More on Martin Roper’s Retirement

As BBD wrote this morning, Boston Beer has announced that longtime CEO Martin Roper plans to retire next year. Seismic leadership changes are always important, but this announcement comes at a time of slowing craft growth and a particularly tough preceding year for Sam Adams [see CBD 10-20-2016]. But founder Jim Koch says this transition has been a very long time coming. It does not surprise his company.

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