UK performance of Budweiser and good growth in China provided a boost to AB InBev in 2013, despite a “challenging macro-environment” and falling beer volumes.
Former AB InBev UK boss Stuart MacFarlane, who developed the brewer’s hit Stella Artois Cidre and Stella 4%, is to head up a new combined European division for the company.
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