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.
Australia’s competition watchdog has for the second time delayed its decision on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover of SABMiller.
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 →