AB InBev, IMG Partner to Develop Licensed Products for Budweiser, Stella Artois, More Beer Brands

DRINK UP: Through an exclusive licensing deal with IMG, AB InBev will be reaching out to consumers in Europe and the Middle East beyond beer bottles.
The multiyear partnership has been put in place to line up licensed products including fashion ones for Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Leffe and other brands. In addition to beer-branded apparel, drinkers and teetotalers alike may have the option of buying licensed food and home and garden products from their favorite beer labels.
The focus on Europe is in line with the conglomerate’s heritage. Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s leading brewer. Based in Leuven, Belgium, the company has about 175,000 employees around the globe, including 12,000 in Europe. In addition to its Global Innovation Center in its home city, AB InBev has offices and breweries in 18 European Union member states.
AB InBev has had a bumpy few months financially, as bars, clubs and restaurants shut down due to the pandemic. First-quarter core profit was $ 3.95 billion, representing a 13.7 percent drop compared to last year. Despite its global volume declining by 32 percent in April, company brass recently pointed to green shoots of a recovery in China and South Korea, where businesses are reopening.
As the shutdown has

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Stella McCartney: Environmental Crusader

Fashion is about change. Once upon a time, that observation referred to sartorial vicissitudes of silhouette, palette, fabrics. These days, it encompasses much more. Exhibit A: Stella McCartney, WWD’s 2019 Corporate Citizen honoree.
Today, McCartney is universally lauded as the high priestess of ethical fashion, recognized for her passionate rejection of all animal products and her brand’s increasingly sophisticated efforts toward sustainability. While she has always been open to sharing information and practices, as of July, McCartney has an official responsibility beyond her brand, as special adviser on sustainability to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault.
That’s quite an acknowledgment by Arnault of McCartney’s industry stature, and not something the designer takes lightly. “For Monsieur Arnault to turn to me as a woman in the industry for advice and solutions, I take as a huge honor and I think is a very historic moment. The point is at Stella McCartney, I’m here to provide solutions,” she said. She partnered with LVMH earlier this year, after last year buying back the stake of her company then held by Kering.
Over the past few years, most of fashion’s power players have acknowledged that many of its sourcing and manufacturing processes

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Taylor Swift, Stella McCartneyTaylor Swift and Stella McCartney have teamed up for a dreamy new clothing collection.
The Grammy winner and the fashion designer joined forces on a limited-edition line, inspired by…

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Stella Glow (Nintendo 3DS)

Stella Glow (Nintendo 3DS)

Fight Enemies by Singing Your Heart Out – Song Magic: Famous Japanese voice actors sing more than 20 songs in the game. Plus, the soundtrack is composed by Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears). The songs are part of Song Magic – a vital combat and story element. Players can even choose to “tune” the Witches’ hearts to increase their abilities. Free Time – Players will get an allotment of Free Time where they can upgrade or buy items, tune Witches’ hearts, explore, and grind experience, but that’s in limited supply as Combat Time will drive along the game’s story. Several Free Time options allow players to deepen relationships with their comrades, even form romances, which can unlock new powers and special events – make sure to use your Free Time accordingly! Plenty of Fight – Stella Glow will have 40-60 hours of story and sidequest content, with multiple endings, New Game+ mode, and more than 50 maps to battle on, the world of Stella Glow is rich and vibrant with tons to do! Solid Strategy Gameplay – From the team behind the classic Luminous Arc games comes a brand new IP with the same renowned strategic combat. ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, Drug Reference, Use of Alcohol, and Fantasy Violence

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丝黛拉·麦卡妮 Stella McCartney Stella Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.6oz

丝黛拉·麦卡妮 Stella McCartney Stella Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml/1.6oz

A delicate sensual & seductive fragrance for trendy woman Brings you the affection beauty freshness & femininity Top note of rose essence fused with peony flower & drops of mandarin essence Heart note of rose absolute that reveals a more intense facet Base note of mysterious amber that creates addictive sense of sensuality Perfect for day & evening wear
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Marker Women’s Insulated Stella Jacket – Petite

Marker Women’s Insulated Stella Jacket – Petite

The Marker Women’s Insulated Stella Jacket is a great jacket in a petite size.The Stella Jacket has Contour Fully Seam Sealed seams that provide complete weather protection with a flattering shape and fit. While the 100% Nylon provides a 5,000 MM breathablility, waterproofing, and wind-proofing for all day warmth and comfort.
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Stella Abrera: Ballerina on a Double Mission


Ballet history is usually made in the august opera houses of St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris and New York. But these days historic moments in ballet are taking place elsewhere: last week Misty Copeland made her debut as Odette-Odile in Swan Lake with American Ballet Theatre in Brisbane, one of very few black ballerinas ever to be cast in this iconic role. And this week, another distinctive ABT ballerina, Filipino American Stella Abrera returns to her homeland to debut in Giselle with Ballet Philippines, and to call attention to the continuing plight of children in Guiuan, the coastal town on Leyte hardest hit by typhoon Haiyan late last year.

