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News ABInbev buys out Grupo Modelo

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by LiquidTable, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,281) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    But will simply selling Modelo's half of US-Corona importer Crown to Constellation Brands satisfy US DoJ's Anti-Trust regulations?

    When InBev bought A-B, they had to not only sell the US distribution rights of the Labatt brand (bought by NAB) but also agreed to eventually stop shipping AB-InBev-brewed Labatt to the US. (Molson currently brews the Canadian-brewed Labatt labels sold in the US. NAB brews some other Labatt branded beers at their Genesee brewery).

    Labatt had less than 1% of the US market at the time- Corona and the other Modelo brands have around 5%.
     
  3. Drewskis

    Drewskis Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2012 Louisiana

    Pretty sure this will cause training at work to handle the new employees under InBev.
     
  4. dedrinker

    dedrinker Initiate (0) May 13, 2006 Kansas

    They might as well.
     
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