Anheuser-Busch has confirmed plans to distribute Margaritaville Tequila in the US state of Massachusetts.

The company said yesterday (6 June), that the agreement builds on the relationship with Jimmy Buffett, who A-B partnered with earlier this year to develop Land Shark Lager through its Margaritaville Brewing Company.

AB's vice president of business operations Dave Peacock said: "While our core brands remain our primary focus, we recognise that our industry is defined by change and look at all sources of industry volume for potential growth opportunities." 

The US-based brewer recently reported a 3.7% year-on-year lift in Q1 net income, which hit US$518m. Net sales for the three-month period edged up 2.7%, reaching $3.8bn. US market share, however, slid in the three-month period, down to 50.2% from 50.9% a year earlier.