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    Anyone else following this story? I am a bit concerned that we are about to lose an American icon of beverages to a foreign company.
    It is paramount to selling Chevrolet to the japenese!
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  • #2
    lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by francoenergy99 View Post
      lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Whats so funny?
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      • #4
        Ditto
        Budweiser is just as American as apple pie and
        MLB.
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        • #5
          ehh bud lights better

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          • #6
            Originally posted by francoenergy99 View Post
            ehh bud lights better
            I still don't see the humor........
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            • #7
              We work with a couple of A/B distributors and they are concerned. They all feel nothing good can come from this. I wonder if this is in reaction to the Miller/Coors merger >>

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dopie opie View Post
                We work with a couple of A/B distributors and they are concerned. They all feel nothing good can come from this. I wonder if this is in reaction to the Miller/Coors merger >>

                SAB bought Miller in 2002. So we lost the #2 brewer in the US years ago to South African Breweries, now located in England. Now we might lose #1.
                SabMiller is also the Worlds 2nd largest Coke Bottler, Amatil.
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                • #9
                  Truth be told, with all the manufacturing that this country has lost over the last decade, the beverage industry is behind the bell curve on this one.


                  By the way I sent you a PM last week, I was wondering if you go it, Greg.

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dopie opie View Post
                    Truth be told, with all the manufacturing that this country has lost over the last decade, the beverage industry is behind the bell curve on this one.


                    By the way I sent you a PM last week, I was wondering if you go it, Greg.

                    Thanks
                    I just checked it. Call you tomorrow.

                    By the way. As far as manufacturing jobs go I think due to the volume, freshness, and cost of Beer it doesn't make sense to take it oversees. This buy, or potential buy, just as with SABMiller will keep production here at home but the profits will go elsewhere.

                    InBev and SABMiller are the 2 superpowers now in the alcohol and to some extent the beverage industry.
                    Whether you think can or think you can\'t, you\'re probably right!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by greg View Post
                      I just checked it. Call you tomorrow.

                      By the way. As far as manufacturing jobs go I think due to the volume, freshness, and cost of Beer it doesn't make sense to take it oversees. This buy, or potential buy, just as with SABMiller will keep production here at home but the profits will go elsewhere.

                      InBev and SABMiller are the 2 superpowers now in the alcohol and to some extent the beverage industry.
                      Greg,

                      We import produce you don't get more fresh than that brother.

                      I do not know anything about these companies, but there are tons of foreign companies that start out keeping jobs in the US and slowly send it all overseas....Now I really do not see that happening with beer, but it is enough to make me worried.

                      I am heavily involved with manufacturing and have seen hundreds of companies go bye-bye and literally thousands upon thousands of jobs. They all come with the same promises, but they are never held responsible when they go back on their initial commitment.

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                      • #12
                        It's about to get real ugly......looks like this is going to be a hostile takeover.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dopie opie View Post
                          Greg,

                          We import produce you don't get more fresh than that brother.

                          I do not know anything about these companies, but there are tons of foreign companies that start out keeping jobs in the US and slowly send it all overseas....Now I really do not see that happening with beer, but it is enough to make me worried.

                          I am heavily involved with manufacturing and have seen hundreds of companies go bye-bye and literally thousands upon thousands of jobs. They all come with the same promises, but they are never held responsible when they go back on their initial commitment.

                          I understand your statement about the Produce, which makes sense, however, when comparing AB making millions of bottles of beer a day to importing produce I don't think it is comparing apples to apples, no pun intended.
                          I also understand that many times the companies take the production oversees, however, as of now Miller is still producing its beer here in the states.

                          I also understand the your last statement about manufacturing jobs going oversees under false promises and the new owner never being held accountable.
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                          • #14
                            Ya I recently heard a much about this as well. I do not want to lose AB and living in Florida that means that AB will loose their theme parks as well. I just heard that Disney is already looking to buy Busch Gardens and Seaworld, not sure yet about Universal Studios though (Pretty sure AB bought those not too long ago). I know Coars Light merged with Miller recently so there goes the "Silver Bullet". Lets keep AB as an American brand damn it. Just goes to show that once your company goes public, it does not matter what the company stands for or what it means to Americans, as long as someone throws enough money in your face. Damn, if AB sells out, what will all the red necks drink?

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                            • #15
                              This has ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to do with moving any jobs "overseas". A-B will simply be a part of a larger worldwide company. It will continue to make 99% of the products it sells here, here. Just as Labatt continues to after being bought by ImBev several years ago.

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