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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
AB InBev jumps 3% in intraday trading on improved growth prospects

AB InBev jumps 3% in intraday trading on improved growth prospects

11/05/2018 - 08:50
The share price has fallen more than 25% since the SABMiller merger. 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
Heineken breaks ground on $100m brewery in Mozambique

Heineken breaks ground on $100m brewery in Mozambique

05/12/2017 - 09:31
Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, started building a $100m plant in Mozambique as it seeks to compete with its larger competitor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, in the southeast African country. read more
AB InBev sells less beer but at higher prices

AB InBev sells less beer but at higher prices

26/10/2017 - 09:15
Raising beer prices helped Anheuser-Busch InBev grow its South African revenue 3.9% in the September quarter, despite the volume it sold falling 2.5%. read more
SAB and AB InBev mark one-year anniversary of business combination

SAB and AB InBev mark one-year anniversary of business combination

12/10/2017 - 10:53
The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB Inbev today mark one year since the two global brewers combined their businesses.  read more
Growth in SA helped AB InBev overcome declines in Americas

Growth in SA helped AB InBev overcome declines in Americas

27/07/2017 - 08:58
Double-digit beer volume growth in SA helped Anheuser-Busch InBev offset declines in the US, Brazil, and Columbia, SAB’s owner said in its first-half results statement on Thursday morning. 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
AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA

AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA

04/05/2017 - 09:59
Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to launch Budweiser in SA, it said in its March quarter results on Thursday morning. read more
AB InBev set to spur growth of beer brands

AB InBev set to spur growth of beer brands

24/04/2017 - 09:50
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to bring its Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beer brands to the local market and the rest of Africa. read more
InBev upbeat about African beer sales

InBev upbeat about African beer sales

13/04/2017 - 14:57
In 30 years’ time, the African continent will be more relevant to the global beer market than North America. That is the view of Ricardo Tadeu, the Africa Zone president of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), in dismissing any concern investors might have about the almost unprecedented 5% slump in South African beer volumes in the December quarter. read more
No bonuses for AB InBev’s board after reporting flat results

No bonuses for AB InBev’s board after reporting flat results

02/03/2017 - 15:53
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s share price fell 2.4% on Thursday morning after it released its 2016 results. read more
Glass half full for workers at AB InBev and Coca-Cola

Glass half full for workers at AB InBev and Coca-Cola

30/01/2017 - 14:57
AB InBev is allowed to offer certain employees severance packages, though the two firms may not now retrench staff read more
SABMiller deal boosts Deutsche Bank

SABMiller deal boosts Deutsche Bank

25/11/2016 - 10:54
Deutsche Bank is heading for its best annual performance in SA after winning a key role on the biggest beer acquisition in history. read more
Coca-Cola eyes African bottler to keep out of AB InBev's takeover sights

Coca-Cola eyes African bottler to keep out of AB InBev's takeover sights

13/10/2016 - 11:29
Within hours of Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) formally completing its takeover of SABMiller, the Coca-Cola company said it planned to exercise a change-of-control clause to buy SABMiller's 57% share in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). read more
CGT on shares of SABMiller a point of dispute

CGT on shares of SABMiller a point of dispute

04/10/2016 - 10:51
Despite rumblings from SA's tax authority suggesting that the opposite could be true, Nedbank Private Wealth believes its offer to SABMiller shareholders - which would delay capital gains tax (CGT) liabilities on profit earned in the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover - is provided for in the Income Tax Act. 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
Brewer AB InBev to cut 5,500 jobs after SABMiller merger

Brewer AB InBev to cut 5,500 jobs after SABMiller merger

29/08/2016 - 08:42
BRUSSELS - The world's top brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev will cut around 5,500 jobs after it completes its huge merger with rival SABMiller, a source with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday. 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
Trade of the Month: Distell vs Capevin

