The World’s Biggest Brewing Company Is Thirsty for Your Data


Marc Sorini said global business models of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world’s largest brewer, cannot be used in the US due to “tied house” distribution laws that separate brewers, distributors and retailers. “While some specific exemptions to the tied-house laws exist in almost every state, existing laws in many states would prohibit ABI — either directly or indirectly — holding an ownership interest in an off-premise retailer capable of delivering beer to consumers,” Mr. Sorini noted.