beer volumes in SA and Africa

23/05/2018 - 11:06
Sitting outside the ramshackle Vimba Tavern in Alexandra, Patrick Mashego swigs from a one-litre bottle of Carling Black Label, SA’s most popular beer. Rolled out by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) across the country this year, the larger bottles are part of a plan by the world’s biggest brewer to lure price-conscious South Africans to its mid-market beers and away from bargain rivals or homebrews. read more
Heineken partners with Belize Brewing Company

Heineken partners with Belize Brewing Company

17/05/2018 - 11:37
Brewing giant Heineken International B.V. has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Belize Brewing Company Ltd (BBC), a subsidiary of Bowen & Bowen Ltd, based in Central America. read more
Budweiser launches in SA and announces FIFA World Cup plans

Budweiser launches in SA and announces FIFA World Cup plans

11/05/2018 - 11:30
Budweiser, one of the world’s most iconic beers is now being brewed in South Africa at SAB’s Rosslyn Brewery, outside of Pretoria.  read more
Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices

Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices

09/05/2018 - 08:54
Grain SA charges that AB InBev has contravened one of the conditions set in its acquisition of rival beer maker SABMiller. read more
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

23/04/2018 - 10:03
At a time when the sales of top-selling light beer brands have been contracting in the US, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Michelob Ultra is redefining the ultra-light beer concept in a move that could have global implications, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. read more
AB InBev launches Bud Light orange to boost citrus beer offer

AB InBev launches Bud Light orange to boost citrus beer offer

10/04/2018 - 08:29
AB InBev has launched an orange flavour of its Bud Light beer in the US as it aims to profit from the popularity of flavoured lagers.  read more
AB InBev brewing bigger plans for African market

AB InBev brewing bigger plans for African market

06/04/2018 - 13:25
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev’s) plans to spend $250m on a brewery in Nigeria and $100m on a brewery in Kenya show it is successfully tapping SABMiller’s African expertise, BMI Research said. read more
Jim Beam, Budweiser join forces to craft 'All-American' brew

Jim Beam, Budweiser join forces to craft 'All-American' brew

05/04/2018 - 09:54
Two of the USA’s most prominent alcohol brands, Budweiser and Jim Beam, have entered into a collaboration to craft a new beer this autumn. read more
AB InBev to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

AB InBev to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

20/03/2018 - 13:33
Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to build a $100m brewery in Tanzania as the world’s biggest beer maker steps up investment in Africa to meet booming demand. read more
Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

13/02/2018 - 13:39
Danish brewer Carlsberg has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which shows that the brand has reduced carbon emissions at its plants by 16% since 2015, and has stopped using coal to power nine of its breweries in China. read more
Heineken sees Brazil as temporary drag in AB InBev challenge

Heineken sees Brazil as temporary drag in AB InBev challenge

12/02/2018 - 13:30
Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, wants to challenge leader Anheuser-Busch InBev in one of its key markets - and that’s going to cost the Dutch brewer some lost profit. read more
Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

25/01/2018 - 07:52
AB InBev aims to brew all of its Budweiser beers using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as it unveils a new symbol on its packaging that indicates when the beer is made using green energy. read more
Vietnam brewer Sabeco to auction hefty stake

Vietnam brewer Sabeco to auction hefty stake

18/12/2017 - 09:07
Vietnam auctions a stake of up to $5bn in state-owned brewer Sabeco.  read more
Youth Entrepreneurs honoured at 22nd annual SAB Kickstart Boost Awards

Youth Entrepreneurs honoured at 22nd annual SAB Kickstart Boost Awards

30/11/2017 - 14:39
The South African Breweries (SAB) has announced the winners in its annual SAB KickStart Boost Awards. SAB KickStart Boost is SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme which has been running for the past 22 years. read more
Anheuser-Busch set to brew beer on Mars

Anheuser-Busch set to brew beer on Mars

27/11/2017 - 14:05
US-based brewing company Anheuser-Busch is all set to make "Budweiser" the first brand of beer on the Red Planet. read more
SAB introduces alcohol-free beer

SAB introduces alcohol-free beer

07/11/2017 - 16:49
The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB InBev Africa are giving consumers more choice and a smarter drinking option with the introduction of the first alcohol-free beer to be brewed in South Africa. Castle Free, an extension of Castle Lager, offers consumers a real beer taste without the alcohol.  read more
Heineken first-half earnings beat estimates, operating profit up 5.9%