Trade of the Month: Distell vs Capevin

15/08/2016 - 15:02
THE reasons for the continued existence of low-key holding company Capevin are rather murky, but at least the value proposition is easy to divine. 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
NEWS ANALYSIS: Why the SABMiller megadeal is a headache for the Reserve Bank

NEWS ANALYSIS: Why the SABMiller megadeal is a headache for the Reserve Bank

08/07/2016 - 09:02
FROM the rand’s perspective, now would be a good time for the government to announce whatever bad news or bizarre Cabinet appointments it might have up its sleeve. Of course, even at the best of times, given the nature of foreign exchange markets, it is tempting fate to suggest the rand’s short-term outlook is reasonably firm. These are certainly not the best of times; we are just weeks away from critical local elections, and there’s no sign of the economy doing anything more than skirting recession for the next year or so. And let’s not forget the possible ratings downgrade we have sidestepped so far. read more
New African Coca-Cola company gets going

New African Coca-Cola company gets going

06/07/2016 - 10:27
THE African Coca-Cola operation unbundled from SABMiller started operating on Monday. read more
Victory for beer rivals in SAB merger ruling

Victory for beer rivals in SAB merger ruling

05/07/2016 - 13:56
Cape Town – The intervention from South African competitors into Anheuser-Busch InBev’s [JSE:ANB] R1.5trn takeover of SABMiller [JSE:SAB] to ensure a condition was placed down on cooler access was a key change in the Competition Tribunal’s conditions announced on Thursday. read more
Africa’s largest Coke bottler opens doors following SA approval

Africa’s largest Coke bottler opens doors following SA approval

04/07/2016 - 15:39
Cape Town – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) opened its doors on Monday, two months after the Competition Commission approved a merger between SABMiller, the Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. read more
Brewers’ merger sets Distell free to take them on in local market

Brewers’ merger sets Distell free to take them on in local market

01/07/2016 - 08:58
AS THE £74bn Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) merger with SABMiller moves closer to completion, analysts are looking to Distell — which will soon be free of SAB shareholding — to become a more aggressive player in the drinks industry. read more
Pound’s plunge takes R125bn whack out of SABMiller takeover value

Pound’s plunge takes R125bn whack out of SABMiller takeover value

30/06/2016 - 16:07
London - US investors who own SABMiller [JSE:SAB] shares have more reason than most to rue Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The resulting plunge in the UK currency has cut the dollar value of Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev's takeover offer for SABMiller by $8.5bn (R125.5bn). read more
Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

Consumer Goods Industry Calls for Positive Next Steps to Continue Scale-Up of Low Carbon Refrigeration

29/06/2016 - 17:31
The Consumer Goods Forum Successfully Closes Resolution on Refrigeration; Publishes Booklet Highlighting Natural Refrigeration Success Stories PARIS, 20th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the successful closing of its 2010 Board Resolution on Refrigeration and the publication of its first-ever Refrigeration Booklet. The CGF Board has also called on the Sustainability Steering Committee to develop a potential resolution to show how the industry will further scale up low carbon refrigeration in the future.  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
One of the final hurdles for biggest beer deal almost cleared - China

One of the final hurdles for biggest beer deal almost cleared - China

10/06/2016 - 12:21
Beijing — Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $107bn acquisition of SABMiller is nearing Chinese approval after the companies agreed to divest the maker of Snow beer, the world’s top-selling brand, according to people familiar with the matter. read more
Union and brewers locked in BEE row

Union and brewers locked in BEE row

08/06/2016 - 11:41
A dispute is still raging between the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) and the merging parties in the process of creating the world’s largest brewer in a $108bn deal. read more
Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

08/06/2016 - 11:35
Moody’s, the credit rating agency, warned on Tuesday night they may downgrade SABMILLER’s bonds. The brewer’s long-term unsecured notes, which are rated A3, were placed on "review for downgrade from direction uncertain". read more
AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

13/05/2016 - 11:38
Anheuser-Busch InBev will swap its breweries in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador for SABMiller’s Panamanian beer and soft-drink businesses.  read more
Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

