Dolf to Leave Heineken USA
FILED MARCH 31, 2015
It is with personal regret that I report that after six years, Dolf van den Brink is leaving Heineken USA this summer. Dolf came to Heineken USA at an incredibly challenging time, as the economy tanked -- especially for the low income multi-cultural consumer which is Heineken's bailiwick -- which created tough trends for the company.
February Tax Paids Down More than 7%
FILED MARCH 27, 2015
Beer Institute reported February's domestic tax paids at 12,450,000 barrels -- down 7.1%, bringing the YTD tax paids total to -6.9%...
Do Ads Sell Beer?
FILED MARCH 26, 2015
From 1971 to 2011, alcohol advertising in the U.S. increased more than 400% -- but its effect on per-capita consumption was little to none.
3-G Strikes Again
FILED MARCH 25, 2015
The billionaire owners of 3G Capital (also largest shareholders of ABI) are "in advanced talks" to acquire Kraft Foods Group Inc., per Wall Street Journal report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Teamsters Endorse Fair BEER Act
FILED MARCH 24, 2015
On Friday, the Teamsters wrote Congress with an ask to support the Beer Institute's Fair BEER Act tax bill.
No Branches in Kentucky
FILED MARCH 23, 2015
On Friday Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear made good on his promise to sign HB 168, preventing A-B from having a stake in distributorships.
Death, Taxes, and Fair Market Value
FILED MARCH 20, 2015
Few things in life are as certain as death, taxes, and tiffs over fair market value. Our follow up to Tuesday's distributor values piece inspired by a desultory conversation at a beer gathering in the South spawned even more conversation.