Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch believes that government greenlighting of overseas brewing conglomerates could be the ‘beginning of the end’ for craft beer in the US.

A strong performance from Corona in Mexico failed to counter macroeconomic challenges in Brazil, as ABInbev’s volume sales dropped 1.4% in Q1.

SABMiller results

21 April, 2016

SABMiller has reported 2% growth in latest trading update for the 12 months ended March 31, 2016.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it has accepted the binding offer from Asahi Group Holdings to buy certain of SABMiller plc’s European premium brands and their related businesses, excluding certain US rights.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported revenue growth of 6.3% for the full year 2015 with total volumes down 0.6%.

SABMiller has extended the deadline for rival Anheuser-Busch InBev to make a formal takeover offer.

The combination of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller Plc would sell one out of every three beers brewed worldwide, and reap about half of the beer industry’s profits, according to Bloomberg News.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached agreement in principle to buy SABMiller for £68bn, the completion of which would make the new company the producer of one in three beers sold globally.

SABMiller meets investors

09 October, 2015

SABMiller, the global brewer which is the subject of a takeover bid from Anheuser-Busch InBev, is meeting its investors today (October 9).

Anheuser-Busch InBev has expressed surprise at SABMiller rejection of its bid to take over the company.

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is lining up banks including Bank of America Corp. and Banco Santander SA to arrange as much as US$70 billion in financing as it prepares to make a takeover proposal for SABMiller Plc, according to reports from Bloomberg News.

Analysts at the Japanese bank, Nomura, are speculating on a merger between Diageo and South African-based global brewer, SABMiller.

SABMiller has appointed Philip Hodges to the newly created role of group director, integrated supply and as a member of the group’s executive committee with effect from December 1, in succession to Tony van Kralingen, whose intended retirement was announced in April 2015.

SABMiller’s board has announced that it intends to appoint Domenic De Lorenzo as an executive director and as chief financial officer with effect from the conclusion of the forthcoming annual general meeting, to be held on July 23.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the world’s leading premium Italian beer, has announced the launch of its new global advertising campaign, Vita al Mare (Life by the Sea).

SABMiller has bought the London-based craft brewer, Meantime. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Accra Brewery, the Ghanaian subsidiary of SABMiller, will officially open its new facilities today (February 27) which have been upgraded as part of a $100m brewery expansion project at its existing site Accra.

SABMiller plc announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, SABSA Holdings Limited, has now disposed of its entire shareholding in Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited (Tsogo Sun).

SABMiller plc has announced that Jan du Plessis is to join the SABMiller board as an independent non-executive director from September 1.

SABMiller, one of the world’s largest beers, has reported group revenue up 1% to US$34 million and profits before tax $4.8m, up 3% for the year ending March 31.

South African brewer, SABMiller has announced the death of chairman Graham Mackay.

SABMiller’s Ugandan subsidiary, Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), has opened its new brewery in Mbarara, western Uganda.

SABMiller plc and Kopparberg Brewery AB have announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement for the long term licensing of Kopparberg cider products in selected markets.

SABMiller is to launch a second cassava beer in Africa. Eagle will launch in Ghana and it will be brewed by SABMiller’s local subsidiary, Accra Brewery.

SABMiller is to invest US$40 million in a new 260,000 hectolitre brewery in Namibia as part of its strategy to expand its operations across Africa.

SABMiller has announced that chairman and managing director of The South African Breweries (Pty) Limited, Norman Adami, will become the new chairman, SABMiller Beverages South Africa.

A series of actions designed to strengthen and expand existing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, have been agreed by the world’s leading producers of beer, wine and spirits.

SABMiller plc has announced group revenue grew by 7%  and group revenue per hectolitre was up 4% for the year to March 31, 2012.

SAB Miller's Australian subsidiary, Foster's Group will no longer be allowed to import and distribute Mexican beer Corona Extra. Foster's has been informed by Corona's parent company Grupo Modelo that it intends to terminate Foster's licence to import and distribute Corona Extra in Australia with immediate effect. The brand's distribution will go to Lion Nathan. 

SABMiller, has formed a strategic alliance for Turkey, Russia, the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet republics), central Asia and the Middle East with the Turkish brewer, Anadolu Efes.

SABMiller has launched a new global advertising campaign for Peroni Nastro Azzurro, featuring Italian singer Mario Biondi.

The board of Foster’s Group has recommended to its shareholders that an improved takeover offer by SABMiller is accepted.

The board of Foster’s Group has rebuffed SABMiller's proposed takeover bid. 

SABMiller has proposed to make a conditional, off-market, cash takeover offer for all of the issued shares in Foster’s Group. 

Foster's has rejected a takeover bid from SABMiller. Foster's Group said that it received an "unsolicited, incomplete, non-binding and conditional proposal" from SABMiller to acquire all of the shares in Foster's via a scheme of arrangement at a price of $4.90 per share in cash.

SABMiller has announced the appointment of James (Jamie) Wilson as deputy chief financial officer.

SABMiller has launched a new Peroni Nastro Azzurro global ad campaign that celebrates the Italian summer.

SABMiller has appointed Karl Lippert as its new president of Latin America, following the announcement of Barry Smith’s retirement.

SABMiller has recorded double-digit lager sales growth in its African and Asian markets

As part of its ‘Open the Facts’ campaign, SABMiller is encouraging women to make informed choices about drinking.

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