Dutch brewers fined for price fixing

The European Commission has fined the four big Dutch brewers for fixing prices to keep the cost of beer artificially high. The fines date back to 2000 when commission inspectors raided the offices of Grolsch, Heineken, Inbev (Hertog Jan) and Bavaria.

After seven years of research, the EC has concluded there was price fixing. The size of the fine will be announced on Wednesday and could be as high as 10% of annual sales.

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