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Beer drinking in Germany fell to its lowest level since 1990 to extend a long trend of Germans...

Beer drinking in Germany fell to its lowest level since 1990 to extend a long trend of Germans imbibing less for health reasons and with other beverage choices grabbing their attention. The bigger issue: Though beer companies continue to point to emerging markets as potential areas for growth, it's starting to look unlikely that the sluggish demand in developed markets can be turned around. As a consequence, analysts see more M&A activity in the sector between brewers and non-alcoholic beverage companies. (Previous: BUD-PEP merger chatter)
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  • Jason Tillberg
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    Aggregate demand collapse in the West is unstoppable.

     

    Just read our cattle heard lowest since 1952.. we'll have about 1 billion lbs less beef in 2013 than in 2012. Beef prices to soar and demand to collapse this year.
    30 Jan 2013, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    no inflation here...nope nada...the higher prices that will have to charged will of course help "beat" the estimates on the next quarterly reports....sales numbers go up when you double the price.....of course the units sold go down..less employees needed...but hey..who cares anyway
    30 Jan 2013, 10:35 AM Reply Like
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