When it comes to the leading companies it is actually an American company which leads the beer and alcohol market. The Anheuser-Busch Companies hold 11.3 percent of the share of the market while SABMiller comes in at second place with 7.80 percent market share and Interbrew S.A at third with a 6.10 percent share in the international and global beer market.
The Anheuser-Busch Companies have been leading the international beer industry since 2002 after the company was revamped by the management and the old traditional brands were strengthened while new were introduced. SAB Miller has since them been a close follower. The Anheuser-Busch Companies however are the largest US based beer and alcohol brewers and manufactures. But over the period of time they have differentiated into the packaging, logistics as well as the entertainment industry as well. Aside form this the company also owns leading stakes and shares in other beer and alcohol manufacturing companies in the global beer and alcohol and beverage industry as well. “The group recorded revenues of $15,035.7 million during the fiscal year ended December 2005, an increase of 0.7% over 2004. The company’s net profit was $1,839.2 million in fiscal year 2005, a decrease of 17.9% over 2004.” (‘Beer Industry Profile: Global’, 2006)
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