April 26, 2005
Sales of Belgian brewer InBev in Latin America rose 12% to 18.2 million hec
Sales of Belgian brewer InBev in Latin America rose 12% to 18.2 million hectoliters in the first quarter thanks to the company's 2004 acquisition of Brazil's AmBev. Strong sales in the region, helped push group sales up by 4.1% to 47.3 million hectoliters in the same period. Sales of AmBev's flagship brand Brahma outpaced Stella Artois and Beck's with an increase of more than 17% driven by rising sales in Brazil. InBev is launching Brahma around the world this year.