AB InBev partners Accenture to boost sales and distribution in Africa

AFRICA - The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has entered into an agreement with a leading global professional services company, Accenture to boost its sales and distribution operations on the continent, reports MarketWatch. The three-year contract will see the implementation of the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System (DMS), a distributor management and sales force automation…

AB InBev opens new automated ‘robo-warehouses’ in UK brewery

UK - AB InBev, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company, is opening a new automated warehouse with space to store 23 million pints of beer at its largest UK brewery in Magor, South Wales. According to the company, the 80,000 cubic metre warehouse will enable AB InBev to meet growing UK demand for beer…

Japanese brewer Sapporo to form partnership with AB InBev to improve distribution

JAPAN - Japanese brewer Sapporo will resume its exports to China through a distribution partnership with AB InBev, as it aims to target the premium beer segment. According to FoodBev, China is the world’s largest beer market and Sapporo drew attention to the premium segment, including imported beer brands, which it says is exhibiting “dramatic…

AB InBev UK launches Michelob Ultra beer as no and low alcohol beer sales rise

UK - Sales of no and low alcohol beer are rising on the trend among British consumers for balanced lifestyles and a social shift towards drinking in moderation. No-alcohol and low-alcohol beer sales increased 20% year-on-year in 2018, according to industry data of sales in supermarkets and other off-trade locations prepared for AB InBev UK…

Carlton & United Breweries launches first non-alcoholic beer in Australia

AUSTRALIA - Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned Carlton & United Breweries, an Australian brewing company, has launched its first non-alcoholic beer in the brewery’s 180-year history. According to the company, Carlton Zero is for beer lovers who want more opportunities to enjoy beer responsibly, an option of a non-alcoholic beer that actually tastes like beer. The company added…

International Breweries to commission new US$250mn Sagamu plant August 28

NIGERIA - AB InBev’s Nigerian unit, International Breweries Plc (IB Plc) will commission new US$250 million plant in Sagamu, its fourth brewery in Nigeria and the biggest in West Africa on August 28. According to the Guardian, the inauguration will be conducted by President Muhammadu Buhari and complements other brewing facilities in Ilesa, Onitsha, and Port-Harcourt.…

International Breweries reports loss despite strong revenue boost in the first half

NIGERIA - International Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of the world’s largest brewer AB InBev has reported a loss of US$7.76m in the first half of 2018 from US$6.09mn in the first quarter. Revenue grew to US$146.88mn and the quarter was marked by various product launches aimed at expanding its portfolio. The brewer launched its premium…

AB InBev to build new brewery in Mozambique, Nigerian brewery to open this month

MOZAMBIQUE- Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewing company has said it is investing in a new brewery in Maputo, Mozambique whose construction is set to start second-half of 2019. While the sum of the transaction was not disclosed, the Belgian based brewer said the new facility will have a capacity of 2-million hectoliters…

AB InBev launches 100+ accelerator to fund and support local entrepreneurs

BELGIUM - Anheuser-Busch InBev, a multinational beverage and brewing holdings company, has launched the 100+ Accelerator with the aim of mobilizing the world’s brightest minds to solve some of the most pressing global sustainability issues. According to AB InBev, it invites academics, entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists to apply the 100+ accelerator, as it looks for…

Grupo Lala appoints former AB InBev executive Mauricio Leyva Arboleda as new CEO

MEXICO - Mexico’s dairy company Grupo Lala has named former AB InBev executive Mauricio Leyva Arboleda as its new CEO, replacing current chief executive Scot Rank as of 1 September 2018. According to FoodBev, Mauricio Leyva worked for more than 13 years at AB InBev, was president of its middle Americas zone and has been…