Heineken first-half earnings beat estimates, operating profit up 5.9%

31/07/2017 - 10:21
Heineken NV, the world’s second-largest brewer, reported first-half profit that beat analyst estimates, helped by warm summer weather in Europe and growing demand for more expensive beers in Asia. read more
AB InBev earnings beat estimates on SABMiller takeover savings

AB InBev earnings beat estimates on SABMiller takeover savings

27/07/2017 - 13:26
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, reported second-quarter profit growth that beat analysts’ estimates as it benefited from higher prices and cost savings after the acquisition of SABMiller. read more
Thirst for beer has AB InBev brewing more

Thirst for beer has AB InBev brewing more

13/07/2017 - 10:03
The economy may be experiencing a bad hangover, but that has not decreased the South African appetite for beer. read more
UK beer exports to China rose 500% over 2016

UK beer exports to China rose 500% over 2016

29/03/2017 - 17:05
The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has revealed that beer exports to China and India have boomed by 500% and 417% respectively. read more
Megabrew merger is a done deal, after AB InBev, SABMiller votes

Megabrew merger is a done deal, after AB InBev, SABMiller votes

28/09/2016 - 15:56
SABMiller shareholders have approved the brewer’s $104bn takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev. read more
Chinese brewer eyes SABMiller’s European assets

Chinese brewer eyes SABMiller’s European assets

15/09/2016 - 10:30
LONDON/HONG KONG — China Resources Beer Holdings, maker of the world’s most consumed beer, is considering a bid for SABMiller’s central and Eastern European assets, valued at about $6bn, according to people familiar with the matter. read more
Fawu's fight in AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller pays off

Fawu's fight in AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller pays off

16/08/2016 - 08:41
WORKERS at South African Breweries (SAB) who own shares through the Zenzele scheme are to get an average advance payment of about R32,000 when the deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) goes through, following a hard-fought battle by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu). read more
Time running out for investors to trade in SABMiller on JSE

Time running out for investors to trade in SABMiller on JSE

04/08/2016 - 08:25
IF ALL goes to plan October 5 will be the last day investors will be able to trade in the oldest industrial company on the JSE. read more
SABMiller, AB InBev merger to cross final hurdles, conclude by Oct

SABMiller, AB InBev merger to cross final hurdles, conclude by Oct

02/08/2016 - 16:08
JSE-listed SABMiller and multilisted Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) continue to steadily tick off preconditions and jurisdictional approvals in a landmark deal that will see the two companies merge to form a global beer conglomerate by October. read more
Renewed optimism on SABMiller deal buoys AB InBev shares

Renewed optimism on SABMiller deal buoys AB InBev shares

29/07/2016 - 14:02
LONDON — Anheuser-Busch InBev shares rose on Friday on optimism the world’s biggest brewer will manage to complete its $103bn bid for SABMiller after some investors turned bearish on the deal on news that integration efforts had been halted earlier this week. read more
AB InBev sweetens its offer for SABMiller to R1.48 trillion

AB InBev sweetens its offer for SABMiller to R1.48 trillion

26/07/2016 - 10:18
London - Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev raised its bid for SABMiller to £79bn (R1.48trn), responding to investor concerns about the deal’s structure after the UK’s vote to exit the European Union prompted a slump in sterling. read more
SAB suffers overall decline in net producer revenue

SAB suffers overall decline in net producer revenue

21/07/2016 - 12:40
SABMiller suffered a 4% overall decline in net producer revenue on flat beverage volumes in the June quarter, the first quarter of its financial year. read more
AB InBev, SABMiller deal wins US approval, adds craft beer protections

AB InBev, SABMiller deal wins US approval, adds craft beer protections

21/07/2016 - 08:52
NEW YORK — Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller received approval for their $107bn merger from US antitrust regulators on Wednesday after the companies agreed to unload beer assets and preserve competition from independent craft brewers. read more
Hopes rise that AB InBev will add fizz to deal

Hopes rise that AB InBev will add fizz to deal

20/07/2016 - 09:49
THE SABMiller annual general meeting on Thursday is taking place as speculation mounts about a possible sweetener in the £44 a share offer price to compensate for the post-Brexit weakness in sterling. SABMiller shareholders may look for an update on the board’s undertaking to support the offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) at the meeting. read more
The future is weak for brewer giant AB InBev

The future is weak for brewer giant AB InBev

14/07/2016 - 09:45
ANHEUSER-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which will soon make almost 30% of the world’s beer, wants to serve more low-and no-alcohol brews to drinkers trying to live a healthier lifestyle. read more
Heineken seeks brewers’ pledge on fridge space and ‘dirty tricks’

