The economy brews are flourishing despite relatively little advertising. Natural Light, Busch Light and Busch are the nation's fifth-, seventh- and eighth-largest beer brands by volume, but Anheuser spent less than $4 million, combined, promoting them last year, according to research firm TNS Media Intelligence. That compares with more than $270 million for Bud and Bud Light.And according to an A-B InBev press release the brewer plans more of the same this year, saying it will continue to push its premium brands -- Stella Artois, Budweiser -- over lower-priced models.
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