Alcohol and tobacco industry

Alcohol and tobacco industry - Alcoholic Beverages and...

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Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Industry An Industry Analysis October 8, 2007 Business 201 Section 2 Professor Brown
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Both the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries are highly regulated, highly taxed, and highly debated. The alcoholic beverage industry consists of beer, wine, and distilled spirits, all in competition with each other. After prohibition hundreds of small breweries went out of business, later causing the beer industry to consolidate. Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. is the largest U.S. brewer in terms of volume and revenue, followed by SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors Brewing Co. In the U.S., wine is distributed through wholesalers and state-level alcoholic beverage control agencies. Table wine consists of 91% of U.S. consumption, champagne and sparkling wine 5%, dessert and fortified wine 3%, vermouth and aperitifs 1%, and wine coolers less than 1% (Mathis). Distilled spirits are distributed the same way as wine, through wholesalers and state-level alcoholic beverage control agencies. Spirits are classified as white goods, brown goods, and
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