13/05/2016 - 11:27
Last-minute talks on how much space in fridges (coolers) carrying the Coca-Cola brand should be made available to competing products delayed on Monday (9 May) the start of a Competition Tribunal hearing into a merger that would create Africa’s largest softdrinks bottler. read more
SABMiller’s BEE scheme may delay takeover

SABMiller’s BEE scheme may delay takeover

26/04/2016 - 12:38
South African-based shareholders will receive more than $100m of the dividend due to be paid by SABMiller in early August if there is a delay in finalising the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) transaction. read more
SABMiller’s sales gain momentum - UK

SABMiller’s sales gain momentum - UK

22/04/2016 - 12:52
London - SABMiller sold 4 percent more lager in its most recent quarter than a year earlier as momentum improved in the second half of its financial year. read more
Heineken starts year on solid ground - Belgium

Heineken starts year on solid ground - Belgium

21/04/2016 - 09:38
Brussels - Heineken, the world's third-largest brewer, sold far more beer than expected in the first quarter, helped by growth in Vietnam, the Chinese New Year, and an earlier Easter bringing forward sales in Europe and the Americas. read more
Public interest considerations behind SAB merger delay

Public interest considerations behind SAB merger delay

14/04/2016 - 13:13
Johannesburg - Public interest considerations of the planned merger between the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev and fellow brewing company SABMiller appear to be behind the delay in the Competition Commission’s assessment of the transaction, according to competition law analysts. read more
SA soft drinks industry to meet Treasury over proposed sugar tax

SA soft drinks industry to meet Treasury over proposed sugar tax

14/04/2016 - 10:43
South Africa’s beverage industry body will meet the Treasury next week to discuss the details of a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a top official said on Wednesday (13 April). read more
Beer deal: AB InBev makes EU offer - Belgium

Beer deal: AB InBev makes EU offer - Belgium

12/04/2016 - 14:33
Brussels - Anheuser-Busch InBev made an offer to regulators, which may include asset sales, as part of a plan to win quick European approval for its $105 billion takeover of SABMiller. read more
Beer deal: SA regulator unlikely to meet deadline

Beer deal: SA regulator unlikely to meet deadline

08/04/2016 - 16:13
Johannesburg - South Africa’s Competition Commission probably won’t meet a new April 12 deadline to complete an investigation into Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, further delaying the process of gaining regulatory approval for a combination of the world’s biggest brewers. read more
Probe into takeover of SABMiller delayed

Probe into takeover of SABMiller delayed

05/04/2016 - 10:26
The Competition Commission is set to request an extension to Tuesday’s deadline for completion of its investigation into the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller. read more
AB InBev brews jumbo euro bond - UK

AB InBev brews jumbo euro bond - UK

22/03/2016 - 09:23
London — Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which sold $46bn of bonds in January, is again entering the debt market to raise funds to buy SABMiller. read more
Zuma’s plea to business bodes well for AB InBev deal

Zuma’s plea to business bodes well for AB InBev deal

17/03/2016 - 10:52
Johannesburg - Of all the countries whose regulators need to approve Anheuser-Busch InBev’s purchase of SABMiller, only one is flirting with a potential junk-bond rating. It’s South Africa. read more
SABMiller lures young entrepreneurs - Namibia

SABMiller lures young entrepreneurs - Namibia

10/03/2016 - 11:14
SABMiller Namibia is promising young entrepreneurs a shot at their dreams with the chance to share in a pot of N$1 million as part of SABMiller’s Kickstart competition. read more
SABMiller unit forced to suspend Chibuku beer production - Zimbabwe

SABMiller unit forced to suspend Chibuku beer production - Zimbabwe

04/03/2016 - 09:32
Harare - A health inspection at the Lilongwe plant of SABMiller’s unit has prompted Malawi to suspend Chibuku beer production and operations by Chibuku Products Limited as the country intensifies a crackdown on products deemed unfit for human consumption. read more
SABMiller merger: Cosatu worried about job losses

