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AB InBev & WEDCO; It’s Too Quiet

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“The well has run dry.” “The state is circling the wagons.” “All is quiet on the western front.” You can use whatever cliché you’d like, but the bottom line is no one – and we mean NO ONE – is talking about the current state of AB InBev’s wholly owned subsidiary WEDCO and its ability to conduct business in the …

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WEDCO, Round TWO

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Just when you thought talking about business registration, regulations and tax law couldn’t get any more boring…it has. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office just finished its first review in to claims that Anheuser-Busch InBev’s wholly owned subsidiary WEDCO – which holds a minority interest in the Chicago area and downstate distributor City Beverage – is breaking the law by …

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Save The Craft: Anheuser-Busch InBev; The Response Is In

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We received word late yesterday that Anheuser-Busch InBev has formally responded to the Illinois Secretary of State’s inquiry in to the brewing giant’s wholly owned subsidiary, Wholesaler Equity Development Corporation – or WEDCO. WEDCO currently owns a 30% stake in the Chicago area and downstate distributor City Beverage. The state is now reviewing A-B InBev’s response and will issue an …

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A-B, WEDCO & Illinois

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As beer-industry bombshells go, a pretty substantial one  was dropped during a hearing last Wednesday involving Anheuser-Busch, distributors in Illinois and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. We told you about the hearing last week, but to quickly recap, it was held to discuss A-B’s 30% stake in City Beverage, which is made up for four distributors (Chicago, Markham, Arlington Heights …