A-B Buying American Eagle, Exchanging KY Operations for Standard Sales in Colora
FILED AUGUST 4, 2015 Anheuser-Busch has entered into two separate wholesaler transactions in the state of Colorado, purchasing American Eagle Distributing in Loveland "and transferring ownership of our Kentucky operations to Standard Sales Company in exchange for its operations in Littleton, Pueblo and Colorado Springs," per imminent company announcement. Read More
Pricing Notes
FILED AUGUST 4, 2015 'Tis the season where price increases are communicated. We've polled a few sources, some of whom have already been debriefed on price increases, and some who expect to be, soon. Read More
Heineken USA STRs up 0.2%
FILED AUGUST 3, 2015 Heineken reported first half results this morning. Overall group revenue grew 2% organically in the first half of the year, with revenue per hectolitre up 1.1%. Beer volumes, up 1%, were partially driven by growth in the Americas, as well as in Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Read More
More Top Appointments at Pabst
FILED AUGUST 3, 2015 Late last month we reported that Brian Smith, then-Mark Anthony Brands national sales leader, would depart. We now know Brian is off to Pabst's offices in Chicago, where he'll serve as their new VP of national accounts. Brian will be in charge of planning and execution within the national accounts organization and growing Pabst's business with their key chain customers. Read More
Columbia Buying Mesa in Northern California
FILED JULY 31, 2015 "In a move that will expand its footprint outside of Oregon and Washington, Columbia Distributing today announced it will purchase all assets of Mesa Beverage Co. based in Santa Rosa, California," Columbia announced today. Mesa represents a portfolio of more than 30 international, national and local beer, energy and water suppliers. The transaction is expected to close on October 31, 2015. Read More
Jim: No Exit Strategy
FILED JULY 31, 2015 So you editor has been traveling lately. I've been to London, New York, Germany, Austin…… and the question wherever I go is: When or if is Boston Beer's Jim Koch retiring? Is he going into politics? Is his wife so rich and hot that he'll retire and just hang with her? Will he die? The answer, of course, is no. He will never die. And it doesn't appear he's going to crank out a rocking chair and just chillax. Read More
A-B Depletions Down 2.2% in U.S.
FILED JULY 30, 2015 A-B Q2 is in, with U.S. sales still struggling and helping to drive down overall profit. Company reported U.S. shipments down 1.1% for quarter (3.5% for half year), and depletions down 2.2%, (1.9% for the half year) "due to adverse weather conditions in key markets, and some share loss." Recall that Q1 depletions had been down 1.5%. Read More
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