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Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light for the first time overtook Budweiser as the No. 1 selling beer in supermarkets, according to Information Resources Inc. data for the 52 weeks ending April 23. Bud Light sales were $823 million; Bud, $795.8 million.

Surebridge, Lexington, Mass., an application service provider, to Hill, Holliday, Boston, as first agency of record for its $12 million to $15 million business-to-business account.

Tri-Valley Growers, San Ramon, Calif., assigned the Libby's and S&W brands of fruits and vegetables to Grant, Scott & Hurley, San Francisco, from in-house. Spending was estimated at $5 million.

Ed Whitaker to associate publisher-marketing director for Ziff Davis Media's Expedia Travels, to launch as an every-other-monthly in November, from marketing director, Ziff Davis' Yahoo! Internet Life.

Terry Balagia, senior VP-executive creative director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Los Angeles, to president, Los Angeles Creative Club, succeeding John Stein, executive creative director, Dailey & Associates.

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. to Information Resources Inc. and Capstone Research as primary syndicated information services provider for its U.S.-based cigarette business.

Copyright June 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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