Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. continually seeks opportunities to maximize shareholder value and increase efficiency. Through their extremely effective marketing
Bud Light has always been known for its extensive marketing campaigns; however, these campaigns come with a large price tag. Anheuser-Busch spent nearly $250 million in 2013 to promote and advertise the Bud Light brand, more than $100 million more than Miller Light, who had the second highest advertising expenditures (Johnson 34).
The author chooses t0 write the report about Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light because it is the best-selling beer in the world. In this report the author has outlined in detail the current status by using the SWOT and PESTLE analysis of the company Anheuser-Busch
We’re told that craft beer’s share of the market rose 17.6% last year, accounting for 11% of beer volume and $19.6 billion of the beer industry’s $101.5 billion in sales. However, it’s also a market in which the sale of imported beers rose 6.9% in 2014 and where, according to Nielsen, the amount of Mexican beer alone sold in grocery stores within the last year is equal to the amount of all craft beer sold from supermarket and convenience store beer shelves. It’s also a market where, despite advances by both craft and imported beers, one of every five beers sold is a Bud Light. In fact, the 38 million barrels of Bud Light sold last year would not only make it the No. 3 brewer in the U.S. if it split off from Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, -0.51%
The Bud Light brand is second to none when it comes to light beer and a good time. Although, first considered a flop in the United States after its introduction in 1982, Bud Light surged up the charts after a rebranding effort in 1986. The “Gimme a Light” campaign by the D’Arcy McManus & Mansius agency altered the brands path forever. Since then, Bud Light has drastically increased its market share while still maintaining its success in the global light beer and beverage market.
Anheuser-Busch is best known for the world’s two top-selling beers, Bud Light and our flagship brand Budweiser. Operating 12 breweries within and 15 breweries outside of the United States, Anheuser-Busch brews more than 40 varieties of beer and alcohol beverages.
By 1980 Anheuser-Busch, Miller Brewing, Pabst, and Stroh’s were the main four that made up nearly 80% of the market. By the mid-nineties it was down to three major players: Coors, Miller, and Anheuser-Busch. The beer industry includes packaging manufacturers, shipping companies, agriculture, and other businesses who depend on brewing. The American brewing industry employs approximately 1.66 million Americans today. There are generally three tiers of beer suppliers in the United States: domestic giants like Anheuser-Busch and Miller, importers, and craft brewers.
Anheuser-Busch Inbev is one of the largest breweries in the world. “Currently, Anheuser-Busch InBev has a product list of more than 200 beers, including global best-sellers Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck’s, multi-country brands like Leffe and Hoegaarden, and strong “local jewels” such as Bud Light, Skol, Brahma, Quilmes, Michelob, Harbin, Sedrin, Cass, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, and Jupiler, among others that have helped to make the company so successful. In addition,
In a world where large, corporate breweries rule the market, craft beer is created to please an audience that applauds the styles, techniques and flavors. Though craft beer can be purchased through several different outlets, the best place to thoroughly enjoy the entire experience of the specially made beer is in the brewery where it was made. The article titled, “In Lean Times, a Stout Dream” in The Wall Street Journal1 states that, despite the hard economic times and consequent consumer cutbacks, sales of craft beer, the industry 's fastest-growing segment, rose
Products or services need to be bought. Without marketing, this is generally not going to happen. Marketing is a planned set of phases, either simple or complex, or in between. Marketing plans include an overview, mission statement, SWOT analysis, marketing objectives and strategies, and, lastly, implementation, evaluation, and control. This is the exploration of such a marketing plan for a new product line of a non-alcoholic craft beer, “Mountain Brew Review” (MBR), created under the umbrella of parent company, Molson Coors (MC).
The American company Anheuser-Bush (AB) cannot market its beer using their trademark name Budweiser in every country around the world. This is due to the fact that there is an European brewing company that uses the same trademark.
Rivalry in the craft beer industry is high and in addition to the excise tax and overall high manufacturing cost have promoted mergers and acquisitions in order to consolidate and globalize the industry. Anheuser-Busch InBev merged with Belgium-based Inbev as one of the major transactions in 2008, forming Anheuser-Busch InBev. Heineken (HEINY) another major brewer, acquired the beer business of FEMSA in 2010. As in 2013, Anheuser- Busch InBev one of the market leaders acquired Grupo Modelo, Mexican brewer. In the following year 2014, Anheuser- Busch InBev reacquire Oriental Brewery, South Korea brewer. (Sharon Bailey) The acquisitions combined their market share and currently owns 41.2 percent of the US market.(Statista)
Beer Company 1 is a “national brewer of mass-market consumer beers sold under a variety of brand names” (pg. 120). As one might expect, this national company has “an extensive network of breweries and distribution systems and owns some beer-related businesses” (pg. 120). It also owns several major theme parks.
It was in October 1992 when The Black Sheep Brewery beers first made an appearance in pubs in and around the Yorkshire Dales. The delivery of those first casks of beer over ten years ago began a new era for Paul Theakston, whose family has brewed in Masham for five generations.