BEER - MICHELLE MINTON
Daily Caller: Beer market needs liberty, not lawsuits
Those in the craft beer movement have legitimate concerns about ABI increasing its power over wholesaling. ABI and MillerCoors have had such longstanding dominance that a large number of distributors make their living by primarily selling products from one of the two companies. About 60 percent of ABI’s distributors are exclusive — meaning they sell only ABI products.
In an attempt to address the DOJ’s antitrust concerns, ABI offered an amended deal last week, surrendering a full takeover of Grupo Modelo’s operations in Mexico.
[But] what the beer market needs is liberty, not lawsuits. > Read the full commentary
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