Price Fixing by German Brewers

The German competition regulator (the Bundeskartellamt) has fined five breweries €106.5 for illegally agreeing prices for bottled and draft beer between 2006 and 2008.

The breweries involved were:
Bitburger
Krombacher
Veltins
Warsteiner
Barre

Most of the agreements were communicated by phone and detail included the agreement between all parties to raise the price of draft beer by between €5 and €7 per 100 litres, and the price of a crate of 20 beer bottles by about €1. See news clip below from CNN

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