Euromonitor: Carlsberg Needs to Find Growth Opportunities if it is to Retain its Global Position

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Carlsberg is currently the world’s fourth largest brewer, commanding nearly a 6% global beer volume share in 2011. However, as the company has faced falling demand in its main European markets in the past couple of years, it has been losing share, with fifth-ranked China Resources already threatening the Danish brewer’s position in the global rankings. (more…)

US Anheuser-Busch acquires Budweiser brand

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Anheuser-Busch Inc., part of the AB InBev NV international brewing giant, took a crucial step in its fight with state-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar over the Budweiser brand when it acquired its local Czech rival. (more…)

Diageo completes Ethiopian acquisition

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Diageo claims its new acquisition of Meta Abo Brewery in Ethiopia allows it to gain access to a fast-growing market. In beer to complement its existing spirits business. (more…)

SABMiller interested in Castel’s African business

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Global brewer SABMiller Plc (SAB.L) said it would be interested in acquiring the African brewing operations of French group Castel if it were available, as the two announced on Monday that they were strengthening their links in Africa. (more…)