SABMiller merger: Cosatu worried about job losses

03/03/2016 - 10:09
Johannesburg - Cosatu has vowed to fight the pending merger between SABMiller PLC, Gutsche Family Investments, and Coca-Cola unless a guarantee is made that no jobs would be lost. read more
AB InBev sells SABMiller’s stake in Chinese brewer - China

AB InBev sells SABMiller’s stake in Chinese brewer - China

02/03/2016 - 09:52
Shanghai — The world’s top brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in China’s leading beer maker to the local partner for $1.6bn, as part of a mega-merger between the giants. 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
Smaller two of the big four brewers scramble to up their game

Smaller two of the big four brewers scramble to up their game

11/02/2016 - 14:30
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev’s) $104bn takeover of SABMiller has not gone through yet, but is already shaking things up. read more
AB InBev cancels $42.5bn of acquisition facilities - Belgium

AB InBev cancels $42.5bn of acquisition facilities - Belgium

28/01/2016 - 14:41
Brussels - Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Thursday (21 January) it had cancelled $42.5 billion of the $75 billion committed senior acquisition facilities following recent capital markets issuances. read more
Drivers protest Coke merger

Drivers protest Coke merger

20/01/2016 - 08:55
Johannesburg - About 30 independent drivers for Coca-Cola are staging a protest outside the Competition Tribunal, where prehearings into a merger between the soft drink maker and SABMiller are taking place. read more
AB InBev cuts a path to overcome local hurdles

AB InBev cuts a path to overcome local hurdles

19/01/2016 - 10:22
Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has a plan that will attend to the concerns of all the key South African stakeholders about its acquisition of SABMiller — a plan that AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito hopes will help it fast-track the regulatory approvals the deal needs in SA. read more
Shift to sorghum hurts Delta’s sales - Zimbabwe

Shift to sorghum hurts Delta’s sales - Zimbabwe

19/01/2016 - 09:19
Harare - SABMiller's Zimbabwean affiliate, Delta Corporation, said on Monday its lager beer sales fell in the third quarter as an economic slowdown forced consumers to shift to cheaper sorghum beer. read more
AB InBev listing will add some fizz to JSE

AB InBev listing will add some fizz to JSE

18/01/2016 - 09:19
SA will enjoy a rare bit of truly good news on Friday, when the JSE welcomes a R3-trillion listing by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB Inbev). read more
AB InBev lists on JSE with R1 938 opening tag

AB InBev lists on JSE with R1 938 opening tag

15/01/2016 - 12:10
Johannesburg - Belgian brewing giant Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev [JSE:ANB] on Friday morning listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's (JSE) main board, with an opening price of R1938 a share.  read more
AB InBev intends to list on JSE

AB InBev intends to list on JSE

15/12/2015 - 09:43
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) says its intention to list on the JSE in mid-January shows it’s "commitment to SA and the African continent". read more
Glass leads to Oz beer recall - Australia

Glass leads to Oz beer recall - Australia

08/12/2015 - 11:46
Sydney - An Australian beer company owned by SABMiller said on Friday it has recalled more than a million bottles of beer after broken glass was found in the product, a setback at the start of traditionally busy holiday season sales. 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 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
Beer titans formalise mega-deal - UK

Beer titans formalise mega-deal - UK

12/11/2015 - 08:22
London - Anheuser-Busch InBev submitted its formal offer to buy SABMiller for about $107 billion as the target agreed to sell its stake in its US joint venture to pave the way for the deal.  read more
SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev extend takeover deadline

SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev extend takeover deadline

02/11/2015 - 11:02
Brussels — Brewer SABMiller has extended the deadline for rival Anheuser-Busch InBev to make a formal $100bn-plus takeover offer by a week. 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
Beer deal may face delays in SA