Heineken seeks brewers’ pledge on fridge space and ‘dirty tricks’

23/06/2016 - 08:28
MAJOR rival Heineken on Wednesday hit SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) with a slew of conditions it wants the Competition Tribunal to impose on the $108bn merger. read more
Germany marks 500 years of beer purity law - Germany

Germany marks 500 years of beer purity law - Germany

22/04/2016 - 09:11
Andechs - The sound of clinking glass fills the room as a monk inspects one of hundreds of beer bottles passing along the production line at Andechs monastery in Bavaria. read more
How much booze is “too much” booze?

How much booze is “too much” booze?

18/04/2016 - 14:18
Doctors and health specialists the world over will warn you of the dangers of excessive drinking, but a new study shows that no one can agree on what constitutes “too much”. read more
Tax hike for South African “sinners”

Tax hike for South African “sinners”

25/02/2016 - 10:32
Smokers and drinkers will again be heavily taxed for their (in the eyes of the Government) bad habits. read more
Distell: Zimbabwe unit’s turnover drops - Zimbabwe

Distell: Zimbabwe unit’s turnover drops - Zimbabwe

15/02/2016 - 09:48
Harare - Distell’s unit in Zimbabwe declared an interim dividend of 0.15 US cents (2.36 SA cents) yesterday, despite an 8 percent decline in turnover that was partly offset by a 2 percent rise in wine and cider beer volumes as Zimbabweans switch to cheaper alternatives. read more
Carlsberg plunges into the red - UK

Carlsberg plunges into the red - UK

11/02/2016 - 14:13
London - Danish brewer Carlsberg said that Wednesday it plunged into the red in 2015 because of large restructuring provisions and declining sales in Europe amid a shrinking Russian beer market. read more
AB InBev CEO to defend SABMiller deal before Congress - USA

AB InBev CEO to defend SABMiller deal before Congress - USA

08/12/2015 - 10:29
New York - Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev CEO Carlos Brito will try to ease concerns of US lawmakers about the brewer’s proposed $110bn acquisition of SABMiller [JSE:SAB], which would create an entity accounting for about half the industry’s profit and almost a third of all beer sold worldwide. read more
SAB asks young South Africans to ‘Be the mentor you wish you’d had’

SAB asks young South Africans to ‘Be the mentor you wish you’d had’

16/11/2015 - 16:46
The South African Breweries (SAB) is encouraging young adults to ‘Be the mentor you wish you’d had’ as part of the 18+ campaign to prevent underage drinking.  read more
Beer deal bets on rise of Africa’s drinkers - UK

Beer deal bets on rise of Africa’s drinkers - UK

28/10/2015 - 10:26
London - Charles Kwara and his friends sit around an earthenware pot, sipping a frothy grey drink through long straws as laughter fills the Charismatic Club in the slums of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.  read more
Small brewers fear mergers - USA

Small brewers fear mergers - USA

23/10/2015 - 10:26
Looking at the wide array of taps at bars these days, we seem to be in a golden age of beer. The world is awash in ales, lagers, and porters, many made by small breweries, which are gaining an ever-bigger share of the market. read more
Big price hike for beers in South Africa

Big price hike for beers in South Africa

26/08/2015 - 14:37
Data compiled by StatsSA shows that the price of beer in South Africa has risen by more than 50% since 2010, far more than the price of other alcohol, and more than tobacco, or new cars. read more
SAB to turn ‘garage tinkerers’ into entrepreneurs

SAB to turn ‘garage tinkerers’ into entrepreneurs

20/08/2015 - 09:33
Cape Town - South African Breweries’ KickStart Ignite programme, to be launched on Friday, will provide support and funding for “garage tinkerers” and other young innovators who can convince a panel that their schemes and dreams can be developed into viable businesses.  read more
South Africa’s most fattening beers, wine, cocktails and shooters

South Africa’s most fattening beers, wine, cocktails and shooters

11/08/2015 - 11:48
Irrespective on where you stand on the fat vs. carbs debate on weight loss and health, most people agree that alcohol is a big no-no if you are serious about losing weight. read more
SAB sustainable agricultural programme to support emerging farmers

SAB sustainable agricultural programme to support emerging farmers

24/06/2015 - 14:13
The South African Breweries (SAB) has launched a sustainable agriculture programme in the North West province city of Taung, assisting emerging barley farmers to run sustainable and economically viable entities.  read more
SABMiller profit hit by strong dollar

