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Look for possible consolidation in the beer business, as published reports say that SABMiller could be interested in a merger with Coors Brewing. Such a move would give the combined companies a roughly 30 percent market share in the US, still far behind the roughly 50 percent controlled by Anheuser-Busch.

Norman Adami, president of SABMiller's Americas division, has been quoted as telling an investor conference that a Coors deal would offer synergies. “Coors is a great company with a great portfolio and a great management team,” he said, though he declined to say how likely it was that a merger or acquisition might be pursued.
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