Diageo accused of breaking competition law

18th February, 2013 by Rupert Millar

Turkey’s competition board has announced it is to investigate Diageo’s Mey Icki spirits group.

Mey-IckiIt is claimed that the company, acquired by Diageo in 2011 for US$2.1 billion, has breached competition rules by preventing the sale of competitors products in some stores.

The news – announced by Reuters this morning (18 February) – is just the latest in a wave of competition rulings around the world.

Diageo is currently trying to pass its deal with United Spirits through the Indian government, while AB InBev recently acquiesced to US government proposals concerning its takeover of Grupo Modelo last year.

The new deal effectively sees AB InBev grant many key rights surrounding distribution in the US to Constellation Brands.

 

One Response to “Diageo accused of breaking competition law”

  1. Peter Bowyer says:

    A drinks company trying to prevent the sale of a competitor’s product? Surely not!!! Where are the people who are supposed to deal with these things all around the world? Have they really no idea what is going on?

    The world is full of big drinks companies who pay venues thousands of dollars not to stock competitor’s products – the bigger the company the bigger the payment and more widespread the practice.

    The larger the company the more immoral the practices.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Administrative Assistant

Swig Wines Ltd
Chiswick, London, UK

HR Manager

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Beer Development Specialist

Matthew Clark
London, UK

Senior Sales Manager

Haynes Hanson & Clark
Gloucestershire, GB

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Group
London, UK

Inventory Analyst

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Events Executive - Atom Supplies

ATOM Supplies Limited
London, UK

Off-Trade Sales Account Executive

Domaine Direct
Nationwide, working from a combination of home & London office.

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Glenfarclas
Ballindalloch, Speyside, UK

Client Manager

Noble Rot
Wandsworth, London, GB

Spirits Investment Director

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Junior Brand Manager

Enotria Winecellars
Park Royal, London, UK

Content & Digital Assistant

ABVGlobal
London, UK

Sales Manager

Cellar Trends
London, UK

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 7th July 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 18th July 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more