Month: November 2016

  • Three things men always talk about – women, sports, and cars…

    Viewership for this season’s NFL games is reportedly down by 10% year-to-date.  Some of this decline has been attributed to the “cutting the cord” on cable TV due to high costs.  ESPN has reportedly lost over four million subscribers. Another cause for the decline in viewership has been the length of the games, both college […]

  • Talent without working hard is nothing..

    Thanksgiving week is the time of the year we all step back and remember just how blessed we are to be living and working in this country.  Once again, our country has gone through a long and trying election process with a new administration taking over in January.  Regardless of anyone’s political stance, our system […]

  • Winning isn’t everything, but wanting it is..

    On can certainly attest that for the past 50 years the beer industry has been an industry of consolidation.  Beginning with Philip Morris’ acquisition of the Miller Brewing Co. it seems more breweries are selling.  Once the top tier started, it facilitated consolidation at the middle tier, and the movement continues today. Philip Morris-Miller notwithstanding, […]

  • We live in a world of denial, and we don’t know what the truth is anymore..

    Relax, this week’s post is not about today’s election!  It is about…. Beer!  In 1970, the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. sold 15,129,000 bbls. making them a strong second place brewery behind AB.  Even by 1980, Schlitz sold over 12,000,000 bbls. that year but the loss of more than three million bbls. was due to the […]

  • If you win the rat race you’re still a rat….

    Consolidation in the middle tier began to kick-up in the early 1980s when Schlitz started the journey, which would ultimately led to the death of this top selling brand. Of course, in non-Stroh markets, Schlitz wholesalers worked to pick up the right to distribute Stroh as the beer expanded across the U.S. into Schlitz –held […]