Recently, Anheuser-Busch announced its planned investment of $1 billion over the next two years in its U.S. facilities to help drive the country’s economic recovery. As part of this investment, the company announced that it will begin production of Stella Artois bottles in the United States to meet increasing demand and ensure continuity of supply in the summer season.
Anheuser-Busch will expand and upgrade capabilities across four breweries to produce Stella Artois in the United States. This significant investment is aimed to further fortify operations, create jobs in local communities and better serve our customers and consumers. In addition to the brewery upgrades, Anheuser-Busch will spend a supplemental $296 million for the domestic production and distribution of Stella Artois in the United States over the same two-year period.
“Throughout the pandemic, our advanced planning and proactive actions have put our U.S. supply chain in a strong position; however, we are subject to the instability of the international supply chain when it comes to some of our imports,” said Brendan Whitworth, U.S. Chief Sales Officer, North America, Anheuser-Busch. “This significant investment in our facilities that will enable us to produce Stella Artois in the U.S. will help create and sustain jobs
while reaffirming our commitment to ensuring our consumers can continue to enjoy the Stella they know and love.”
Anheuser Busch states that the production of Stella Artois in the US will have the added benefit of making a positive impact on the environment as it will result in a reduction of 7,074 metric tons of CO2 annually aligned with the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals.