Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a drop in volumes and net profits for its full year. Take a look at the brewer's performance in its global markets:

US: Full-year volumes down 2.2%, sales slip 0.7%

In the US, sales to retailers were down 0.3% in the full year but lifted marginally in the fourth quarter. Total market share is estimated to be down 65bps in FY15.

Bud Light sales to retailers were down low-single digits. The company expects the brand to benefit from its Raise One to Right Now campaign in FY16. Budweiser STRs declined low-single digits.

South Africa may well become the biggest roadblock for Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD -0.51 % NV’s proposed takeover of SABMiller SBMRY 0.43 % PLC, a $108 billion deal that would combine the word’s two biggest brewers. AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller may take up to 18 months to be cleared as South African unions gear up to fight deal.

South Africa may prove a bottleneck for Anheuser-Busch InBev as it awaits approval for its SABMiller takeover, an analyst has said.

A broader public focus, including issues such as employment rights for black South Africans, could see AB InBev waiting as long as 18 months for the green light in the country, Bernstein's Trevor Stirling said today. The analyst cited as evidence Walmart's acquisition of Massmart in 2012, approval for which took the same amount of time after opposition from unions and government.

The Coca-Cola Co is likely to accept Anheuser-Busch InBev as its African bottling partner after the brewer's takeover of SABMiller, an analyst has said.

AB InBev is on course to inherit SABMiller's share in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), an Africa-wide bottler announced in late-2014, through its US$107bn takeover. However, Coca-Cola has change-of-control clauses that would allow it to buy back SABMiller's soft drinks assets or sell them to someone else.

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Teamsters from Local 391 rallied on December 15, 2015 in support of the more than 500 employees from the MillersCoors plant that will be losing their jobs in the new year.

The plant in Eden is set to close in late 2016 because of what company officials say is "logistics."

Facilities in Virgina and Florida will take over Eden's responsibilities.

Teamsters say there is no reason for the plant to close.

Heineken Brazil will be constructing a new USD 171 million (BRL 350 million) brewery in Itumbiara (Goias) which is scheduled to open in early 2018. The new facility will have a capacity of 3.5 million hectoliters annually, producing Kaiser, Kaiser Radler, Sun Premium, Bavaria, Heineken and Desperados.

$108 billion brewing mega deal needs to be approved by U.S., EU and others

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s formal agreement to buy SABMiller PLC for about $108 billion sets in motion a complicated, yearlong process of winning regulatory approval around the world.

Ambev SA, the Brazilian unit of Belgium's Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, announced on November 10, 2015 it agreed to buy the Canadian rights to beer and cider brands owned by Canada's Mark Anthony Group for $350 million.

On November 11 2015, Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV to purchase SABMiller plc's 58% stake in MillerCoors, the joint venture formed in the United States by SABMiller and Molson Coors in 2008.

AB InBev has formalized a £71bn / $107bn offer for SABMiller, which will see SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors sold off to address regulatory issues.

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