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SABMiller has said cheers 'in principle' to AB InBev's improved takeover bid

SABMiller and AB InBev agree takeover plan

By Michael Stones

The birth of a new global mega brewer moved a step closer today, as SABMiller revealed it had  accepted “in principle” a higher takeover bid from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, which valued the business at £44 a share.

Peroni beer could be one of the jewels in the mega-brewer's crown - if the deal goes ahead

AB InBev ponders bid for SABMiller

By Rick Pendrous

The creation of a global mega-brewing giant worth around $275bn could be on the cards following news last month that Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev was planning to make a bid for rival SABMiller in a deal potentially costing $130bn.

Soaring cider sales are thanks to product innovation, said Mintel

Cider's popularity matches lager for first time

By Mike Stones

Soaring cider sales, thanks to innovative product design, meant the beverage now rivals the popularity of lager, according to a new report from market research group Mintel.

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