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Tag Archives: SABMiller

• SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

Beer brewer SABMiller’s CEO Alan Clarke has criticised the “insulting” tone of beer advertisements over the years for driving away female customers. Speaking after the company published its full-year results this week, Clarke is quoted by the Financial Times saying, “We have to acknowledge that core lager, for many years, was either dismissive of, or insulting to, women.” […]

• Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

“No beer will be harmed in the announcement of this story” Craft brewer Meantime is acquired by SABMiller. SABMiller has announced it is entering the craft beer scene with the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing Company – with Meantime quick to reassure consumers the beer will remain the same.

• Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Elysian brewery co-founder and head brewer Dick Cantwell – widely regarded as a pioneer of the US craft brewing scene – has resigned following the company’s acquisition by Anheuser Busch in January. Quitting yesterday from the Seattle brewery, Cantwell said in an email to the Washington Beer Blog that Elysian’s takeover by brewing giant Anheuser Busch was the reason […]

• America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million barrels in 2013. Yet, the beer industry is by no means dying. While some beer brands have faltered, others have found tremendous success. Although some […]

• InBev bastardizing craft beer. Launching rum-flavoured beer

InBev bastardizing craft beer. Launching rum-flavoured beer

The new Carribean inspired beer named ‘Cubanisto’, will be launched by AB InBev at the end of this month. The new 5.9 per cent ABV beer which will be sold in 330ml UV-light sensitive coated bottles is purported to taste of “citrus, orange zest and lime” and have the “aroma of caramelised cane sugar and […]

• SABMiller To Develop Beers For Wine & Spirits Drinkers. Yuck

SABMiller To Develop Beers For Wine & Spirits Drinkers. Yuck

SABMiller is developing beers to attract wine and spirits drinkers as it looks to counter similar innovation drives from rival brewers AB InBev and Heineken to introduce new beer styles. The word’s second biggest by sales says it will launch a range of “fruitier” and “sweeter” liquids moving forward in the hopes of appealing to […]

• Beer giants under investigation in Germany. Not too big to sue.

Beer giants under investigation in Germany. Not too big to sue.

Several of the world’s biggest brewers are under investigation in Germany having been accused of price fixing and could pay millions in fines. German magazine Focus, recently accused Carlsberg, AB InBev, SABMiller, Warsteiner, Oetker, Erdinger, Bitburger and Krombacher of fixing the prices of 24 beer brands including Beck’s, Holsten and Warsteiner. Apparently the brands have […]

• Controversy Over Proposal to Make Water Cheaper Than Beer

Controversy Over Proposal to Make Water Cheaper Than Beer

In Czech Republic, Idea Taps Strong Feelings; Birthplace of Pilsner. In most restaurants and taverns across the Czech Republic, a mug of beer is, literally, cheaper than water. The country’s health minister wants to change that as he tries to put Czechs on a lower-hops diet. It won’t be easy. Here in the birthplace of […]

• Aussie Yellow Tail winemaker enters beer market

Aussie Yellow Tail winemaker enters beer market

Casella Wines, the family-owned wine company behind Yellow Tail, has moved into the beer market in Australia. Its new beer, unveiled last week and called Arvo, will be made at a specially built brewery at the family site in New South Wales, which has the capacity to pump out 300,000 hectolitres, or about 50,000 cartons. In Australia the […]

• Budweiser Is Luxury in China Where Beer Costs 30 Cents

Budweiser Is Luxury in China Where Beer Costs 30 Cents

Cheap beer. For consumers in China, it’s a fact of life. Brew in China, the world’s biggest market, sells at one-third the price in the U.S. Now foreign brewers are wooing the Chinese to pay more for brands that are popular worldwide. The idea is to get increasingly affluent Chinese to switch from local beers […]

• University of Edinburgh Students Ban SABMiller Beers

University of Edinburgh Students Ban SABMiller Beers

Students at the University of Edinburgh have banned the sale of all SABMiller beers on campus in protest at the brewer’s perceived treatment of poor countries. The move follows extensive campaigning from the ActionAid student group, Activista Edinburgh. ActionAid’s research alleges the multinational beer giant avoids paying millions in tax by shifting profits out of […]

• In Mozambique, beer made from cassava supports smallhold farms

In Mozambique, beer made from cassava supports smallhold farms

Impala lager is made from the locally abundant root vegetable, cassava. According to Gerry van den Houten, Technical Director at SABMiller, cassava is the biggest but least commercialized crop in Africa. The beer manufacturer has identified this as an opportunity to support farmers and localize supply chains by producing a lager made from the root […]

• Heineken Q3 growth defies estimates

Heineken Q3 growth defies estimates

Dutch brewer Heineken has defied estimates by recording third quarter revenue growth as sales in western Europe unexpectedly remained relatively flat. Revenue at the world’s third-biggest brewer by volume grew 3% in the quarter, the Amsterdam-based company said today. Beer volumes slipped by just 1.7% in western Europe, where analysts were expecting a more significant […]

• Foster’s accepts SABMiller takeover bid

Foster’s accepts SABMiller takeover bid

Australian brewer Foster’s has accepted a takeover bid from SABMiller. Foster’s said the bid valued the company at AU$12.3 billion, with chairman David Crawford describing the proposal as “compelling”. SABMiller chief executive Graham Mackay said: “We are pleased that we have reached agreement on a recommended transaction to be put to Foster’s shareholders. “Foster’s will […]

• Battle for Foster’s turns ugly

Battle for Foster’s turns ugly

The battle for Foster’s is turning ugly after SABMiller claimed the brewer made “misleading and deceptive” statements in its full year results presentation. SAB’s bid to take over Foster’s turned hostile last month after the Foster’s board rejected its AU$9.5 billion bid. SAB responded by taking the AU$4.90 per share offer directly to shareholders. The […]