Beer prices to rise in Germany after fines

Beer prices in Germany will rise slightly following a €100 million fine levied on the country’s biggest brewers due to price fixing.

Australian beerAccording to the English language publication The Local, German drink retailers, Sepp Gail has predicted a rise in beer prices in the wake of the fine.

Last week the Federal Cartel Office fined five breweries including Bitburger, Krombacher and Veltins, €106.5m for fixing the price of draught beer in 2006 and bottled beer in 2008.

The price of 20 bottled beers rose by €1 as a result and the price of 100 litres went up between €5 and €7.

Six other brewers are also under investigation and could face a similar penalty.

Gail told Der Spiegel that the impact on the brewers’ profits would mean prices were likely to rise

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Gin Buyer

Craft Gin Club
London (Fitzrovia)

Customer Service & Operations Administrator

Marussia Beverages UK Ltd
London, UK

Sales Account Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales and Brand Manager

The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
London, UK

Brands Sales Executive

Woolf Sung Ltd
London, UK

International Logistic Manager

Wine Source
London, UK

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018

Spirits & More

Rome,Italy
19th May 2018

db Awards 2018

London,UK
23rd May 2018
Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more