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World’s Top 10 Beer Brands

Millward Brown/WPP is out with its BrandZ World’s Top 10 beer brands for 2016.

Not surprisingly, seven out of the top ten brands are owned by either AB InBev or SABMiller, soon to be a combined company.

Canada green lights AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller

Canada’s Competition Bureau, said on Tuesday it has issued a “No Action Letter” to AB InBev and Molson Coors, essentially saying that it won’t oppose the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller,  and the ensuing divestitures of certain Miller brands to Molson Coors were not likely to lessen or impede competition.

AB InBev’s merger with SABMiller likely to create opportunities for Heineken, says analysts

Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) takeover of SABMiller last year creates opportunities for the number three beer company in the world, Heineken, which would move up to number two spot, albeit a distant second when the AB InBev/SABMiller merger is finalized later this year.

The merger of AB InBev and SABMiller has forced AB InBev to dispose-off some of SABMiller’s joint-venture partnerships in key markets in order to appease competition regulators, where their combined market power would have made them a monopoly. AB InBev agreed to divest itself of the 58% stake SABMiller held in MillerCoors in the US, agreeing to sell it back to Molson Coors, SABMiller’s joint-venture partner. Similarly, AB InBev has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands to Asahi Group Holdings of Japan and SABMiller’s 49% stake in CR Snow to China Resources (Beer Holdings) Ltd, SABMiller’s joint-venture partner.