Actual press release announcing the creation of InterbrewAmbev, issued by Interbrew

Just minutes ago BBD confirmed that the merger between Interbrew and AmBev is confirmed, creating the largest brewery in the world.

Here are the highlights from Coors analyst conference yesterday in New York. Plus, O’Reilly calls for a boycott of A-B. Will it stick?

Here is a transcript of our informative conference call with IRI vp Dan Wandel, who goes over the 2003 scan data numbers in detail. Which brewers and importers won or lost? How are spirits taking share from beer? Is pricing getting too rich? Will more importers come out with low carb brands? These are just a few of the questions Dan answers in his presentation 85 slide presentation. Click link to purchase the transcript and slides.

In NY times bombshell, the Interbrew/AmBev negotiations could lead to AmBev running Interbrew’s US operations.

You say tomato, I say tomahto, why can’t we just get along. As Interbrew and AmBev attempt to iron out a “significant”, “substantial” transaction, what is A-B doing?

A merger would create the world’s largest brewer. But A-B might have something to say about that.

Lawsuits, March predictions, rumors, executive changes, and we lose another great beerman.

Contact: Phillip H. WaytExecutive DirectorWashington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association360-352-5252″Big Box” Retailer Sues Washington State to Eliminate Vital Alcohol Distribution LawsCostco Puts Profits Ahead of Common SenseThe following is a statement by Phil Wayt Executive Director of the Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers AssociationOlympia, Washington (February 25, 2004) – Costco’s lawsuit against the state of … Continue reading “WBWWA Press Release”

Slimming down on carbs and SKUs? Hardly. Look for many more flavors and packages coming to a loading dock near you. Plus, Wayt responds to Costco suit, and Cali strike may be nearing an end.

Shipments flat, STRs up a bit, and weak dollar are the big items for Heineken’s US business. Plus, Constellation offers bleaker outlook.

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Costco takes on 3-tier in Washington. We take a look at the brief complaint, and the possible ramifications to national 3-tier.

The other shoe has dropped. Costco sues Washington, claiming antitrust. Here are the details.

There’s a new Dutch importer in town. Carlsberg will take back its brands from Barton and LUSA to form a new importing company. Plus, an explosion at Coors Golden brewery, Diageo news, and is S&N ripe for takeover?