We look at 2003 shipments and what can be looked at in packaging innovation to spark sales. Plus, more showboating in the Maris case.

And as Forrest Gump says, that’s all I have to say about that. But if you have a few extra minutes, read on and we’ll highlight their results and outlook for 2004.

The following is the actual press release of Coors year end 2003 and Q4 results.

They will wait and see just how the low carb fad pans out before rolling out any Bud family entrants. Plus, A-B announces record earnings but with mediocre volume results for 2003 and Q4.

New Page 1 Anheuser-Busch Companies Reports Record Sales And Earnings For The Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2003 ST. LOUIS, Feb 4, 2004 — Led by continued growth in both its domestic and international beer operations in the fourth quarter, Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc., achieved record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full year … Continue reading “A-B’s Q4 and 2003 Results”

The following is Miller Brewing Co’s statement regardingGoodwin vs. Anhueser-Busch Co. Inc; Miller Brewing Co.

Seeking class action status, a new lawsuit filed against the country’s two largest brewers seeks to get billions. Here are the details about the attorney, the plaintiff, the suit, and more.

This time, Miller and A-B are named. Same story, different brewers. Here are the details.

More bottles, more weight, less pack out. Also, we look at Miller/Bud price gap, 21st Amendment, and more on low carb.

If you read just one issue of DPL this year, read this one. We conducted an interview with M&A consultant Lamont Seckman, and he reveals several new insights into acquisitions, SKU management, compensation, three tier, and more.

New Bud packaging jumps off shelves while reformulated Natural Light hits the shelves and A-B Super Bowl ads hit America’s collective consciousness.

Michigan takes the first step toward a Supreme Court hearing on whether interstate direct shipping is the state’s domain? Here’s what happened on Friday, and what could happen down the road.

The fledgling importer, an orphan in the Interbrew fold, is finding its feet as a stand-alone company. Here is what’s going on at Beck’s NA.

Here it is, on paper, on record. This is what I really think, for better or worse. I laid it all on the line at the Iowa beer distributors’ convention in icy Des Moines yesterday morning.

It’s the word that sells more beer than any computer or analysis or category management. But is the R word a dead in the beer industry?