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 role is based in South Africa and reports into the Sales Manager or Area Manager
Market Complexity: The market is complex and changing rapidly. Multiple channels exist across diverse socio-economic sectors, with a general trend towards premiumisation. Brand house plays in all alcoholic beverage categories bar wine, which makes it the no. 1 competitor to all other players. Brand house 2015 growth goals are:
SABMiller Plc won a U.K. court ruling that prevented East African Breweries from acquiring Serengeti for two years. The court said the purchase would violate the terms of SABMiller and Diageo's partnership in the African nation. [...more]
The role is based in South Africa, and is a core member of the regional leadership team reporting into the General Manager or Regional Trade Marketing Manager. [...more]
The role is based in South Africa and reports into the Sales Manager or Area Manager with responsibility for either a channel or geography.
Management and achievement of sales volume, value targets and KPI targets [...more]
SABMiller India MD Jean Marc Delphon de Vaux has decided not to renew his tenure in the country, in a move communicated past week, said an informed source. The decision not to extend his three-year Indian stint was a personal one, the source said. [...more]
FIFA has signed an agreement with Distell entitling it to market Amarula and a range of specially produced Nederburg wines for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa next year. [...more]
Heineken , the world's third-largest brewer, is in talks to build a barley-malting plant at its new brewery in South Africa and a deal is expected soon, a company official was quoted as saying this week. [...more]
The chemist is responsible for providing analytical support to laboratory team. The chemist will be able to support routine, yet complex environmental analysis on raw ingredients, intermediates, beverage parts, final products, auxiliary materials, and water.
Apply customer/consumer insights in the development of customer segmentation and sales driver activity targeting
- Plan customer call and create compelling fact driven customer proposition based on a detailed knowledge of customer needs and using retail mathematics and knowledge of features of the Brandhouse brands.
- Target and implement sales driver activities in order to achieve both brand and commercial objectives.
- Visit customers in line with agreed call schedule
- Check all stocks to resolve any quality, rotation, and out of stock situations.
- Negotiate agreements with customer covering sales driver activities. Influence customers to adopt recommended company guidelines on all sales driver activities within their outlets.
- Negotiate listing of new products and build new product displays. [...more]