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2008-11-06 09:00:27

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. today reported that third quarter 2008 net sales increased 6.5 percent and diluted earnings per share (excluding one-time items in both 2008 and 2007) increased 10.5 percent (1). For the nine months of 2008, net sales increased 5.7 percent and diluted earnings per share (excluding the one-time items) improved 8.9 percent (1). "Anheuser-Busch had an outstanding summer selling season, with record sales in the third...

2008-10-03 09:00:24

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. announced today that it achieved good U.S. beer volume growth in the third quarter. Driven by the successful national introduction of Bud Light Lime, U.S. beer shipments-to-wholesalers increased 2.3 percent for the third quarter, with sales-to-retailers for the quarter up 3.6 percent.(2) In addition, the pricing environment in the U.S. beer market continues to be favorable. Management expects revenue per barrel(3) to...

2008-08-01 09:00:57

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Anheuser-Busch Cos. wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It wants to increase its use of renewable fuels. It also wants to make money. That's where wind, sunshine and stinky landfills come in. Presto! Money-saving conservation projects. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch is on a mission to get its U.S. breweries to use renewable fuels for more than 15 percent of their combined energy needs by 2010. As energy costs rise, that goal has become more important for the...

2008-07-31 06:00:51

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 31--Anheuser-Busch Cos. wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It wants to increase its use of renewable fuels. It also wants to make money. That's where wind, sunshine and stinky landfills come in. Presto! Money-saving conservation projects. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch is on a mission to get its U.S. breweries to use renewable fuels for more than 15 percent of their combined energy needs by 2010. As energy costs rise,...

2008-07-29 21:00:34

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 29--A recent burglary at a St. Louis area-office building involved the theft of several laptops, including one that contained password-protected, encrypted data about a number of current and former employees of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Laptops were stolen from an Anheuser-Busch office in the building, as well as from other business tenants, according to the St. Louis-based brewer. The company did not disclose the location of the building....

2008-07-24 06:00:42

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 24--At the start of a conference call to discuss Anheuser-Busch Cos.' recent results, W. Randolph Baker, the chief financial officer, needed to get one point on the record: Yes, the St. Louis brewer's board recently agreed to a takeover by Belgian brewer InBev. But "until the transaction closes," Baker reminded analysts on the call, "A-B continues to operate as a public company on a business-as-usual basis." Anheuser-Busch's days as...

2008-07-23 15:01:01

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 23--Anheuser-Busch Cos., the biggest U.S. brewer, posted higher second-quarter sales and profits on the strength of increased beer sales and price hikes. The St. Louis-based company's earnings per share rose to $0.95 from $0.88 in the same period a year ago, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93 cents per share. Anheuser-Busch's net sales rose 4.6 percent to $4.72 billion in the second quarter. Profits rose to $689 million...

2008-07-23 12:00:58

ST. LOUIS, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. today reported that second quarter 2008 net sales increased 4.6 percent and diluted earnings per share (excluding a one-time item in 2007) increased 9.2 percent (1). For the first six months of 2008, net sales increased 5.3 percent and diluted earnings per share (excluding the one-time item) improved 7.1 percent (1). "Anheuser-Busch achieved solid sales and earnings per share growth for the quarter and first half of the...

2008-07-17 18:00:37

MILWAUKEE _ Pabst Brewing Co. doesn't operate breweries anymore, but it wants to be the first choice for every red-blooded American beer drinker. The company, which owns dozens of beer brands and contracts with MillerCoors LLC to create most of its brews, is staking its claim as the largest remaining American-owned beer maker. Just days after industry giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. announced its sale to InBev, a European brewer, Pabst is conducting an online survey, asking customers about it....

2008-07-15 09:00:32

By Mike Hughlett, Chicago Tribune Jul. 15--The blockbuster buyout of Anheuser-Busch Cos. by InBev NV could serve up a new world for the beer industry, from little touches--more Brazilian beer in the U.S., for instance--to major corporate realignments. The new Anheuser-Busch InBev would be the world's biggest brewer, possibly pressuring its rivals, particularly SABMiller PLC, into making acquisitions in the relentless quest for economies of scale. SABMiller might be more tempted now to...


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