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SAB close to acquiring Smirnoff drinks range

SAB close to acquiring Smirnoff drinks range

19/07/2019 - 11:27
South African Breweries (SAB) is a step closer to acquiring the Smirnoff ready-to-drink (RTD) range of products, mostly ciders, and mixes, after the Competition Commission announced the approval of the acquisition from Diageo South Africa.  read more
SAB appoints new vice president corporate affairs, Zoleka Lisa

SAB appoints new vice president corporate affairs, Zoleka Lisa

12/07/2019 - 09:53
South African Breweries (SAB) announced that it has appointed Zoleka Lisa as its vice president corporate affairs for South Africa, from 01 July 2019. read more
Best beers in Africa announced at 2019 African Beer Cup

Best beers in Africa announced at 2019 African Beer Cup

27/05/2019 - 10:17
Amidst hot competition for the best beers on the African continent, eight Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) Africa brews were awarded trophies at the inaugural African Beer Cup, held in Cape Town recently. read more
Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

26/02/2019 - 08:26
It’s a somewhat distant memory now, but in the early 2000s the company once known as SA Breweries (SAB) came off second best to global drinks group Diageo in a fight for control of the Kenyan beer market, in what was dubbed the "beer wars". read more
SAB campaigns against alcohol abuse

SAB campaigns against alcohol abuse

24/01/2019 - 12:50
Capitalising on the current popularity of video, SAB launched a short film to coincide with the festive season, highlighting the devastating effects of making poor decisions in the lives of teenagers; and to combat the incidence of underage drinking. read more
AB InBev and Tilray in joint venture to develop cannabis drinks

AB InBev and Tilray in joint venture to develop cannabis drinks

07/01/2019 - 10:36
SAB owner Anheuser-Busch InBev has joined the growing ranks of alcohol giants dipping their toes into the cannabis industry through a research partnership with Canadian pot firm Tilray. read more
21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

21 SAB KickStart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018

04/12/2018 - 10:47
The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective communities as a result of the support provided by the programme this year. read more
SAB launches alcohol-free grain snack, Better Bites

SAB launches alcohol-free grain snack, Better Bites

16/11/2018 - 10:55
SAB and AB InBev are piloting a savoury grain snack, made from locally grown grain remaining after the brewing process. Proceeds from the sale of the snack will be used to help develop emerging farmers and support community development initiatives. read more
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
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
SAB tie-up exceeds AB InBev’s expectations

SAB tie-up exceeds AB InBev’s expectations

01/03/2018 - 11:04
Brewer says its beer volumes enjoyed double-digit growth in most of the countries in which it operates. read more
SAB to provide free water from brewery's spring in event of Day Zero

SAB to provide free water from brewery's spring in event of Day Zero

09/02/2018 - 13:56
Free water bottled at Newlands brewery will be available at up to 300 shops in Cape Town if Day Zero arrives‚ executives at South African Breweries (SAB) said. read more
SAB supports aware.org to reduce harm caused by misuse of alcohol in SA

SAB supports aware.org to reduce harm caused by misuse of alcohol in SA

15/12/2017 - 16:14
The South African Breweries (SAB) will work alongside the newly launched Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (AWARE.org) on evidence based initiatives that focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol misuse in South Africa.  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
Trade report delay of Distell shares hints at high premium

Trade report delay of Distell shares hints at high premium

20/11/2017 - 10:45
It is still not clear why the parties involved in the R10bn trade in Distell shares waited six months to report the trade to the JSE as required by the exchange’s rules. 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
Shelf-serving liquor displays oust the little guys

Shelf-serving liquor displays oust the little guys

17/07/2017 - 10:09
On the shop floor the battle of the shelf wars has intensified, as big beverage companies move to entrench their position by squeezing out smaller competitors from prime display space. read more
Business giants who gave SAB its fizz

Business giants who gave SAB its fizz

07/04/2016 - 10:36
South African Breweries (SAB) owned brands that could be counted on two hands 20 years ago, and four of them were Castle: Lager, Draught, Lite, and Milk Stout. The other big brands were Carling Black Label and Hansa. read more
Inside London’s craft beer boom - UK

Inside London’s craft beer boom - UK

04/04/2016 - 12:18
London - A growing national thirst for “craft” beers has prompted a surge in the number of new breweries opening in London, new figures released on Tuesday show. read more
SAB could lose Peroni and Grolsch brands

SAB could lose Peroni and Grolsch brands

30/11/2015 - 12:38
Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, the beermaker in talks to buy SABMiller [JSE:SAB] for R1.54trn, is considering selling the Peroni and Grolsch brands as it works to gain regulatory clearance to combine the world’s biggest brewers, people familiar with the matter said. read more
SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

31/07/2014 - 14:54
South Africa’s burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany. read more
Commission to appeal tribunal ruling in SAB distribution case

Commission to appeal tribunal ruling in SAB distribution case

16/05/2014 - 09:04
The Competition Commission is going ahead with its appeal against the Competition Tribunal’s decision to dismiss the case against South African Breweries (SAB), along with its independent distributors. read more
SA Breweries strike ends

