Drink something other than Anheuser Busch products. Seriously.
When I first heard about the Anheuser Busch InBev merger, I was skeptical. A foreign company owning an “American” company usually means loss of American jobs.
But they assured the Missouri lawmakers and the public and the stockholders that this was not going to happen. No sir, we’re keeping the jobs in America.
Yeah, well, it didn’t say that in the contract obviously. And the bottom line is the almighty end all.
So now, the new Belgian owners of Anheuser Busch are shrinking the headcount in the U.S. by 3,000.
The company plans to lay off 1,400 mostly at the St. Louis headquarters by New Year’s.
InBev is also trying to shuck the trademark “Busch Gardens” theme parks in Florida and Williamsburg.
What is not surprising is the recent ads for a Busch lager, which hails the “American” beer.
Maybe, it’s still made by Americans. But my guess, not for long. I, for one, am going to be very careful and NOT buy or drink any Anheuser Busch “InBev” products. Yep, even the Stella beer that I used to like before InBev bought Busch.
That’s the least I can do for the 1,400 folks who won’t have a job next year. Thanks Belgium. Thanks Missouri lawmakers. Thanks a lot.
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