A&W's Summer Plans: Hitting The Warpath

Lou Lowenkron should be on top of his game. He's chief executive of A&W Brands Inc., stable to such soft-drink warhorses as A&W Root Beer, A&W Cream Soda, Squirt, Vernors ginger soda, and Country Time Lemonade. A&W just beat out Royal Crown Cos. for the No.5 spot in the $47 billion industry. Profits are up, and a once heavy debt load is down to zero.

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