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Apr 20, 2014

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A-B sets record for U.S. sales

St. Louis brewery boosts production by 3 million barrels over 1998

Jan 6, 2000 - Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser and Bud Light, broke its own record for U.S. beer sales volume in 1999.

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"We are extremely pleased to report that our domestic beer shipments to wholesalers grew to an all-time high of 95.7 million barrels in 1999, an increase of 3.0 million barrels or 3.2% over 1998,'' said company president Patrick T. Stokes.

Anheuser-Busch said that for the nine months ended Sept. 30, its domestic market share, excluding exports. was 47.2%, an increase of 0.9 point over 1998. Including exports, the company's share of U.S. shipments was 47%, up from 46.1%.

"Each of our core brand families contributed to this record achievement. In particular, Bud Light continued its outstanding sales performance, delivering its eighth consecutive year of double-digit growth,'' Stokes said.


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