Heineken puts up beer prices as energy, grain prices soar

Photo: DutchNews.nl
Photo: DutchNews.nl

Brewing giant Heineken is raising the prices paid by cafes and restaurants by an average of 5.8% and that will mean more expensive drinks at pavement cafes, news website Nu.nl said on Tuesday.

Supermarket prices will also rise under earlier agreements, a spokesman for the company told Nu.nl.

The price rises will come into effect on August 1.

Heineken said earlier that price rises are inevitable, given the higher cost of both energy and grain. Wages, packaging and transport have also all become more expensive, the company said.

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