With new owner, MillerCoors focuses on growth

With new owner, MillerCoors focuses on growth

The sun rose on MillerCoors' Chicago headquarters Tuesday morning just the same as the day before. It was, as MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley often says, business as usual, but with one small exception.

"The biggest change is we are now the largest American-owned brewer, and that's a big deal for me. I'm quite excited," Hattersley said in a phone interview Tuesday.

No longer a joint venture, MillerCoors now has only one owner, as of Tuesday — Molson Coors, now the third largest brewer in the world. Technically speaking, Molson Coors is an American-Canadian company, with dual corporate headquarters in Denver and Montreal, but the vast majority of its...