As anticipated, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced an investigation into the local impacts of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover of SABMiller.
Despite media reports to the contrary, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of SABMiller faces no major regulatory hurdles in the Australian market, according to a leading competition lawyer.
Twelve more brewers including Lion have agreed to change their beer labels to ensure they do not mislead consumers following the Byron Bay Pale Lager affair.
This week we speak with ACCC chair Rod Sims about beer labelling in the wake of the Byron Bay case, as well as leading brewing kit supplier, Tim Wills from Premier Stainless.
Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has ended its partnership with Byron Bay Brewery.
Australia’s consumer watchdog has meted out a $10,200 fine to Independent Liquor Group (ILG), creator of a product called ‘Aussie Beer’ that was actually made in China. Aussie Beer was a private label product developed by NSW-based wholesaler ILG for sale to its trade customers, which include pubs and retailers that belong to its own Little… Read more →
What are the broader implications of the ACCCs findings this week and what does the beer buyer expect to be told when they purchase their beer?
CBIA says labeling has been a much discussed topic in the industry for many years and the CBIA welcomes any decision that helps clarify what is required.
At risk of it becoming tiresome, we return to Crown Lager’s new campaign, Time, which premiered late last week with lavish television commercials. As the campaign develops, it is obvious that this is a big-monied push by CUB to restore the fortunes of its declining premium beer. As the campaign develops it also becomes clearer… Read more →