How Did They Do?
Anheuser-Busch lost its title as the largest brewer in the world last year when Belgium’s InBev became the largest brewer by volume. But the King of Beers still holds the top spot in beer sales, and last year increased shipments to wholesalers 0.4 percent. The company holds nearly half of the total U.S. beer market, but its share was down a tenth of a point from 2003. For the first quarter of this year, A-B has reported domestic volumes are down 2.7 percent vs. the same period last year.