Ballet to the People caught up with Abrera by phone just as Giselle rehearsals were wrapping up in Manila and she was headed for the airport, bound for Guiuan, to visit the construction site of a new school being built by disaster-relief organization Operation USA and Honeywell.

Two days prior, she had just flown in from Australia, fresh from ABT’s first season in Brisbane where critics lauded her performances in Twyla Tharp’s Bach Partita and Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas. Arguably the most versatile of ABT’s current crop of soloists, the coolly elegant Abrera tackles the classics and more hard-edged contemporary work with refinement and aplomb. Finely etched body lines, delicate, precise footwork and exquisite épaulement are Abrera’s trademarks – though she also has a great flair for comedy, evident in her uproarious portrayal of Hermia in The Dream, Frederick Ashton’s distillation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


One of her best known roles is that of Myrta, Queen of the Wilis, in Giselle. Between the hours of midnight and dawn, these specters of jilted maidens, who died before their wedding day, prowl the woods and torture unsuspecting men. Behind Abrera’s steely self-assurance as Myrta, we sense a tragic grief.

The greatest dramatic challenge in all of classical ballet is undoubtedly the lead role of Giselle: the transformation from naive peasant girl in Act I to strong-willed revenant in Act II, by way of the famous mad scene that brings down the curtain on Act I.

Adding to the gala performance buzz will be Abrera’s return to the Philippines, where she was born and where she still has strong family ties, though she grew up and trained principally in California.

Gold medal award winner at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Adeline Genée Awards in London in 1995, Abrera joined American Ballet Theatre the following year.

She and her husband Sascha Radetsky performed the Giselle Act II pas de deux on tour with Daniel Ulbricht’s “Stars of American Ballet” last summer. But, she notes, “preparing the full-length ballet is a far more fulfilling experience. Telling the story from the beginning, with a full cast of players, allows everyone in the theater, including myself, to become invested in the characters. When Act II comes around, the atmosphere is more magical and heart-rending. I feel I can more fully flesh out my characterization of Giselle when I can tell her story from beginning to end.”

This homecoming is poignant for Abrera for another reason: “Soon after I received the invitation to dance in Manila, super typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Central Philippines. The reports of devastation and suffering were staggering, and I knew my upcoming visit to the country needed to somehow contribute to the relief effort.”

Abrera learned that child labor rates – already high in that part of the world – are rising in the typhoon-hit areas, as many children have been orphaned, families’ livelihoods threatened, and schools destroyed. Increasing access to education for the children affected by the typhoon is a top priority in combating rising child labor rates. However, the current conditions for education are sometimes verging on hazardous. Many classes are held in overcrowded, makeshift schoolhouses, and basic supplies are scarce.

Abrera has partnered with Operation USA to help them rebuild Guiuan’s essential infrastructure. She formed Steps Forward for the Philippines, a charity charged with providing material and supplies for their new school.

Friends, fans and fellow dancers have responded to Abrera’s appeal to “step forward,” and to date a little over half of the $ 30,000 she is targeting has been raised.


One of Abrera’s strongest supporters in this campaign is fellow ABT dancer, James Whiteside, who travels with her to Manila to partner her in Giselle. He dances the role of the perfidious Prince Albrecht, who pretends to be a commoner so he can woo village maidens, even while engaged to a noblewoman. Whiteside has danced many iconic lead male roles since he joined American Ballet Theatre in 2012 from Boston Ballet. (Ballet to the People was particularly moved by his interpretation of the Artist in Alexei Ratmansky’s Chamber Symphony, from the epic Shostakovich Trilogy.) The pair will be supported by Ballet Philippines’ Rita Angela Winder as Myrta and Richardson Yadao as Hilarion, the feisty gamekeeper whose love for Giselle goes unrequited, and who is sent dancing to his death by the fearsome Myrta and her gang.

Abrera and Whiteside headline the gala performance of Giselle on September 19th. Ballet Philippines’ Katherine Trofeo and Jean Marc Cordero, Denise Parungao and Earl John Arisola will take over the roles of Giselle and Albrecht for the remaining four shows through September 21st.

But before the curtain goes up on the innocent young village girl and her deceitful lover, Abrera takes an important trip to Guiuan, Leyte, and hopes that her fans will be inspired to help her on her mission:

Steps Forward for the Philippines with Ballerina Stella Abrera from StepsForwardPH on Vimeo.

1. Stella Abrera in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Bright Stream (Photo: Gene Schiavone)
2. Stella Abrera as Myrta in American Ballet Theatre’s Giselle (Photo: Gene Schiavone)
3. James Whiteside as Espada in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote (Photo: Marty Sohl)
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