Focused on delivering consistent, superior top-line growth
The nation’s largest brewing group has stressed that it remains committed to long-term growth and investment in Zambia, however.
“Zambian Breweries, National Breweries and Heinrich’s Syndicate will continue to focus on long-term growth and investment in Zambia and will continue to produce our Mosi, Castle, Chibuku and other brands for our loyal customers, and we also look forward to introducing new premium brands in the future,” said Zambian Breweries managing director Annabelle Degroot.
“Our dream is to bring people together for a better world through our products, brands and investment in our communities. Our shared heritage, passion for brewing and commitment to quality will allow us to achieve more together than we could apart. We are building a company to last – not just for a decade, but for decades to come,” said Zambian Breweries managing director Annabelle Degroot.
The new group will provide more choices for consumers around the world enabling customers to benefit from the group’s broad distribution network and strong brand-building expertise. It will continue to develop business in partnership with our suppliers and remains committed to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities thrive, she added.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), formerly Newbelco SA/NV announced on Monday the successful completion of the business combination with SABMiller plc.
The combined company will have operations in virtually every major beer market and an expanded portfolio that includes global, multi-country and local brands, providing more choices for consumers around the world. Customers will benefit from a broad distribution network and strong brand-building expertise. The company will also continue to develop its business in partnership with its suppliers as it continues brewing the best beers using the best ingredients.
AB InBev will benefit from a geographically diversified platform, with a stronger presence in key emerging regions with attractive growth prospects, such as Africa and Latin America. The growth opportunities in these developing markets complements the stability and strength of the company’s strong existing presence in developed markets.
Driving Growth for all Stakeholders
Building on our shared commitment to sustainability, the combined group will strive to be an engine for growth and economic development across our markets.
AB InBev will demonstrate this commitment through its Better World platform focused on three “Worlds”:
• A “Growing” World, where everyone has the opportunity to improve their livelihood. AB InBev will support communities by driving agricultural productivity, innovation and resilience. The company will also help small retailers grow by expanding trade programs and solutions, and by providing business skills training for entrepreneurs in its supply chain.
• A “Cleaner” World, where natural resources are accessible and safe to all, and shared and preserved for the future. AB InBev is dedicated to enhancing water access and security through watershed restoration and conservation. It will also continue to invest in sourcing renewable electricity and increasing the recycled content in its packaging materials to reduce its carbon emissions and support a circular economy.
• A “Healthier” World, where every experience with beer is positive for lives well lived.
AB InBev is dedicated to reducing the harmful use of alcohol in all of its markets. To do this, the company is extending and expanding its Global Smart Drinking Goals and making the reduction of the harmful use of alcohol a key priority.
Additional Detail on Completion of the Combination
As a result of the Belgian Merger, the former AB InBev has merged into Newbelco, and Newbelco has become the holding company for the combined former AB InBev and SABMiller groups. All assets and liabilities of the former AB InBev have been transferred to Newbelco, and Newbelco has automatically been substituted for the former AB InBev in all its rights and obligations by operation of Belgian law. Newbelco has been renamed Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the former AB InBev has been dissolved by operation of Belgian law.