Case Analysis- Anheuser Busch

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Case Analysis

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer. The company is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans. Our diverse background also includes malt production, rice milling, real estate development, turf farming, label printing and transportation services.
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.
In 2006, net sales at Anheuser-Busch totaled
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Molson Coors ability to create loyal customers contributes to the company being one of the worlds largest brewery companies bringing in $5.6 billion a year in sales. The company employs 11,000 employees with 10 breweries in 3 different countries. Although the company only produces 40 brands of beer, two of them, Coors and Coors Light, were appointed top beer brands form the national customer loyalty study for three consecutive years. SABMiller, who acquired the Miller Brewing Company in 2002, produces over 200 beer brands and brews in over 60 countries. The company decided to specialize in premium brands of beer and were compensated in 2006 with a 19% increase in revenue. The company prides its self on emphasizng the fewer carbohydrates and better taste its line of beers has compared to its competitors. The company proves this with winning the Miller Light Taste Challeng, a point-of-sale taste test. Another competitor of Anheuser-Busch is Heineken NV. Heineken produces 170 beer brands and owns 115 breweries in 65 different countries with 65,648 employees. The company specializes in lagers, speciality beers, light beers, alcoholic-free beers, and soft drinks. Although competition with these companies is combative, Anheuser-Busch (ABI) continues to be the leader in brewery with higher revenues and net income. The company employs over 30,183 in 27 breweries compared to the industries average of 480
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