SABMiller profit hit by strong dollar

18/05/2015 - 08:58
Currency headwinds because of a strong dollar saw full-year profit at SABMiller fall slightly, while its overall performance continued to be propped up by emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America. read more
Amstel Lite is staying

Amstel Lite is staying

07/05/2015 - 14:58
Cape Town - Brandhouse Beverages (Pty) Limited, the brand owners of the iconic Amstel Beer brands in South Africa, announced this morning that the Amstel Lite beer can design will not be replaced nor amended in the market. read more
East European weighs on Carlsberg’s profits - Denmark

East European weighs on Carlsberg’s profits - Denmark

11/11/2014 - 09:14
Copenhagen - Danish brewer Carlsberg said Monday its third quarter net profit dipped to 2.1 billion kroner (R3.9 billion), citing falling beer sales in Russia and Eastern Europe amid challenging market conditions.  read more
SABMiller: SAB managers shuffled as Cuba leaves

SABMiller: SAB managers shuffled as Cuba leaves

02/09/2014 - 12:53
SABMiller is reorganising management at SA Breweries (SAB) after the local unit’s strategy chief, Yolanda Cuba, joined Vodacom.  read more
All set for October Beer Festival- Zimbabwe

All set for October Beer Festival- Zimbabwe

02/09/2014 - 12:50
Harare - Divine Assignments, who successfully staged a “Shutdown Gig” to celebrate the end of this year’s edition of the Harare Agricultural Show, will hold The October Beer Festival at The Guard Alert Training Grounds near the Rainbow Towers. read more
Stop smoking, drink beer instead, says Nambia Breweries Limited

Stop smoking, drink beer instead, says Nambia Breweries Limited

14/07/2014 - 10:36
Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) donated N$100,000 to the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) earlier in July.  read more
SABMiller sets out sustainability targets

SABMiller sets out sustainability targets

10/07/2014 - 11:00
Johannesburg - South African Breweries has made a renewed commitment to sustainable development. read more
Who has the cheapest beer in the world?

Who has the cheapest beer in the world?

08/07/2014 - 10:08
South Africa may not have the cheapest beer in the world at an average of R18.00, but still compares favourably when put up against the likes of Iran at R82.00. read more
Carlsberg expands into China

Carlsberg expands into China

06/01/2014 - 09:54
Danish brewer Carlsberg says it has bought the owner of eight Chinese breweries for 1.4 billion kroner (188 million euros, $258 million) as it continues to grow outside the sluggish markets of western Europe. read more
Russia to raise minimum vodka prices

Russia to raise minimum vodka prices

03/12/2013 - 08:16
Moscow - Russia plans to raise minimum vodka prices next year as it seeks to reduce consumption of alcohol, despite risks that drinkers will resort instead to cheaper illegal liquor. read more
Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa

05/11/2013 - 08:17
London - Diageo, the world's biggest spirits group which has a presence in SA, should see sales growth in Africa accelerate as it expands into new markets like Ethiopia and Angola and as rising incomes enable traditional beer drinkers to try spirits, it has said read more
Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER

Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER

24/05/2013 - 15:37
n an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories, including beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.  read more
Anheuser-Busch abandons plans to buy Budvar

Anheuser-Busch abandons plans to buy Budvar

20/05/2013 - 10:33
Prague - Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev says it no longer has plans to acquire Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, with whom it has been fighting a long legal battle over the use of the “Budweiser” brand. read more
German competition watchdog in beer market probe

German competition watchdog in beer market probe

26/03/2013 - 08:48
AFP - German antitrust authorities said on Monday that they had opened an investigation against several brewers over the suspected price fixing of beer. read more
Don’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold

Don’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold

06/12/2012 - 09:05
The Corkscrew Wine Merchants in Dublin did a week’s trade in one afternoon yesterday as shoppers made sure they beat a surprise increase in tax on alcohol.  read more
 Carlsberg Expects European Beer Market to Be Challenging in 2013

Carlsberg Expects European Beer Market to Be Challenging in 2013

14/09/2012 - 08:46
Carlsberg A/S (CARLA), the Danish maker of Tuborg beer, expects that 2013 will be another challenging year as the economic slowdown leads Europeans to drink less.  read more
Liquor groups to benefit from African market

