ABI's Dave Almeida Appointed as Chief Integration Officer
FILED NOVEMBER 30, 2015 For those wondering about the fate of Anheuser Busch's former VP U.S. sales, David Almeida, after being appointed to a global "special project" under Anheuser-Busch InBev chief Carlos Brito earlier this month, wait no more. Read More
Guinness Gets A Touchpoint: Open Gate Brewery Opening to Public
FILED NOVEMBER 30, 2015 Earlier this month, Guinness announced it would open the 100-plus year old experimental brewery at the St. James's Gate operation for the first time in history. Read More
MillerCoors Promises to Drive Redd's, Coors Light and More in Recent Memos
FILED NOVEMBER 25, 2015 Right before BBD was about to hit the lights and pack it all up for Thanksgiving break, we got a flurry of MillerCoors memos. Apparently the brewer has sent a lot of communication to distributors over the past week -- not surprising, since they just wrapped a National Distributor Council Meeting mid-month. Read More
"Safe Harbor" Not Enough to Dismiss Tito's Suits: What About for Beer?
FILED NOVEMBER 24, 2015 Over the weekend California federal judge Jeffrey Miller denied a motion for summary judgment in two separate cases against Fifth Generation, owner of Tito's Handmade Vodka. Read More
Feedback for A-B's New Incentive for Performance Program
FILED NOVEMBER 23, 2015 Last week we reported on A-B's new incentive for performance program, VAIP. They worked with their Wholesaler Panel to create new simpler, voluntary incentives that would be available to all wholesalers, with as much as 70% participation. Read More
Not Your Father's Ginger Ale Going National
FILED NOVEMBER 20, 2015 The Pabst-backed Not Your Father's brand is making another national play -- this time, Small Town's Not Your Father's Ginger Ale is rolling to 40 states as early as next week, with full national distribution by February 2016. It's billed as "a gruit-inspired botanical beer brewed with ginger." Read More
A Kinder, Gentler A-B
FILED NOVEMBER 19, 2015 Anheuser-Busch revealed their three-year plan to wholesalers this week in St Louis in a half-day meeting, and as usual your editor lurked in the back under a Cardinals cap and sunglasses to bring you the details. Read More
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