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The Beer Store invests $30M in refresh

Ontario’s The Beer Store will be getting a pricey new look next year. The outlet, which is the retail brand of Brewers Retail (jointly owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors Brewing and Sapporo), will be plunking down $30 million to give its stores a facelift, as well as to launch new stores that fit with… Read More ›

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Study: Beer Store rakes in $700 million in annual profits

A new study funded by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association is calling The Beer Store, which has a near-monopoly on retail beer sales in Ontario, a “classic textbook example of a cartel.” According to the study, The Beer Store captures as much as $700 million in incremental profits every year because of its near-monopoly. Of… Read More ›

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Anheuser-Busch faces class-action lawsuit for allegedly watering down Budweiser

The makers of Budweiser seem to have got themselves into a pickle with a new class-action lawsuit that accused the brewery of watering down the so-called King of Beers. Some, of course, might accuse Budweiser of tasting watered down no matter what. But jokes aside, Anheuser-Busch is facing a lawsuit that alleges the brewery has… Read More ›


Alexander Keith’s launches Hop Mason into Prime Pubs

Can Alexander Keith’s latest beer live up to its name? Considered by the average Canadian beer drinker as the be-all and end-all of India pale ales, Keith’s IPA is looked down upon frequently by hopheads. Now Keith’s is launching a beer exclusively through Prime Pubs called Hop Mason. Going by the standard definition of IPA,… Read More ›

Ontario battle over booze continues

Following a pledge from 2005 to do away with the monopolization rules affecting the sale of beer, liquor and wine in Ontario, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives once again seem to be hoping a vow to get rid of the LCBO will spur some strong voting in their favour. Of course, Ontario political parties have a… Read More ›

Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Image courtesy of Anheuser-Busch InBev ®

Anheuser-Busch InBev to acquire Grupo Modelo

Anheuser-Busch InBev is expanding its empire with the intended acquisition of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, the brewery known for brands like Corona and Negra Modelo. AB InBev already has a 50 per cent stake in the Mexican brewery, and, through an agreement announced last week, it will purchase the rest of the company for US$20.1 billion…. Read More ›