Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest brewer, reported first-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates and said volume in Brazil may decline this year as business falters in its second-largest market.
In 2013, U.S. drinkers will be able to taste a new take on their iconic Budweiser. Black Crown, a stronger version of the American classic, is just one example of the brewer’s focus on faster, more dynamic innovation.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV was sued by the California lawyer who previously tried to block the merger that created the company and now seeks to stop its purchase of Grupo Modelo SAB over claims the deal will drive up beer prices.
The infamous alcohol-fueled slushies sold at open-air bars on Bourbon Street in New Orleans have led to countless brain freezes. For fourth-generation locals Antonio and Sal LaMartina, they led to a business: Big Easy Blends. The brothers are trying to bring a taste of the city’s night life to homes around the country with a line of frozen drinks in squeezable pouches they launched in 2009. Dubbed Cordina, a mashup of their last name and the last name of their co-founder and chief financial officer, Craig Cordes, the bestseller of the brand’s five flavors is the lime Mar-GO-rita, which is 6 percent alcohol by volume. “It’s like Capri Sun for adults,” says Sal, describing the drinks’ fruity flavors and flexible packaging.
Cain Velasquez, a tattooed mixed martial arts fighter, slams his elbow into the face of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, opening an inch-long gash on the bridge of the 264-pound Brazilian’s nose. Blood sprays onto the Bud Light logo in the middle of the canvas mat.