Tagged: AB InBev

BLOG: Big Alcohol Betting Big Bucks On Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest beer producer, controlling every third bottle of beer sold in the world. AB InBev keeps making headlines with gigantic investments in alcohol promotions during major sports events, like the Fifa World Cup, the Super Bowl and other tournaments with global viewerships. This aggressive investment in brand promotion must be understood in direct connection to the beer giant’s performance on the stock markets and its ability to make shareholders happy. Here’s how it works…

NEWS: IOGT: Top 4 Blog Posts 2018

In 2018 the IOGT International Global Voices Blog Portal generated outstanding texts. The top four blog posts show the range of topics covered, and they show which issues resonated with a global audience. Here’s the top 4 list for your overview…

BLOG: First World Cup 2018 Games Reveal Fifa Hypocrisy

The 2018 Fifa World Cup is in full swing, again. It is the world’s biggest sporting event. Reaching over 3.2 billion television viewers, the quadrennial World Cup is the most watched live sporting event globally. And so, Fifa’s hypocrisy is on full display, again, too.
Two examples after the first weekend of match play clearly expose Fifa’s profit interest from alcohol sponsorship contradicting the core values the organization claims to embrace…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Urges The United Nations UNITAR To End Partnership With AB InBev

A large and diverse group of international public health, road safety, academic and development organizations are respectfully calling on The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to end a newly formed partnership with, the world’s largest beer producer, AB InBev…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern About UNITAR Partnering With Alcohol Giant

A large and diverse group of international public health, road safety, academic and development organizations are respectfully calling on The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to end a newly formed partnership with, the world’s largest beer producer, AB InBev…

BLOG: I Call Time’s Up: Matt Damon Partners With Big Alcohol To Benefit “The Ladies”

“Buy a lady a drink” is a perfect PR move to disguise all the negative impact of alcohol production and use. It legitimizes the questionable activities of alcohol producers. It also calls into question the seriousness and ultimate commitment to lasting change by philanthropists like Matt Damon…

NEWS: Corporate Consumption Complex Controls Much Of Consumer “Choices”

Corporate Consumption Complex Controls Much Of Consumer “Choices” A handful of multibillion-dollar corporations control everything from what people eat to how they dress, to what they consume in terms of alcohol – in the industrialized world. The Business Insider shares some charts on what it calls: … the “illusion of choice” [which] has become an… Read more »

BLOG: An “America” Epitaph

About six months ago, AB InBev – the world’s largest beer producer and maker of Budweiser – decided that their latest and greatest marketing strategy would be to brand their best-known beer with a temporary name that was designed to illicit patriotism and increase sales. With the “most patriotic summer” in the books, this is my “America” epitaph…

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?

NEWS: Mega-Merger: The Beerhemoth Has Arrived

AB InBev and SABMiller merger finalized: With Newbelco the world’s first beerhemoth has arrived
On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Newbelco started trading on global stock markets, after SABMiller ceased activities on global stock markets already last week. Newbelco is the result of the mega-merger between the world’s two largest beer producers Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and SABMiller…