AB InBev acquires Platform Beer Co to expand capabilities in US

USA – Belgium based multinational drink and brewing holdings company Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev) has acquired Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co as it seeks to tighten its grip in the US craft beer sector. The deal, whose […]

AB InBev’s ZX Ventures sells homebrew supply retailer Northern Brewer

USA – AB-InBev’s venture capital arm, ZX Venture, has sold homebrew supply retailer Northern Brewer to an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings for an undisclosed sum. Blackstreet Capital Holdings is a US-based holding company run […]

South African Breweries eyes the growing zero and low-alcohol beers market

SOUTH AFRICA – South African beer market is slowly taking up a growing global trend of consuming no- and low-alcohol beer (Nablab) categories, says South African Breweries (SAB). Zoleka Lisa, vice president for corporate affairs at […]

AB InBev rolls out blockchain technology to empower farmers across Africa

AFRICA – The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, is rolling out block chain solution that seeks to empower smallholder African farmers in its supply chain. AB InBev Africa is partnering with US based fintech company […]

Delta Corporation reports subdued performance as lager sales slip 57%

ZIMBABWE – Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe’s largest beverage manufacturer, reported a decline in its performance for the first quarter ended 30 June 2019 on the back of declining sales. The company saw its lager beer volumes […]

South African Breweries gets nod to acquire Diageo’s Smirnoff franchise rights

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Commission has conditionally approved South African Breweries’ (SAB) bid to acquire franchise rights of Diageo’s Smirnoff ready-to-drink (RTD) brands in South Africa. This will see SAB, South African subsidiary world’s […]

AB InBev to sell Australian business to Asahi Group for US$11.3b

AUSTRALIA – AB InBev has agreed to sell its Australian business unit, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd for AUD 16 billion (US$11.3 billion). As part of the transaction, AB InBev […]

South African Breweries appoints Zoleka Lisa as vice president corporate affairs

SOUTH AFRICA – Anheuser-Busch InBev’s South African Breweries (SAB), subsidiary of has appointed Zoleka Lisa as its vice president corporate affairs for South Africa, SAB said Lisa, who assumed office on 01 July 2019, will […]

Tanzania Breweries commits to improving local barley productivity

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev, has pledged to support barley farmers while encouraging them to adopt modern technology and practices that will increase efficiency and productivity. Speaking during the […]