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Subject:  Beer Distributors Consolidate Date:  12/14/2012  7:50 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  456 of 461

Article reports that St. Louis County distributor for AB products is buying up another AB distributor on the East side. AB is promoting consolidation of distributorships to reduce costs, raise profits, and encourage investment to modernize.

This is quite a change for AB because in the old days distributorships was a major perk the Busch family could hand out to its friends. Recall that John McCain's spouse earned her fortune as heir to an AB distributor.

Business continues to evolve.
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