August 24, 2005 |
The family of former home run king Roger Maris and Anheuser-Busch Cos. settled a defamation lawsuit stemming from the brewer's termination of the family's beer distributorship just as jurors reached a verdict Tuesday. Neither side disclosed terms of the settlement, which came as the all-female jury reached a decision that was sealed, on the second day of deliberations in a three-week trial in state civil court. The Maris family had been seeking as much as $5 billion.
February 6, 1999 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's largest beer maker, said it will begin selling its tequila-flavored beer across the U.S. on Monday, in part to combat rising sales of Mexican imports. The new beer, called Tequiza, has been test-marketed since 1997 in Texas, New Mexico, Florida, New York City and parts of California. It is a blend of beer, lime and imported tequila. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch dominates the U.S. beer market with a 48.2% share, while Philip Morris Cos.' No. 2 Miller has 21.
December 13, 1997 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos. will contest a Swiss court ruling that prevents the U.S. brewer from using the trademark "Bud" in Switzerland for one of its most famous beers, labeled "Budweiser" in the U.S. and other countries, a lawyer for the company said. A Swiss court ruled that "Bud" is too similar to the name of a beer made by state-owned Czech brewer Budweiser/Budvar AS. Budvar and Anheuser-Busch have been fighting the trademark war in courts around Europe for decades.
April 16, 2004 |
Brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos., known for beer commercials chock full of sexual humor, said Thursday that it planned to tone down its raunchier advertising amid a high-profile outcry against indecency in the media. "We are taking a more cautious approach to our creative [advertising] ... to understand what the country is feeling right now," Anheuser-Busch President August Busch IV told ad agency executives at a conference in Miami.
June 25, 1999 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation's largest brewer, reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with the Teamsters after nearly two years of bitter negotiations. Under terms of the agreement with about 8,000 workers, wages will rise by about 13% and the St. Louis-based company will keep open its 12 breweries. "The most important issue was job security and that's what we've been able to achieve with this settlement," said Chip Roth, a Teamsters spokesman.
December 4, 1997 |
Will an embossed can help boost Budweiser sales? St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. is testing a new, embossed can in two U.S. markets--Santa Barbara and Phoenix--and in Japan. The can features raised "Budweiser" letters and the company's distinctive logo. Anheuser-Busch has experimented with different colors and photographs on its cans, as well as a container that changed colors when the beer was refrigerated. "Could it help them sell more beer?
May 24, 2008 |
Anheuser-Busch Inc. and a distributor have offered $21 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court papers filed Friday. More than $120 million has now been offered to victims of the Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., including past settlements with Home Depot, Clear Channel Broadcasting and fireworks makers. The St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and its Cranston, R.I.-based distributor, McLaughlin & Moran, did not admit wrongdoing.
February 4, 1986 |
Flavored mineral water, long overshadowed by soft drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, received a significant boost Monday as the nation's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, announced that it has purchased Sante Mineral Waters of Santa Rosa, Calif. "This acquisition is consistent with . . . (our) objective to expand to new products that have generated a high level of consumer demand and have long-term growth potential," said T. Michael Carpenter, Anheuser-Busch group vice president. The St.
February 15, 2000 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos. (ticker symbol: BUD) said it was surprised by a drop in its stock price to a 14-month low Monday, and vowed to use the weakness to repurchase an unspecified number of its shares. "Anheuser-Busch's sales and earnings outlook is very positive, and we are enjoying the most favorable domestic beer industry fundamentals in over a decade," the St. Louis-based brewer told Reuters. Stock in the world's leading brewer, whose brands include Budweiser and Michelob, slumped $2.
April 25, 2002 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's largest brewer, named its first chief executive in 142 years who was neither an Anheuser nor a Busch. The maker of Budweiser and Bud Light promoted Patrick Stokes, 59, who currently runs the company's U.S. beer business, its largest operation, to president and chief executive, effective July 1. He will replace August Busch III, who will remain chairman and who turns 65 in June. The firm also said first-quarter profit rose 16% to $456.