Beer deal may face delays in SA

21/10/2015 - 09:51
Johannesburg - Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev may have won over peer SABMiller, but the $100-billion-plus deal could face delays in South Africa where the now British company began selling its ubiquitous Castle Lager 120 years ago.  read more
Beer deal may need minister’s nod

Beer deal may need minister’s nod

15/10/2015 - 09:02
Johannesburg - A significant cross-border transaction such as the proposed takeover of SABMiller by larger rival Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev might require approval from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, the National Treasury said yesterday.  read more
AB InBev offer raises worries - Belgium

AB InBev offer raises worries - Belgium

17/09/2015 - 08:35
Brussels - Anheuser-Busch InBev has approached rival SABMiller about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus, which makes around a third of the beer consumed globally.  read more
SABMiller: MillerCoors’ net income rises

SABMiller: MillerCoors’ net income rises

07/08/2015 - 09:04
Johannesburg - Millercoors yesterday reported that its second quarter net income grew by 9.4 percent to $487.2 million (R6.21 billion) compared with the previous comparable quarter last year.  read more
SABMiller sales rise on Latin American demand - UK

SABMiller sales rise on Latin American demand - UK

23/07/2015 - 14:45
London - Brewer SABMiller [JSE:SAB] reported a rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for beverages in Latin America and Africa, which were partly offset by declines in Europe. read more
SABMiller acquires craft beer firm - UK

SABMiller acquires craft beer firm - UK

18/05/2015 - 09:03
London - SABMiller said it would acquire British craft beer firm Meantime Brewing Company, giving the maker of big name brands such as Peroni and Grolsh exposure to the fastest-growing part of the British beer market.  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
SABMiller’s CFO quits - UK

SABMiller’s CFO quits - UK

19/02/2015 - 10:33
London - International brewer SABMiller said on Thursday the group's chief financial officer Jamie Wilson had resigned for personal reasons and will leave on March 31, the end of the firm's current financial year.  read more
Rumour of bid for SABMiller boosts brewer - UK

Rumour of bid for SABMiller boosts brewer - UK

17/02/2015 - 12:11
A weekend report that SABMiller was in the sights of investors linked to a larger rival buoyed shares in the brewer even as analysts said the rumours were a rehash of last year’s speculation. read more
SAB wins decade-long distribution case again

SAB wins decade-long distribution case again

03/02/2015 - 09:22
The Competition Commission’s decade-long distribution case against brewer SAB has been thwarted once again, this time by the Competition Appeal Court. read more
SABMiller: Manuel is non-executive director

SABMiller: Manuel is non-executive director

27/01/2015 - 10:01
SABMiller has appointed former finance minister Trevor Manuel as its independent non-executive director with effect from March 1. John Manser, the chair, said that Manuel brought a wealth of experience to the board.  read more
Raise your drink and say cheers to a zero-waste economy

Raise your drink and say cheers to a zero-waste economy

26/01/2015 - 10:31
A toast raised with Carlsberg beer bottles may soon lack that familiar clink. read more
AB Inbev licking its lips over SABMiller

AB Inbev licking its lips over SABMiller

26/01/2015 - 09:39
For all its acquisitions in "developed" markets across the globe, every set of results from SABMiller must remind shareholders just how much of an emerging-market player the group is. It is this that not only makes it attractive to shareholders, but also a tempting target for AB Inbev - the largest beer group in the world. read more
SABMiller hurt by China weather - UK

SABMiller hurt by China weather - UK

21/01/2015 - 14:51
London - International brewer SABMiller on Wednesday reported a rise in third-quarter sales despite ongoing weakness in China due to poor weather last year.  read more
SABMiller says it has a head start in Colombia

SABMiller says it has a head start in Colombia

05/12/2014 - 09:35
SABMiller’s strategy in Colombia was already suited to deal with new competitors, management told investors last month as the company prepares to contend with a fresh wave of competition in its single largest market. read more
Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser

