A crackdown on drink driving in Colombia resulting in fines of $14,000 and jail sentences as long as 18 years have dented sales of the nation’s biggest brewer, SABMiller.
SABMiller is developing a range of flavoured beers to pull back the market from wine and spirits drinkers and head off competition.
SABMiller has announced plans to triple production at its brewery in Nigeria as part of a $110 million expansion plan.
Beer giant SABMiller’s Q3 results were pushed upwards thanks to growing sales in Africa, Asia and Latin America the group has announced.
Lager sales for Miller Brands UK, the UK subsidiary of SABMiller, have risen by 5% in the six months to 30 September 2013, driven by strong growth for the Pilsner Urquell brand.
Brewing industry giants have today joined forces in a major campaign called “Let there be beer”, which is aimed at trying to change the image of beer and arrest falling sales in the UK.
SABMiller has seen its UK subsidiary, Miller Brands, deliver lager volume growth in the 12 months to 31 March 2013, despite an overall decline in the UK beer market.
Several of the world’s biggest brewers are under investigation in Germany having been accused of price fixing and could pay millions in fines.
Beer giant SABMiller is investing in a new brewery in Namibia, with building scheduled to begin next month.
Coca-Cola Amatil chief executive Terry Davis has made it clear that the drinks company has no intention of making a bid for Treasury Wine Estates.
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