German competition watchdog in beer market probe
France24.com/ AFP - Mar 26th, 08:48
AFP - German antitrust authorities said on Monday that they had opened an investigation against several brewers over the suspected price fixing of beer.
The Federal Cartel Office "is investigating several breweries," a spokeswoman for the office told AFP, confirming a report in Focus news weekly.
"As it's a procedure that is still ongoing, we cannot give any more details," she added.
According to Focus magazine, the competition watchdog has been looking since last year into about a dozen brewers, who collectively share more than half of the German beer market.
The groups being investigated include AB-InBev, which produces the Beck's label, Carlsberg, the Oetker group and family-owned groups such as Warsteiner and Krombacher, the magazine said.
The last two have confirmed they are being investigated.
Liquor plant shut down in Kenya
19/12/2013 - 10:51
A liquor factory that produces second generation brews has been closed down at Kabati estate in Naivasha.
Accra Brewery embarks on $100m expansion project
17/12/2013 - 08:55
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), a subsidiary of SAB Miller Plc, is embarking on a $100 million expansion project to help double the capacity of production.
Red Bull plans drinks sales in China
17/12/2013 - 07:59
Vienna - Red Bull is planning to launch its best-selling energy drink in China after gaining the necessary permissions, and is building an office in Shanghai, Austria's Kronen Zeitung reported.
More regulation, more strategies for traditional beer in Botswana, KBL
13/12/2013 - 09:46
The upward moving alcohol levy has continues to eat into Sechaba sales volumes. The Traditional Beer Regulations that were effected last year, have reduced the sales of opague liquor brands, Chibuku and Phafana by 2.,4 percent.
Rupert, top wine producers form new body
13/12/2013 - 08:38
Cape Town - Those who talk about land grabs do not really understand the finances of the wine industry, according to Johann Rupert.