Coca-Cola banks on growing African market of Appletiser

02/12/2014 - 10:54
The Coca-Cola Company believes the Appletiser brand has "lots of legs" and the US-headquartered firm will look for opportunities to grow the niche brand, its regional head said. read more
SABMiller, Coca-Cola, GFI to create African bottler

SABMiller, Coca-Cola, GFI to create African bottler

28/11/2014 - 10:07
London — SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (GFI) are combining their soft drinks bottling operations in South and East Africa to create a group with $2.9bn in revenue across 12 fast-growing markets. read more
SABMiller boosts fight against illegal alcohol

SABMiller boosts fight against illegal alcohol

25/11/2014 - 11:07
SABMiller is encouraging Peruvian fuel producers to buy locally produced ethanol as part of the group’s efforts to curb illicit alcohol — which accounts for almost a third of the total alcoholic beverages market in Peru. read more
SABMiller to export to Canada and enter Brazil again

SABMiller to export to Canada and enter Brazil again

25/11/2014 - 10:52
SABMiller plans to re-enter the Brazilian market next year while also distributing its own beers in Canada, adding two new markets to the group’s Latin American unit. read more
Prudent SAB mulls spirits business

Prudent SAB mulls spirits business

18/11/2014 - 09:49
Though synergies between beer and spirits businesses are often difficult to find, SABMiller could grow its spirits portfolio in Africa with a "measured" approach, CEO Alan Clark said last week. read more
Brewer follows trend to US premium beer

Brewer follows trend to US premium beer

17/11/2014 - 09:33
SABMiller has managed to grow its share of the market for "premium" beers in the US with help from recent brand launches, but still has "a long way to go" to bring its US portfolio in line with industry trends. read more
Beer, soft drinks drive SABMiller growth

Beer, soft drinks drive SABMiller growth

14/11/2014 - 10:23
High volumes of beer and soft drinks consumed by the African and Latin American markets drove SABMilller’s growth, while the Asian Pacific market lagged behind.  read more
South Africa’s biggest companies vs. the world

South Africa’s biggest companies vs. the world

03/11/2014 - 11:44
In just a few short months since its public listing in September, online retail giant, Alibaba, has already grown to become the 12th biggest company in the world. read more
Rekorderlig targets changing tastes

Rekorderlig targets changing tastes

22/10/2014 - 10:31
Swedish cider company Rekorderlig, which entered the South African market last month, is looking to tap into the same trend, which is buoying craft beer producers — changing consumer palates in favour of "new and different" beverages. read more
SABMiller Africa region yields best interim growth

SABMiller Africa region yields best interim growth

20/10/2014 - 10:15
SABMiller has newly consolidated Africa business, which includes SA for the first time, was its fastest-growing region in the six months ended September, during which weak demand in China and Australia saw group wide beer volumes decline marginally from the same period the year before. read more
Depressed economy hits Delta lager volumes - Zimbabwe

Depressed economy hits Delta lager volumes - Zimbabwe

15/10/2014 - 11:41
Harare - Listed brewer Delta Corporation (Delta)’s lager volumes declined by 25 percent in the half year to September 2014 due to depressed consumer spending coupled with increased excise duty. read more
African market supports SABMiller

African market supports SABMiller

15/10/2014 - 10:42
SABMiller commanded a strong market position in Africa and could consolidate it through acquisitions and partnerships, analysts said yesterday, although the sub-Saharan market also posed regulatory and consumer pressure drawbacks for the global brewer.  read more
SABMiller's Zim sales hit by weak economy

SABMiller's Zim sales hit by weak economy

14/10/2014 - 09:56
Harare - SABMiller's Zimbabwean affiliate Delta Corporation reported a 25 percent drop in lager sales for the six months to September on Monday, as slower economic growth in the southern African country hit demand for beer.  read more
Capevin rise sparks Distell rumours

Capevin rise sparks Distell rumours

09/10/2014 - 12:09
Cape Town — Changes may be afoot in the control structure of liquor giant Distell after shares in its holding company, Capevin, touched a record high on Tuesday. read more