By using a limited list of people's names for its Share A Coke campaign, the company has done itself more harm than good.
Despite growing sales across gender lines, the maker of the flavored malt liquor is beefing up its ad budget to attract beer drinking dudes.
Budget brews have gotten costlier recently, but the trend toward cheaper brands is more widespread than this group could account for.
Industry critics say responsible social drinkers would be penalized by a proposal to lower the legal limit.
Drinks at low- and high-end restaurants have gotten more expensive as customers try new brands.
By the bottle or glass, vino is costing more when you dine out -- at both high-end bistros and family-style eateries.
By threatening to drop Maker's Mark from 90 proof to 84 proof, the company spiked demand by 44% -- and saw more potent earnings.
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