PLCB Grants Governor Wolf's Request to "Free the Six-Pack"
FILED MAY 27, 2016 Prepare your brain, because we're about to take a dive into Pennsylvania's perplexing alcohol laws. Read More
What Will Constellation Acquire Next?
FILED MAY 26, 2016 At our Wine & Spirits Daily Summit earlier this month, Constellation Brands' chief growth officer Ben Dollard took part in a fireside chat focusing on the company's M&A strategy, its new investment arm and the path forward. Read More
Beer Still Sluggish in Latest Nielsen
FILED MAY 25, 2016 After a great start to the year, beer looks to be a little winded as we near the halfway point of 2016. Read More
Reuters: Justice Department Investigating A-B Distributor Incentives
FILED MAY 25, 2016 One of the main sticking points for Anheuser-Busch InBev in the U.S. authorities' antitrust review of MegaBrew has been their branches or WODs here in the states. Now, Anheuser-Busch InBev may have an additional hurdle: its incentive program. ABI's VAIP program has reportedly come under scrutiny from U.S. antitrust officials, per two anonymous Reuters sources. Read More
White Claw: Beer For Vodka Soda Drinkers
FILED MAY 24, 2016 Mike's Hard Lemonade parent Mark Anthony Brands' play at the hard seltzer segment is already on allocation. At least, according to word they sent on brand launch to distributors just this week. The next big thing in beer, they insist, will not be beer, really: Read More
MillerCoors Responds: Not All Brewing Capacity Created Equal
FILED MAY 23, 2016 "Per MillerCoors's own publicly available information, per source, they brew 60.1 million barrels, including Pabst, for whom they produce 5 million barrels. But they have 77 million barrels capacity." Read More
10 Times EBIDTA The "New Norm" for Distributor Deals
FILED MAY 20, 2016 While distributor consolidations (100% purchases) have averaged around 10 to 15 per year, there has been a significant uptick in A-B distributor deals so far this year, and more to come, say Mark Hall and Randy Jozwiakowski of Paragon Beverage Advisors at the Beer Marketer's Insights Spring Conference earlier this week. (These guys used to work in A-B's M&A department before starting their own consulting firm last year). Read More
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