If the NFL doesn't want to lose sponsors, it must act soon, the former head of sports marketing for Anheuser-Busch said.» Read More
InBev, the world's largest brewer by volume, said Thursday fourth-quarter profit more than doubled as the company increased sales across all regions except Western Europe
In 1636, Dutch investors went wild over tulips, investing the value of entire homes into the flower bulbs. Will the drive for biofuels make barley the 21st Century's tulip -- and render beer a wild extravagance? DTN's Darin Newsom says that "could take a while."
A money manager told CNBC's "Morning Call" on Friday that the economy is set for a slowdown this year ,and said the Fed is likely to cut interest rates. "Housing is going to suck away retail sales, clearly there has been a lot of money spent on the upside with the mortgage equity withdrawal." said Ned Riley of Riley Asset Management. "We're going to get back to a much slower growth rate and eventually the Fed is going to become concerned."
Molson Coors Brewing , one of the world's biggest brewers, said that its fourth-quarter profit soared on increased sales volume, a lower tax rate and cost savings.
Anheuser-Busch is said to be in preliminary merger talks with Belgian brewer InBev, according to a report in a Brazilian business daily Valor Economico.
Over the past couple of days, I've bashed (Anheuser-Busch's) Budweiser for their Super Bowl commercials. Not because they weren't good -- I actually thought that they were the only ones that were good. But because I don't believe people slapping each other makes me want to buy your beer. Also: Super Bowl gambling may be weaker, but Michael Jordan is bigger than ever.
Fourth-quarter net income for the largest U.S. brewer was $191 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with $146 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago.
The Colts and the Bears aren’t the only competitors with their sights set on Super Bowl Sunday. Dozens of advertisers will also square-off, hoping to win audience with memorable commercials. And if the ad is truly a standout, it could also make headlines the next day. But advertising on the Super Bowl doesn’t come cheap.
Beer causes fights. Beer kindles friendships. In the case of Anheuser-Busch and its longtime Czech rival, beer is making both things happen at once.
Anheuser-Busch said that U.S. shipments of beer rose in 2006, driven by mainstay brands such as Bud Light and the addition of smaller brands such as Rolling Rock, and said that volume and earnings should grow in 2007.
Maria Sharapova has endorsement deals with Nike, Land Rover, Tag Heuer, Canon, Motorola and Colgate. But I always thought she was missing the drink category. That will change likely tomorrow when PepsiCo is expected to announce a deal with the 19-year-old tennis beauty. Also, Michael Jordan and his wife have called it quits after a 17-year marriage. The timing of the announcement, just a couple days before the end of the year, was best for Jordan...