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Game-changer? ‘If you combine our new portfolio and historical brands, we can transform the game’ Budweiser Brewing Group’s Jean-David Thumelaire explains

Big Interview – in association with Budweiser Brewing Group

How Budweiser will do things a bit differently on reopening

By Stuart Stone

Jean-David Thumelaire describes 2020 as a ‘weird year’ to be pushing Corona in the on-trade – for obvious reasons. Now, with what he sees as the ‘real’ reopening in sight, he discusses the 'art' of post-pandemic planning.

Trade assist: 'After our Save Pub Life initiative funnelled £1m into pubs across the country, we evolved the platform to offer a comprehensive package of support to help our pub and bar partners reopen safely,' BBG's Paula Lindenberg said

AB InBev sees volume sales rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global beer brand AB InBev saw total volume sales increase by 1.9% in the third quarter of this year, with own beer volumes up by 2.6%.

Return: Asahi brings back Grolsch

Grolsch makes UK return

By Nicholas Robinson

Grolsch will return to the UK on-trade after its 35-year presence here ended last November.

Attention: Ryan Fritsch outlines his plans for BBG's future

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From bombs to beer – AB InBev’s new UK head of on-trade talks pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Yes that’s right, from bombs to beer. As it turns out, Budweiser Brewing Group’s (BBG) recently appointed on-trade sales director for the UK and Ireland Ryan Fritsch has an extensive background in bomb defusal, a skill he’s hopefully unlikely to need...

Worldwide problem: coronavirus has hit countries across the globe

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AB InBev loses £220m in revenue due to coronavirus

By Nikkie Thatcher

Global brewer AB InBev reported its revenue dropped as a result of coronavirus – this particular strain is known as Covid-19 – in the first two months of 2020, in its trading results.

New name: AB InBev has changed its name in the UK

AB InBev changes its name in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Global brewing giant AB InBev has changed the name of its UK business to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, in a bid to “reaffirm its commitment” in the territories.

Fairer: ABI scraps connection fees for small brewers

AB InBev scraps connection fees for small brewers

By Nicholas Robinson

Budweiser and Stella Artois brewer AB InBev has launched new line fees, which are claimed to be fairer than those already on the market and which involve scrapping charges for small producers.

Guess who's back? Bass again

AB InBev to bring Bass Pale Ale back

By Nicholas Robinson

Global brewer AB InBev will reintroduce Bass Pale Ale to the UK on-trade this December, in a bid to “reignite” the premium ale category.

London lager rebrand

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Meantime rebrands flagship brews

By Nicholas Robinson

Meantime Brewing Company, which is in the midst of a buyout by Japanese food and drink group Asahi, has unveiled new branding for its London Lager and London Pale Ale brews and also plans to refresh Yakima Red soon.

Who's next on AB InBev's list?

AB InBev snaps up another craft brewer

By Nicholas Robinson

AB InBev has snapped up an Italian craft beer brand days after agreeing to rid itself of a mainstream premium Italian lager in a deal with Asahi last week.

Asahi buys AB InBev brands

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Meantime, Peroni and Grolsch sold to Asahi

By Nicholas Robinson

Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime have been sold by AB InBev to Japanese beer giant Asahi less than a year after they were acquired by SABMiller.

Is this the end of craft beer?

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Is this the end of craft beer?

By Roger Protz

As ‘Big Beer’ turns to microbreweries, Roger Protz worries for the future of craft ales.

Alcohol-free beer no longer a pint sized issue

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Alcohol-free beer no longer a pint sized issue

By Ben Winstanley

Alcohol-free beer is growing in popularity in Britain, according to new research released by AB InBev UK, and the largest beer company in the world is making steps towards growing its portfolio in response.

Big Brewer is watching you

Big Brewer is watching you

By Pete Brown

Pete Brown runs his own slide-rule over the megadeal between AB InBev and SABMiller and concludes that the future may be less than rosy for both pubs and small brewers in the UK.

AB InBev swoops in to own a bigger share of the beer market

What will AB InBev buying SABMiller mean for pubs?

By Jessica Mason

This morning, SABMiller, which owns brands such as Peroni, Grolsch, Fosters and, more recently, Meantime accepted “in principle” an offer from brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns brands including Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona and Goose Island.

Fourth bid for SABMiller from AB InBev

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Fourth bid for SABMiller from AB InBev

By James Evison

AB InBev has submitted a revised share offer for SABMiller following a week of speculation and attempts to buy the global brewer.

AB InBev makes revised SABMiller offer

AB InBev makes revised SABMiller offer

By MC Allegra FS

AB InBev has made a revised offer to the board of SABMiller to combine the two companies and “build the first truly global beer company”.

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The Big Interview: Inge Plochaet, AB InBev

By Jessica Mason

Inge Plochaet, president of AB InBev UK & Ireland, tells Jessica Harvey about dealing with big brands, ongoing marketing plans and why she is a perfectionist when it comes to glassware.

Budweiser: brewery closure postponed

Budweiser brewery closure postponed

By John Harrington

Closure of the Budweiser brewery in Mortlake has been postponed until at least December 2011. It follows after a recent surge in sales of the beer,...