In trending news this morning, Budweiser to release an old favorite as sales continue downward, plus Stove Top is making pants that'll expand with your belly on Thanksgiving, and Mattel's newest Barbie dons a hijab.
First up, Americans' taste buds are changing. Numbers show people who go to bars are more likely to choose a fancier craft beer, a micro-brew or wine and spirits over beers like Budweiser.
Last quarter, Anheuser-Busch reported sales in the U.S. dropped more than 5%. It's not just Budweiser. The maker of Coors Light and Miller Lite also saw sales slump nearly 3% last quarter. But the owner of Modelo and Corona saw sales increase 13% in the same time period.
In order to kick-start sales, Budweiser plans to release its Old Prohibition-Era Lager, the 1933 Repeal and Reserve Amber Lager. Budweiser hopes the nostalgia, along with the higher alcohol content, may make the holiday season a little sweeter for the company.
Also trending, Stove Top stuffing is offering "Stove Top Pants" so you can stuff yourself in style. The maroon, unisex stretch-waist pants expand as you fill your belly. They also include extra large pockets.
The pants are available for a limited time only for $19.95 at www.thanksgivingdinnerpants.com.
Lastly, Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad walked the red carpet for the Glamour Women of the Year gala in New York with a Barbie doll replica of herself yesterday. Mattel Inc., the maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modeled after Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab. Muhammad's likeness is Mattel's first Barbie to feature a hijab.
The doll is part of the Barbie "Shero" line that honors women who break boundaries. Past dolls have included gymnast Gabby Douglas and "Selma" director Ava DuVernay.