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Are soft drinks the next battle ground for the global brewers? Subscription

25 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

SABMiller cause a stir in September when news broke in was exploring a bid for Heineken amid suggestions it was seeking to defend itself from the advances of AB InBev.

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M&A may be brewers' easiest route to growth Subscription

31 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

AB InBev’s third quarter figures came in well below expectations today – illustrating the mounting challenge for global fmcg companies to sustain growth.

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AB InBev hit by slowdowns in US, Russia and China

31 Oct 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Global brewing group AB InBev posted below expectation growth this morning, with third quarter revenue rising by 2.3% as overall beer volumes fell thanks to a slowdown in US and China.

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Girls' night out reminds us to get the Baileys in

28 Nov 2014 | By Mark Dishman

The glad rags are on, the friends are assembled and the taxis are hailed…

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Portman Group's increased interference is unacceptable

17 Oct 2014 | By Steve Parfett

I have written before of my concerns that initiatives introduced by local authorities…

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18 Dec 2014

John Barton’s comments on the need for brands to “make content meaningful” (29 November, p22) highlight an issue that needs greater consideration by marketers…

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£10 gap must thrill Asda

18 Dec 2014

 Your ever-excellent G33 shows Asda (again!) has won the Christmas basket…

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