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8 Companies Behind Fourth of July Parties.

Fourth of July is the ultimate all-American holiday. Part of what makes it so American is the associated schwag. I can’t think of a single 4th I’ve celebrated without beer and BBQs, flags and fireworks, corn on the cob, and hot dogs.
Beer: Anheuser-Busch, King of Production

Anheuser-Busch is the biggest brewing company in the United States, with a 48.8% share of national beer sales. By revenue, it’s the world’s fourth-largest brewing company (InBev, which tried to purchase Anheuser-Busch, is the second-largest brewing company in the world).

Lesser-known facts: 14 of A-B’s 15 breweries abroad are located in China. One is in the UK. Eight countries outside the US brew Budweiser locally: Canada, Argentina, Ireland, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Spain, and Russia. A flavor named Budweiser NA Green Apple is sold to tantalize Saudi Arabian palates. Surprising A-B strategic equity investments include: Negro Modelo, Tsingtao, Redhook, and Widmer Brothers.

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