Liquor groups to benefit from African market

10/05/2012 - 08:35
Johannesburg - Producers of alcoholic beverages - brewers in particular - stand to benefit from the growing consumer market in Africa as more people on the continent move out of poverty, says Moody's Investors Service in a new report published on Wednesday. read more
Brewing giant InBev profits soar

Brewing giant InBev profits soar

02/05/2012 - 07:36
Brussels - The world's leading brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, Beck's and Stella Artois, posted on Monday a 75% jump in first quarter net profit to $1.69bn. read more
Alan Clark to take over as SABMiller CEO in 2013

Alan Clark to take over as SABMiller CEO in 2013

23/04/2012 - 14:08
Brewer SABMiller said on Monday that Alan Clark, currently head of its European business, would become chief operating officer in July, preparing the ground for him to succeed Graham Mackay as CEO. read more
Zulu Blonde soon on British lips

Zulu Blonde soon on British lips

26/03/2012 - 08:17
Johannesburg – The Happy George bar’s Zulu Blonde is on its way to the UK.  read more
SA microbrewery tastes success in Britain

SA microbrewery tastes success in Britain

20/03/2012 - 08:21
Zulu Blonde, a beer first brewed in a garden shed in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal is selling "like a rocket" since it went on tap in over 900 pubs across the UK last Wednesday. read more
Kingfisher Tops Rivals in India’s Beer Market

Kingfisher Tops Rivals in India’s Beer Market

02/03/2012 - 09:11
Indians sip only two liters of beer a year, just one-twentieth the amount consumed by Chinese and less than one-fortieth by Americans. SABMiller Plc (SAB), Anheuser- Busch InBev NV (ABI) and Carlsberg A/S (CARLB) see that as an opportunity. read more
Heineken's 2011 organic net profit rises

Heineken's 2011 organic net profit rises

24/02/2012 - 09:47
Brewing giant Heineken has reported rise in 2011 organic net profit by 9.2% to EUR1,584m, compared to 2010 profit of EUR1,456m, driven by higher EBIT (beia), lower interest expense and a lower effective tax rate (beia).  read more
Heineken looks to cut $657m costs

Heineken looks to cut $657m costs

16/02/2012 - 08:37
Brussels - Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, has launched a €500m cost savings plan, and forecast revenue growth in emerging markets would mitigate higher barley costs this year.  read more
Heineken Profit Beats Estimates; Dutch Brewer Unveils New Cost-Saving Goal

Heineken Profit Beats Estimates; Dutch Brewer Unveils New Cost-Saving Goal

15/02/2012 - 09:16
Heineken NV (HEIA), the world’s third- biggest brewer, reported annual profit that beat estimates and unveiled new cost-saving targets amid increased expenses for making beers including Desperados and Amstel. read more
SAB toasts potential for higher beer sales

SAB toasts potential for higher beer sales

15/02/2012 - 08:36
Despite some “wobbles” the South African economy will remain strong and the macroeconomic trends that are evident indicate significant upside potential in terms of per capita consumption, which will benefit beer consumption. read more
SABMiller to build Uganda brewery

SABMiller to build Uganda brewery

10/02/2012 - 09:48
SABMiller , the world’s second-largest brewer by volume, said it would spend $80m on a new brewery at its Ugandan subsidiary, Nile Breweries, to meet growing local demand. read more
SABMiller boosts beer volumes

SABMiller boosts beer volumes

19/01/2012 - 10:51
London - Global brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] reported a 3% rise in beer volumes in the last three months of 2011 to match forecasts, led by the emerging markets of Africa and Latin America which helped offset falls in North America and Europe.  read more
SABMiller launches MGD in China

SABMiller launches MGD in China

17/01/2012 - 07:38
London - The world’s second-largest brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] launched its first global brand, Miller Genuine Draft (MGD), in China on Monday to drive its growth in the world’s biggest beer market. read more
SABMiller pursues Castel's Africa unit

SABMiller pursues Castel's Africa unit

10/01/2012 - 09:16
London - Global brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] said it would be interested in acquiring the African brewing operations of French group Castel if it were available, as the two announced on Monday that they were strengthening their links in Africa. read more
SABMiller eyes Kenya's premium beer segment with Miller Genuine Draft

SABMiller eyes Kenya's premium beer segment with Miller Genuine Draft

08/12/2011 - 09:00
SABMiller will introduce its third beer, Miller Genuine Draft, in Kenya on 8 December, aiming at the premium segment of the local beer market which is currently catered to by rival beer brands Heineken and Tusker Malt. read more
Alaskan Brewing to uncap new seasonal beer

