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Thu, Sep. 10, 2:56 PM
- Though the National Football League has been battered around a bit in the headlines over the last year with player and team scandals, the league is still an advertising and sponsorship juggernaut.
- Sponsorship deals are estimated to be up 15% this year and new media deals with Twitter, YouTube, and Yahoo are also on the lucrative side.
- Consumer-facing NFL mainstays Verizon, PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), and Microsoft are in again for prime exposure, while Under Armour (NYSE:UA), Danone (OTCQX:DANOY), and Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY, OTCPK:ADDDF) will have a larger presence this season. Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) replaces GM as the main automotive sponsor of the league as it tries to revitalize the brand in the U.S.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots tonight in the league's first regular season game.
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Fri, Aug. 14, 12:14 PM
- Beer companies are looking at root beer with alcohol and other flavored soda drink varieties as potential growth channels.
- Boston Beer (TAP -0.7%) has a national line debuting this month, while Miller Coors (TAP, OTCPK:SBMRY) has plans in place to introduce a soda beverage next year.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -1.6%) is watching the trend carefully to see if hard soda or flavored beer are a categories that takes off.
Fri, Jul. 31, 2:38 PM
- Boston Beer (SAM -1.4%) founder Jim Koch made a striking statement today in front of a Senate committee by saying he thinks he will be the last American owner of the company due to the high level of taxes it pays out.
- Koch says he's taken calls from investment bankers pitching a tax inversion move.
- Boston Beer's low market share (~1%) makes it a viable candidate for a large foreign-based brewer. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) come to mind.
- Boston Beer reported Q2 results yesterday,
- Previously: Boston Beer beats by $0.26, revenue in-line (Jul. 30 2015)
Thu, Jul. 30, 9:39 AM
- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -4.7%) missed Q2 profit estimates on some broad volume weakness.
- Total beer volume -1.9% to 116.8M hls.
- The brewer saw organic sales in the U.S. fall 1.1% and 7.9% in Brazil against a tough World Cup-influenced comparison.
- Sales growth was strong for the Stella Artois, Budweiser, and Corona brands.
- The company also disclosed a $139M hedging loss tied to derivatives used for shares paid out to employees.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev earnings release (.pdf)
Thu, Jul. 30, 9:07 AM
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Mon, Jun. 22, 1:10 PM
- PepsiCo (PEP +0.8%) CEO Indra Nooyi penned a weekend op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal along with the president of the Environmental Defense Fund in support of the push by President Obama for greener trucks.
- The exec notes fuel economy for heavy trucks has improved less than a mile per gallon in 45 years to average just 6.4 mpg.
- Companies such as PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +2.7%), Wal-Mart (WMT +0.1%), Costco (COST +0.1%), and Coca-Cola (KO +0.5%) could realize significant savings if Nooyi's stance is correct.
- She notes the fuel standards proposed in 2009 for 2014 led to an immediate 10% gain in efficiency.
- Previously: The EPA and Pope Francis strange allies on greenhouse gas reform (Jun. 19 2015)
Mon, Jun. 22, 10:54 AM
- Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +3.4%) shoot higher after a presentation by rival SABMiller indicates the brewer seeks to increase at-home beer demand in Latin America.
- Though SABMiller aims to grab market share in new Latin American territories, BUD investors are focused on some of the rosy projections for overall growth in the region.
- Diageo (DEO +1.3%) is also higher on the day.
- Previously: SABMiller sees upside in Latin America (Jun. 22 2015)
Thu, Jun. 11, 10:47 AM
- Beer sales are up 4.2% by dollars and 1.8% by volume so far this year at U.S. multi-outlet and convenience channels, according to IRI data culled by BevNET.
- Craft sales were up 20.7% and cider sales rose 39.5% to help offset sluggish growth in the premium, sub-premium, and import categories.
- Craft beer market share rose to 8.8% in the data read.
- BevNET Beer sales graphic
- Craft beer watch: BUD, OTCPK:SBMRY, TAP, OTCQX:HEINY, SAM, BREW, STZ, OTC:BIBLF, OTCPK:BRBMF.
Mon, Jun. 8, 9:59 AM
- Diageo (DEO -2.8%) trades lower as skepticism over a 3G Capital takeout builds.
- Evercore ISI and Susquehanna are both out with notes to investors discounting the likelihood of a deal.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -3.2%) is also lower in early action.
- The brewing giant built up some late gains Friday with investors betting that 3G's prominent stake in the company would become even more significant if it worked a deal for Diageo.
- Previously: Diageo jumps on report of potential takeover offer (Jun. 05 2015)
- Previously: Diageo bid "highly unlikely" - Evercore (Jun. 06 2015)
Wed, Jun. 3, 2:32 AM
- FIFA president Sepp Blatter's decision to resign amid corruption allegations at soccer's governing body is a relief for corporate sponsors who have called for more transparency at the organization.
- "FIFA needs profound restructuring," Blatter declared. "Although the members of FIFA gave me a new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone in the world."
- Sponsors Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Visa (NYSE:V), Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY), Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) called the resignation a positive step, but some sponsors said they expected FIFA to do more to clean up its act.
- Previously: Sponsors face pressure after FIFA scandal (May. 29 2015)
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA is engaged in the production, marketing, and distribution of beer. Its brand comprises of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. It also manufactures non-alcoholic beverages such as bottle water and Ice tea.
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