AB InBev is to invest $160MM in two major breweries in the UK. The Magor Brewery in South Welsh is being upgraded with a new bottling line, and other efficiency improvements, including an energy conserving wort cooler. The Samlesbury Brewery in Lancashire will add a new canning line as well.
AB InBev’s North America Zone president, Michel Doukeris, appears to have emerged as the front runner to succeed CEO Carlos Brito in leading the company. The board intends to announce the leadership change before the company annual general meeting in April. Mr Doukeris joined the company in 1996 and rose to lead its business in China, after which he led the Asia Pacific business, before becoming the global chief of sales.