AB InBev’s global beer sales boosted by the 2018 World Cup

The company’s overall net revenue fell 1.4% to $14 billion, but pre-tax earnings grew 4% to $5.6 billion, which the company attributed to the growth of...

AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

The beer will be available to the off trade grocery channel from August in a 4x330ml bottle format, before being rolled out wider in the autumn.  AB...

HOW BEVERAGES, BEER AND ICE CREAM CAN IMPROVE ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING...

This was the question posed by Trip Allport, managing director of the Africa Resource Centre (ARC) South Africa, in a thought-provoking presentation at the recent SAPICS...

Budweiser most talked about brand on Twitter during Fifa World Cup

In essence, the brand has exceeded performance expectations and has proudly won the digital World Cup, disrupting how traditional sports sponsorships are activated, and proving that...

Soft drinks and craft beer fuel canned drinks growth in the...

The carbonated soft drinks can markets continue to be the largest sector for beverage cans in the UK, growing by 5% in the past year....

Like the beer? Buy the brewery

Garagista is renowned for some fairly out-there advertising for their Tears of the Hipster and Bat Piss craft beers, so of course, selling the brewery had to be something out...

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

In a competitive pitch, Golin won “because of its strategic thinking and quality of planning and proposal,” the press release said. Commenting on the appointment, Jane Morgan, Managing Director...

Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

Schweppes 1783 muscovado is a mixer created to enhance the taste of dark spirts like rum and whiskey. Launching in September, the mixer is a naturally flavoured combination...

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

Following a three-year construction project in the city of Klaipėda, the new facility opened its doors as the site of Švyturys Brewery – part of...

Constellation Brands sees first-quarter sales rise 6% to $2.05bn

Operating income stood at $625 million, which was an 11% improvement on last year, while gross profit rose 6% to $1.05 billion. The company has affirmed its full-year...

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over...

Heineken’s Lagunitas introduces cannabis-infused sparkling water

Lagunites joined forces with California cannabis manufacturer CannaCraft to create the Hi-Fi Hops line, which is infused with THC and/or CBD (cannabidiol). CannaCraft, through its AbsoluteXtracts brand, applied...

Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

With its extensive analytical and digital expertise, PHD - a subsidiary of the Omnicom Media Group will utilise its market-leading experience to produce strategic planning and...

Diageo aims to boost its stake in China’s Sichuan Shuijingfang

Shanghai-listed Sichuan in mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of alcoholic products. It provides liquor products under the brand of Swellfun and its wine products include...

Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

The maker of Neck Oil and Gamma Ray beers said the investment marks “a huge leap to the next level” as it aims to build a...

Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

Though 2017’s growth is very modest at 0.01%, it follows a decline of -1.25% in 2016, which is a positive turnaround for the industry as...

Heineken to invest £44m to upgrade its UK pub network

Heineken’s leased pub business Star Pubs & Bars is the UK’s third largest pub business, and the investment will upgrade approximately 500 of the company’s 2,900...

Corona raises beach pollution awareness with sculptures made of plastic waste

For World Oceans Day on June 8, Corona launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about marine plastic pollution, per...