18 Facts About AB InBev


AB InBev has a global functional management office in New York City, and regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, London, St Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg and others.

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AB InBev was formed through InBev acquiring Anheuser-Busch from the United States.

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In October 2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced a successful all-cash bid to acquire South African multinational competitor SABMiller; the merger was concluded in October 2016.

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AB InBev was expected to have a 28 percent market share of global volume beer sales in 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

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AB InBev was formed following the merger of American brewer Anheuser-Busch and Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev, which in turn is a merger of AmBev and Interbrew.

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In 2013, Anheuser-Busch AB InBev joined other alcohol producers in signing the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking's producers' commitments, an initiative to reducing harmful drinking.

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On 21 July 2017, Anheuser-Busch AB InBev continued its investment in the non-alcohol beverage sector with the purchase of energy drink company Hiball.

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In December 2018, Anheuser-Busch AB InBev partnered with cannabis producer Tilray to begin researching cannabis infused non-alcoholic beverages with Tilray subsidiary, High Park Company.

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In October 2009, AB InBev announced the sale of its Busch Entertainment theme park division to The Blackstone Group for $2.

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AB InBev had been investigating a sale of Busch Entertainment since the merger with AB InBev.

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AB InBev was the second largest brewery company in the world.

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AB InBev employed close to 89,000 people, running operations in over 30 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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On 1 April 2014, AB Inbev completed the re-acquisition of the Oriental Brewery, which it had sold in July 2009.

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In 2013, AB InBev opened its Bud Analytics Lab in Research Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which develops data research and innovation to solve problems ranging from assortment optimization, social media, and market trends to large scale data initiatives.

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AB InBev owns 24 percent of Anadolu Efes from its SABMiller acquisition, with the joint venture being consolidated in Anadolu Efes books, whilst being treated as an equity investment by AB InBev.

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Anheuser-Busch AB InBev is controlled by Belgian families Vandamme, de Mevius and de Spoelberch, who as of 2015 owned a combined 28.

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AB InBev classified its brands as Global Brands, International Brands, and Local Champions.

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The year before Anheuser-Busch AB InBev already bound the owner of "Casa Mia" by contract to interpose at any sign of political activities.

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