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Trouble brewing: AB InBev accused of keeping cheap beer from Belgians

EU investigation finds brewer may have deliberately prevented cheaper imports from reaching consumers in Belgium

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It is an announcement that could hardly be better designed to get the blood of the average Belgian boiling.

The European commission has said drinkers in the country have probably been paying over the odds for their favourite beers for years.

AB InBev, the world’s biggest brewing company, has been accused by Brussels of charging less for its popular Jupiler and Leffe beers in France and the Netherlands than in Belgium, and using its dominant position in the Belgian market to get away with it.

Such news would undoubtedly prove a blow to drinkers in any country. For Belgians, however, where beer is one of the few unifying cultural artefacts of its multilingual society, the ruling is particularly galling.

Margrethe Vestager, the commissioner in charge of competition policy, said in a statement on Thursday: “Belgian consumers may have had to pay more for their favourite beers.

“Our preliminary finding is that AB InBev may have deliberately prevented cheaper beer imports out of France and the Netherlands from reaching consumers in Belgium. Such practices would breach EU competition rules, because they deny consumers the benefits of the EU single market – choice and lower prices.”

After a year-long investigation, the commission said it believed there was evidence that AB InBev had been pursuing “a deliberate strategy” for at least eight years to prevent supermarkets and wholesalers from buying Jupiler and Leffe at lower prices in the Netherlands and France and importing them into Belgium.

It is claimed the company changed the packaging of Jupiler and Leffe beer cans in the Netherlands and France to make them harder to sell in Belgium.

It is also alleged they removed French text from cans in the Netherlands, and Dutch text from its cans in France, to prevent their sale in the French and Dutch speaking parts of Belgium, respectively.

The brewer is further accused of limiting Dutch retailers’ access to key products and promotions in order to prevent them from bringing less expensive beer products to Belgium.

AB InBev is based in Leuven and has a £38.8bn turnover. Last year it completed a merger worth £76.5bn with SAB Miller.

It said it was working constructively with the commission on the complaints and that integrity was a core principle of the company.

A spokesman said: “It would not be appropriate for us to comment further concerning the European commission’s decision to issue a statement of objections in relation to certain alleged practices on the Belgian beer market, other than that we have been working constructively with the EC since the investigation was announced in June 2016.

“Thursday’s announcement is a procedural step. A statement of objections is not a final decision on the outcome of the case. As a company, we take compliance very seriously.”

This will not stand.


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It's one thing I never understood. Beer and wine are cheaper than coke or bottled water. Never complained. But never understood either


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Enjoy your crumbling EU while it lasts.


 
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Yeah enjoy your EU crumble Flee


 
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America has over 3.3% growth thanks to Trump.


 
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America has over 3.3% growth thanks to Trump.
Obama hit over 5% in the same quarter in 2014. It's almost as if there's more that goes into this than just one president doing something.


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America has over 3.3% growth thanks to Trump.
Obama hit over 5% in the same quarter in 2014. It's almost as if there's more that goes into this than just one president doing something.
I don't think it ever went over 1 under Obama. Unemployement and debt rose to a new level under the Obama administration.

At least we know "Trump is destroying the economy" is bullcrap now.


 
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America has over 3.3% growth thanks to Trump.
Obama hit over 5% in the same quarter in 2014. It's almost as if there's more that goes into this than just one president doing something.
I don't think it ever went over 1 under Obama. Unemployement and debt rose to a new level under the Obama administration.

At least we know "Trump is destroying the economy" is bullcrap now.
Obama only went under 1% for one of the 32 quarters he was president. There hasn't been a single year he went under 1% and there's been a lot of quarters where he went over Trump’s 3.3%.

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm

Do you just not even care to be truthful in anything you say anymore, provided that you're not trolling (which you probably are)? I don't understand how there's people who will get proven wrong with literally everything they say and have every argument they make be debunked completely still are incapable of changing their opinions.


 
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Obama also halved unemployment since he took office, had the longest continuous streak of job growth of any president ever recorded and the American national debt is already up half a trillion dollars since Trump took office, with most analyses showing his plans will add another 5 trillion to that number (or a full quarter of what it is now) if he manages to push his policies through. Post factual society here we come.


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That's what happens when you are a patriot of ANY country.

Be your own man.

Fuck America, fuck the EU.

I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.
I too am a patriot of the USoDO.


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If you want nameplates or modified images for avatars, pm me to your heart's content. I may or may not ever get around to them, I'm lazy like that, but I'll get around to them at some point. Maybe.
I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.

Oh god, you're not one of those freaks that owns a square of dirt in the middle of Utah somewhere and dreams to get recognised by the UN, are you?


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That's what happens when you are a patriot of ANY country.

Be your own man.

Fuck America, fuck the EU.

I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.
But the EU is great.


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Don`t suffer in silence.
That's what happens when you are a patriot of ANY country.

Be your own man.

Fuck America, fuck the EU.

I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.
But the EU is great.


As well as America and Asia. There is no great places really


 
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That's what happens when you are a patriot of ANY country.

Be your own man.

Fuck America, fuck the EU.

I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.
please stop

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That's what happens when you are a patriot of ANY country.

Be your own man.

Fuck America, fuck the EU.

I on the other hand am the patriot and founder of the United States of Decimator Omega.

I'm actually the original founder USoDO don't you dare try to attempt a coup on me

Vive La USoDO
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