Beer company operated by Busch heir going out of business

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri brewery that makes Kraftig beer, which is operated by an heir to the family that founded Anheuser-Busch, is going out of business.The William K. Busch Brewing Co. announced the decision Wednesday, citing market demand. Busch said in a statement that he hopes to eventually return to the brewery business.The company says Kraftig will continue to be available in stores while supplies last, which is expected to be through September.The brewery began operation in 2011 in Brentwood, a St. Louis suburb.Busch is a son of August “Gussie” Busch Jr., the longtime leader of Anheuser-Busch credited with building the St. Louis brewer into the dominant force of the beer market. Anheuser-Busch was sold to Belgian brewer InBev in 2008.The Associated Press

Jubilee June takes silver in new car market league

Jubilee June takes silver in new car market league Commenting on June’s results, Christopher Macgowan, SMMT Chief Executive, said, ‘With an extended three day Jubilee holiday and World Cup fever gripping Britain, no-one expected the new car market to match last year’s record June total. However, the fact that the figures are the second best since records began is extremely encouraging. It means that during all the celebrations, people were out buying new cars in droves, from franchised dealers, adding an estimated £2.7 billion to the economy.’ June 2002 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Second highest June on record, as new car market hits 207,330 units Private buyer demand rose by 7.6 per cent in the first six months of 2002 Year to date sales reached 1,347,693 units, 6.2 per cent up on last year June 2002 registrations 3.7 per cent down on best-ever June 2001 read more