Is A-B Panicking? FILED APRIL 27, 2016That was the title of analyst Robert Ottenstein of Evercore's report yesterday over reports of heavy discounting by A-B so early in the summer ("buy two 12 packs of Bud/Bud Light, get one free").
Senators to DOJ: Beware ABI-SABMiller Deal FILED APRIL 22, 2016You'll recall that last December, Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee leaders Amy Klobuchar (MN) and chairman Mike Lee (UT) held an Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposal to purchase SABMiller for over $103 billion. The hearing examined how the proposed merger of the world's two biggest beer producers would impact competition and consumers in the US.
"Craft Beer is Dead, Long Live Beer" FILED APRIL 13, 2016Earlier this year it seemed like Anheuser-Busch would plant their flag in the South by acquiring Cigar City. Cigar City has since found a fit with Oskar Blues Holding Company. But it didn't take long for A-B to announce another conquest in the South.
Study: One Out of Two Beer Shoppers Use a Mobile Device at the Shelf FILED APRIL 4, 2016MichaelAaron Flicker started creative consultancy XenoPsi in 1997 while in high school. Today it serves several Fortune 500 firms and also conducts work in the spirits industry (representing Heaven Hill Distillery for instance). But last week they dipped their toe into the beer industry by commissioning a research report which takes a dive into how people -- particularly young people -- choose beer brands at the point of purchase.