MillerCoors, the US joint venture of SABMiller, one of the world’s leading brewers, has tapped into a new use for brewery waste water. The Ohio brewery of MillerCoors brewery teamed up with a company which produces animal feeds from renewable sources to run a full scale trial of an innovative technology which creates a fish […] [...more]
SABMiller has created a programme to measure the responsibility of businesses.
The programme, called SAM Hyperion, measures and compares the results of breweries from over 60 countries.
One of the companies that is to be assessed is Poland-based Kompania Piwowarskia, which came top in the Ranking of Responsible Companies in 2009.
SAM Hyperion is a custom-made management system that includes an in-depth analysis of results within the sphere of sustainable development.
Malgorzata Waledzinska, corporate social responsibility manager at Kompania Piwowarska, said that doing business responsibly is the key to "ensuring sustainable development of the company and its business partners".
Sab Miller Angola plans to invest US$120 million in a tin can factory that is due to start operating in October, 2010, in Viana municipality, Luanda province. [...more]
SABMiller, the brewer behind Peroni and Pilsner Urquell, is stepping up its efforts to fight Aids in Africa by extending HIV testing to the spouses of farmers inUganda. The farmers provide sorghum to make SABMiller's best-selling Eagle beer in Uganda.
The company's innovative approach is to offer free HIV testing and counselling, anti-retroviral drugs and condoms not just to its own employees, but also to its supply chain in Uganda - truck drivers, farmers and bar staff.
So far, more than 4,800 people have been through HIV awareness training and 29% of them have been tested for the virus. Last year, 10,000 condoms were distributed to SABMiller's suppliers and bartenders selling its beer in Uganda.
"Truckers are mobile, so prevalence among them is much higher," said Jenni Gillies, group HIV consultant to SABMiller. "We've reached half the farmers in terms of getting them through voluntary counselling and testing. [...more]
Grolsch is a brand and company whose rich traditions date back to 1615. The focal point of Grolsch's commercial activities lies in the Netherlands, Grolsch's historic home market. Made in Holland, yet enjoyed all over the world, Grolsch exports its beer to more than 50 countries. Important international markets for Grolsch include South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Poland and Russia. The Grolsch brewery in Enschede is one of the most eco-friendly breweries in the world. SABMiller plc, one of the world's leading brewers acquired the Grolsch business and brand in February 2008. [...more]
The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) confirmed that the Radegast brand can use the registered geographical name Czech beer. The CAFIA awarded the certification based on an audit and a series of checks, which took place directly in the Radegast brewery. This document proves that the most popular beer in Moravia represents the high-quality Czech beer industry.
The term "Czech beer" is officially protected as a geographical name, which is registered by the European Commission, based on the demands of the Czech union of breweries and malt plants. "Registration of the name by the European Commission is, without a doubt, a big international success for the Czech beer industry, and it will help with the preservation of the Czech beer phenomenon in its traditional conception. That is why we asked a certification body to confirm the right to use it," says Ivo Kaňák, manager of the Radegast brewery. [...more]
Three brewers are interested in acquiring Mexico's FEMSA Cerveza in a $7.5-billion plus auction, with SABMiller (SAB.L) seen front runner in a deal likely to be sealed in January, sources close to the situation said yesterday.
Europe-based brewers SABMiller and Heineken are both keen to buy one of the last big emerging market brewers, while Japan's largest brewer, Kirin Holdings Co , has asked for details on the brewer, which was effectively put up for sale last month. [...more]
ABMiller surpassed Diageo as the largest UK drinks company by market value for the first time yesterday, as its share price rose 3.4 per cent to £17.14.
Shares in the brewer of Miller and Grolsch soared after it announced that its first-half profits rose 6 per cent to $1.92 billion (£1.15 billion) yesterday. It also announced a cost-cutting programme that it hopes will save $300 million a year by 2014. [...more]
More than a quarter of SABMiller’s pre-tax profits were wiped off the brewer’s balance sheet by weakening exchange rates in the first half of the year.
The firm made almost $1.5 billion in the six months ended September 30th, down 26% from $2.02 billion in the same period last year. [...more]
The Tanzanian competition authorities are investigating allegations of anti-competitive behaviour against SABMiller’s Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL). The allegations have been made by Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL), which is the global beer group’s only competitor in Tanzania. On Friday Godfrey Mkocha, the director-general of Tanzania’s Fair Competition Commission (FCC) said claims that TBL had resorted to […] [...more]
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Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB, Latin America's largest beverage company, said it's in discussions "with several parties" regarding its beer business. [...more]