FILED JANUARY 15, 2019
One brand we failed to mention during our annual predictions? Four Loko.
FILED JANUARY 14, 2019
Lordy, the year 2018 was a tough one for AB InBev chief Carlos Brito. Amid soft sales, a costly and complex integration with SABMiller, uneven currency exchanges, market share losses in its largest market, a stock price down 38%, and most of all a crippling $105 billion debt load that reduced their Moody's rating just a few steps from junk and forced them to cut their dividend in half, ABI came limping into 2019 like a big grizzly bear with arrows in its back -- still a huge force to be reckoned with, but weakened.