September 12, 2015
The two latest acquisitions by multinational brewers in the US – Heineken buying a controlling stake in craft brewer Lagunitas and A-B InBev’s purchase of craft cider producer Virtue Cider – further shows these companies’ focus on premium and above products to drive growth in that market. This is due to the fact that these […]
September 26, 2014
The SABMiller bid for HeinekenNV has reignited the possibility for major consolidations in the global beer market, which hasn’t seen much movement in that direction over the last few years. This bid was a defensive action against the expected move by AB-InBev to buy SABMiller in the future. If that purchase occurs, then AB-InBev would […]
Amin Alkhatib
September 15, 2014
SABMiller Plc’s move to buy the majority family-owned Heineken NV was a surprise to the global beer industry, but it being rebuffed was not. This seems to be a defensive move by SABMiller and a reactionary one to speculation of an Anheuser-Busch NV take-over at a time when the latter is accumulating capital in preparation […]
September 5, 2014
Are consumers looking for less alcohol in their beers or is it just the influence of marketing by the big brewers? If we were to observe the current situation in the UK and the US there are different dynamics that suggest an answer to this question. In the former market legislative action influenced the development […]
July 17, 2014
Heineken NV is opening a third brewery in Ethiopia in 2014 in an effort to expand in African markets. This is expected to be the world’s fastest-growing region in beer volume sales, in percentage terms, in the 2013-2018 period. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecasted to grow, according to Euromonitor International, by a […]
February 28, 2014
According to Euromonitor International, global beer value and volume sales grew by 7% and 2% respectively in 2013, reflecting a trend towards net revenue outstripping volume sales. However, the growth in global volumes was not reflected in the performance of the top four brewers, as much of the growth was derived from the low-base development […]
February 23, 2011
Heineken, the number three brewer in the world, reported 17% volume growth, an increase in revenues of 9.7% and organic net profit up 19.7% in 2010. The strong performance was mainly due to the acquisition of FEMSA in early 2010, which further increased Heineken's exposure to emerging markets.
August 19, 2010
Kentaro Taniguchi, Research Analyst at Euromonitor, discusses Kirin's recent acquisition of a 13% market share of F&N. Taniguchi explains how Kirin will be able to use F&N's existing network to manufacture, market, and distribute their brands locally.
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