Alaskan Brewing to uncap new seasonal beer

06/12/2011 - 09:43
US-based craft brewery Alaskan Brewing is set to add a third seasonal beer, Black IPA, to its existing line up in January 2012 . read more
Heineken launches Facebook bottle design contest

Heineken launches Facebook bottle design contest

05/12/2011 - 09:00
Heineken is to use Facebook to source the design for a limited edition bottle to celebrate its 140th anniversary next year. read more
Shipyard Brewing launches Applehead ale

Shipyard Brewing launches Applehead ale

02/12/2011 - 08:56
US-based Shipyard Brewing Company has added a new seasonal beer Applehead to its Pumpkinhead line. read more
Heineken opens regional headquarters in Kenya

Heineken opens regional headquarters in Kenya

30/11/2011 - 10:01
Dutch brewer Heineken has opened a regional headquarters in Nairobi to drive growth of its brands in the East African beer market. The office will be headed by its East African arm's general manager, Koen Morshuis. read more
SABMiller to build capacity in Africa

SABMiller to build capacity in Africa

21/11/2011 - 08:19
Following strong growth in Africa and Latin America, SABMiller will invest more than $500m to build capacity in these subsidiaries, it has said after releasing its results for the six months ended September. read more
SAB grows market share and revenue

SAB grows market share and revenue

18/11/2011 - 08:20
Despite flat lager volume growth and a decline in soft drink volumes in its home market, SAB still managed to grow turnover and market share in the six months ended September, the company said yesterday.  read more
SABMiller invests $295m in Peru subsidiary

SABMiller invests $295m in Peru subsidiary

17/11/2011 - 10:52
Global brewing giant SABMiller is to invest in a $295 million capital investment programme in its Peruvian subsidiary Backus. read more
New Belgian craft beer lands in UK market

New Belgian craft beer lands in UK market

10/11/2011 - 10:02
SABMiller subsidiary Miller Brands has signed a distribution deal with Van Steenberge Brewery and Sint Stefanus Monastery of Belgium, to launch a new craft beer, St Stefanus Belgian abbey beer, in the UK. read more
C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand in North America

C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand in North America

09/11/2011 - 15:53
Irish beer & cider specialist C&C Group has acquired the Hornsby's Hard Cider brand from North America's E & J Gallo Winery for a cash consideration of up to €20m. The transaction includes trademarks, inventory, formulas and global rights to the second largest North American cider brand. read more
China's Yanjing beer gets new distributor in Spain

China's Yanjing beer gets new distributor in Spain

27/10/2011 - 10:22
The Yanjing Beer Group, a Chinese beverage producer, has selected Miquel Alimentació Group as the new and exclusive distributor of its Yanjing beer in Spain. read more
Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

27/10/2011 - 10:18
Global premium spirits, wine, and beer producer Diageo has extended its agreements with Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern), a national wine and spirits distributor in the US. Southern will now continue to be the spirits company's exclusive distributor for eight US states. read more
Backlash against SABMiller pay plan

Backlash against SABMiller pay plan

22/07/2011 - 10:27
London - Brewer SABMiller suffered a backlash from investors when 16% of shareholders voting at the company's annual shareholder meeting opposed last year's pay awards to directors. read more
SABMiller beer volumes rise

SABMiller beer volumes rise

22/07/2011 - 10:18
London - Brewer SABMiller reported a rise in first-quarter beer volumes led on continued growth in emerging markets, but kept the market guessing if it will sweeten its bid for Australia's Fosters. read more
SABMiller and Foster's can benefit – Moody's

SABMiller and Foster's can benefit – Moody's

29/06/2011 - 09:19
SABMiller’s A$9.5 billion (R68.4bn) takeover offer for Foster's Group would benefit both companies' earnings and help them cut costs if a deal was completed, Moody's Investors Service said yesterday. read more
Investec punts SABMiller despite Foster's bid

Investec punts SABMiller despite Foster's bid

28/06/2011 - 12:08
London - Investec Securities recommended buying shares in SABMiller [JSE:SAB] on Tuesday as it became one of the first brokers to see the positive in its bid for Australian beermaker Foster’s Group. read more
SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

SAB awarded for water care efforts - Top honours for 2nd consecutive year

27/06/2011 - 12:29
The South African Breweries Limited's (SAB) progressive efforts to conserve water have been acknowledged for a second consecutive year during the annual Mail and Guardian Greening the Future Awards, held in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, yesterday.  read more