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Busch IV to end directorship at AB InBev

August Busch IV in 2006. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)

August Busch IV will step down as a director of Anheuser-Busch InBev next month, ending his family’s direct involvement with the world’s largest brewer.

“For personal and health reasons August Busch IV has decided not to seek re-election at the annual shareholders meeting,” Anheuser spokeswoman Marianne Amssoms said in an emailed statement. Get the full story »

Ex-DraftFCB exec to lead Google food team in Chicago

Google is establishing a food-and-beverage team in Chicago to link with advertisers and marketers including Northfield-based Kraft and Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo. Karen Sauder, who recently resigned from her position as managing director at DraftFCB Chicago, will become Industry Director for Food and Beverages at Google.

In the new role, Sauder is expected to build a Chicago-based team, focusing on Google’s efforts to build its advertising and marketing business in the food and beverage industries for the first time, according to a Google spokesman.

Sauder will take on the role as early as Jan. 31. Get the full story »

Antitrust suit against Inbev, Anheuser-Busch falls

The latest court quest by 10 Missouri beer consumers who tried to block InBev’s $52 billion takeover of U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch has fallen flat. Get the full story »

Chevy, Busch lead World Series advertisers

Fox Broadcasting has sold about 90 percent of the commercial time for Major League Baseball’s World Series, with automakers, phone companies and financial services firms buying advertising for postseason games. Get the full story »