Fluent Beverage plans commercial launch of CBD-infused beverages in Canada

CANADA – The joint venture company between AB InBev and Tilray, Fluent Beverage Company has unveiled that it will be commercializing non-alcoholic CBD- infused drinks in Canada. Fluent Beverage plans to have the beverages on […]

AB InBev teams up with Tata subsidiary to open 15 microbreweries in India

INDIA – World’s leading brewer AB InBev is partnering with Tata owned Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) to open 15 microbreweries over the next five years, located within IHCL hotels. The investment will be conceptualised by […]

Nampak sells glass business for US$125m to AB InBev’s affiliate Isanti Glass 1

SOUTH AFRICA – Nampak, a South Africa based diversified packaging manufacturer, has sold its glass business to Isanti Glass 1 for about R1.5bn (US$125m). Isanti Glass 1 is 60% owned by investment firm Kwande Capital, […]

AB InBev debuts Budweiser Reserve Black Lager in collaboration with Jim Beam

USA – AB InBev’s brewing major, Budweiser in partnership with Jim Beam have unveiled a specialty beer ‘Budweiser Reserve Black Lager’ with an alcohol by volume of 7.1%. The limited edition of the specialty beer […]

AB InBev’s Carlton & United Breweries acquires Riot Wine to expand portfolio

AUSTRALIA – Brewing giant Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBeV has acquired Australian wine company Riot Wine Co, for an undisclosed sum. The deal marks Carlton & United Breweries’ entry into the […]

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller breaching merger conditions – says Distell

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s wine and spirit producer is accusing the entity formed from the 2016 merger of the world’s largest beer companies Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller of breaching merger conditions. Distell approached […]

AB InBev Asian business resumes plans of Hong Kong listing

ASIA – World’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has resumed plans of listing its Asia Pacific business in Hong Kong, two months after back tracking from the planned initial public offering (IPO). AB InBeV now says […]

Competition Tribunal approves SAB’s acquisition of Smirnoff franchise rights

SOUTH AFRICA – The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has conditionally approved South African Breweries’ (SAB) proposed acquisition of franchise rights for Smirnoff ready-to-drink and Guinness-branded products from Diageo. SAB is the local subsidiary of […]

Zambian Breweries half year profits surge 40% on increased sales

ZAMBIA – Zambian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of AB InBev, has reported 40 percent growth in profits after tax to K193 million (US$14.72m) in the half-year period ending June 2019, driven by increased sales. The […]