If the CUB-Asahi acquisition goes ahead, 70 per cent of the cider market will belong to one company, says industry body Cider Australia, as it calls on the ACCC to closely consider the deal.
Not all small brewers have joined in the outpouring of anger at the ACCC’s finding tap contracts do not substantially lessen competition.
ACCC Deputy Chair Michael Schaper spoke with Brews News to explain the ACCC’s decision that a court was unlikely to find that tap contracts amounted to a substantial lessening of competition…
After a three-year investigation, Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found that tap contracts in the brewing industry are not anti-competitive.
Repost: With tap contracts once again in the news, we revisit this 2015 article exploring some of the arguments in favour of contracting arrangements.
A Melbourne law firm is rallying small brewers to pursue a group claim against CUB and Lion, alleging their tap contracts with venues are in breach of competition law.
The ACCC looks to have been overly optimistic in its assurance that the long-running draught beer contracts investigation would be completed this year.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s investigation into tap contracts will be concluded by the end of this year, deputy chair Dr Michael Schaper has confirmed.
Tap contracts will remain a necessity for Coopers Premium Beverages until such time as they are deemed anti-competitive by the ACCC, a scenario general manager Mark Goulmy would welcome, but isn’t counting on.
There was never going to be any fundamental issue with AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller in the Australian market, competition lawyer John Kettle reaffirmed as the ACCC gave its blessing to the beer merger.