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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Anheuser-Busch Sets Record in 2006

The maker of the King of Beers is on a roll.

Anheuser-Busch, America's largest brewer, was rewarded for its frenetic level of activity in 2006 with sales of 102.3 million barrels -- a new record.

The company announced on Friday that shipments to wholesalers were up 1.2 percent. The company said core brands like Bud Light and Budweiser contributed to the growth, as did the freshly acquired Rolling Rock brand and import labels like Grolsch. Company officials said strategic initiatives put in place during 2006 position A-B for additional growth in 2007.

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