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|Subject: Re: Berkshire buys Heinz||Date: 2/15/2013 11:52 AM|
|Author: FreethinkerKW||Number: 198665 of 229028|
Then you start to see a few other things trickle in. These Brazilian guys are pretty sharp operators, they're the ones who turned AnBev into the giant it is now, with some serious operating chops.
These Brazilian guys are only good at enriching their executives. They are expanding revenues only through rapid acquisitions.
Bud sales and Bud light sales are all down in our 7 bars in Key West. We even quit carrying Beck's and Stella Artois. AnBev/Inbev are destroying one brand after another in Europe.
Read this article to see what cost cutting on ingredients and brewing foreign beers in the USA have done to inconic brands over here. If these clowns get a hold of total ownership of Corona, you can kiss that one goodbye too.
These guys are destroying goodwill and rapidly losing market share:
Brian Rinfret likes imported beer from Germany. He sometimes buys Spaten. He enjoys an occasional Bitburger. When he was 25 years old, he discovered Beck’s, a pilsner brewed in the city of Bremen in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516. It said so right on the label. After that, Rinfret was hooked.
One Friday night in January, Rinfret, who is now 52, stopped on the way home from work at his local liquor store in Monroe, N.J., and purchased a 12-pack of Beck’s. When he got home, he opened a bottle. “I was like, what the hell?” he recalls. “It tasted light. It tasted weak. Just, you know, night and day. Bubbly, real fizzy. To me, it wasn’t German beer. It tasted like a Budweiser with flavoring.”
He examined the label. It said the beer was no longer brewed in Bremen. He looked more closely at the fine print: “Product of the USA.” This was profoundly unsettling for a guy who had been a Beck’s drinker for more than half his life. He was also miffed to have paid the full import price for the 12-pack.
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