SA Breweries strike ends

07/11/2013 - 09:19
Johannesburg - The strike at SA Breweries (SAB) is over, the company said on Tuesday.  read more
Hearings into SAB practices resume

Hearings into SAB practices resume

23/07/2013 - 09:20
The Competition Tribunal will resume a hearing into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour by South African Breweries (SAB), the local division of SABMiller.  read more
New multi-million rand plant for SAB

New multi-million rand plant for SAB

26/02/2013 - 08:57
Johannesburg – The South African Breweries (SAB) has announced a R700m investment in a state-of-the-art new maltings plant in Alrode‚ Gauteng‚ as part of its continued efforts to support the local economy and drive job creation. read more
South African Brewery to commission plant in Nigeria

South African Brewery to commission plant in Nigeria

31/08/2012 - 08:56
The South African Brewery (SAB) has made its entry into the Nigerian beer and beverage industry with its construction of a production plant in Anambra State. read more
Brewer extends sponsorship, while government mulls alcohol advertising

Brewer extends sponsorship, while government mulls alcohol advertising

23/07/2012 - 08:36
South African Breweries and its Castle Lager brand, earlier this month, announced it had extended its sponsorship of Bafana Bafana by five years, worth about R100m.  read more
 SAB workers face the axe: union

SAB workers face the axe: union

16/07/2012 - 07:54
Johannesburg - The Food and Allied Workers' Union (Fawu) is concerned at a plan by SA Breweries' (SAB) to dismiss 300 staff, it said on Friday.  read more
SAB to cut 133 jobs despite rising profit

SAB to cut 133 jobs despite rising profit

03/07/2012 - 11:05
South African Breweries (SAB) will retrench 133 employees in a restructuring programme, the company said yesterday, despite posting rising profits earlier this year. The company employs about 12000 people and the announcement comes as the government is calling on business to help create more jobs. read more
State plan to halt teenage liquor sales to hit sector

State plan to halt teenage liquor sales to hit sector

19/06/2012 - 07:55
A bill proposing that the purchasing age of alcohol be raised from 18 to 21 years will be presented to the Cabinet before the end of the year, along with a bill for restrictions on alcohol advertising, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. read more
Battle looms over shock move to ban liquor ads

Battle looms over shock move to ban liquor ads

16/04/2012 - 11:39
A shock draft bill from the Department of Health that totally prohibits the advertising and promotion of alcoholic products is being reworked behind closed doors by an interdepartmental government task team.  read more
Initiative to boost SA-India trade

Initiative to boost SA-India trade

30/03/2012 - 09:28
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe is leading a delegation of South African companies to India next week, she said on Friday, to promote trade and investment between the two countries. 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
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
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
Foster’s rejects SABMiller offer

Foster’s rejects SABMiller offer

21/06/2011 - 12:42
Foster’s Group on Tuesday rejected a non-binding, conditional proposal from the world’s second-largest brewer, SABMiller . read more
SABMiller share falls as Foster’s bid rejected

SABMiller share falls as Foster’s bid rejected

21/06/2011 - 00:00
JOHANNESBURG - The SABMiller share price dropped R8.40 or 3.5% to R234.70 hours after the board of Foster’s, the iconic Australian brewer, rejected SABMiller’s A$11.2bn bid. read more
SABMiller sells stake in Kenya Breweries

SABMiller sells stake in Kenya Breweries

06/06/2011 - 07:58
Johannesburg - SABMiller on Monday announced that its subsidiary SABMiller Africa has agreed to sell its 20% shareholding in Kenya Breweries to East African Breweries for about $225m in cash. read more
SAB denies MEC’s licences claim

SAB denies MEC’s licences claim

02/06/2011 - 13:03
SOUTH African Breweries (SAB), the local unit of SABMiller , has expressed concern about comments by Gauteng economic development MEC Qedani Mahlangu on the sale of liquor to unlicensed outlets, saying it does not sell liquor to people who do not have licences, as she claimed in a press briefing on Tuesday. read more
SABMiller’s profit floats higher on strong volume growth

SABMiller’s profit floats higher on strong volume growth

20/05/2011 - 10:24
SABMiller’s South African subsidiary, SAB, posted strong results in the year to March as both lager and soft drink volumes increased and a new business strategy launched in 2009 gained traction. read more
Emerging markets boost SABMiller

Emerging markets boost SABMiller

19/05/2011 - 11:22
London - Strong growth in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America helped brewing giant SABMiller beat forecasts with a 19% rise in annual earnings while Europe and North America proved tougher. read more
SABMiller finance chief to retire

SABMiller finance chief to retire

04/05/2011 - 11:11
London - Global brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] said its Chief Financial Officer Malcolm Wyman would retire at end-August to be replaced by internal candidate James Wilson, which is likely to throw the spotlight on when Chief Executive Graham Mackay decides to retire. read more
SAB questions authority of regulator

SAB questions authority of regulator

06/04/2011 - 00:00
PRETORIA — The world has changed for antitrust regulators in SA and the Competition Tribunal had to recognise that, South African Breweries (SAB) said yesterday as it argued for the regulator to set aside the complaint referred to it by the Competition Commission. read more