A-B Loses Another Half Share Point in 2015

It's like groundhog day all over again. ABI issued its 2015 and fourth quarter earnings this morning. Depletions were down 1.7% for the year and down 1.1% for the quarter. Shipments were down 3.3% in Q4, suggesting less distributor inventory toward the end of the year. But market share declined by 0.55% for the quarter and by a big 0.65% for the year.

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