United Breweries forays into craft beer segment with Kingfisher Ultra Witbier

INDIA – Bangalore-based United Breweries Limited has ventured into the alternate beer category with the launch of the Kingfisher Ultra Witbier – the first non-lager beer from the house of Kingfisher. Brewed with the authentic […]

AB InBev to use electric Volvo Trucks to deliver beers with zero emissions

EUROPE – AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer and Volvo Trucks, have announced the order of a brand new in series produced Volvo Electric Truck, which will deliver its beers across Europe from April 2020 […]

Diageo’s United Spirits plans merger with its Indian subsidiary Pioneer Distilleries

INDIA – United Spirits Limited, the Indian unit of the global liquor company Diageo, has proposed a merger with its majority owned and listed subsidiary Poineer Distillers Limited, reports India Times. According to United Spirits, […]

Moët Hennessy acquires majority stake in Château d’Esclans Côtes-de-Provence

FRANCE – Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of French conglomerate LVMH, has acquired a 55% majority stake in Château d’Esclans, the leading Provence Rosé in the American market. Moët will acquire 50% ownership […]

Constellation Brands sells Ballast Point to Kings & Convicts Brewing

USA – Constellation Brands, America’s third-largest beer company, has agreed to sell Ballast Point brand and a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs to Chicago-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. Constellation Brands acquired […]

Diageo launches new AI whisky selector to help consumers discover their favourite whisky

UK – The Johnnie Walker and Buchanan’s brands owner, Diageo has launched a new tool ‘What’s Your Whisky’ which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help consumers find their perfect whisky, based on their […]

Budweiser APAC announces key leadership appointments in South Asia and East Asia

ASIA – The Budweiser Brewing Company APAC,part of the world’s biggest brewer AB InBeV has announced changes in its executive leadership teams in South and East Asia business units. The maker of Budweiser, Corona and […]

Heineken opens US$440m production facility in Mexico

MEXICO – World’s second largest brewer, Heineken has opened its largest production facility in Meoqui, Nothern Mexico as the Dutch brewer seeks to further increase its footprint in the dynamic and promising market. The US$440 […]

Ethiopia drafts bill to amend excise tax law on alcoholic and soft beverages

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance has presented a bill to the Council of Ministers to amend the nation’s excise tax law in an effort to standardise taxation of alcoholic products, soft beverages and other […]

AB InBev pumps US$339m into its Nigerian subsidiary International Breweries

NIGERIA – Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) the parent company of International breweries has injected N123bn (US$339m) into the breweries operations, committing to participate fully in the new capital raising exercise. This follows the approval by […]