The Belgian Competition Authority rejects a request for interim measures against alleged abuse of dominant position on the beer market (Inbev / Jupiler)

The Belgian Competition Council has been seized on an alleged abuse of dominante position by Inbev, the biggest brewery of Belgium, owner of the Jupiler brand. In the first trimester of 2006 Inbev decided to introduce new Jupiler glasses. According to the claimants, the Flemish and Walloon professional organizations of the catering industry and a few café owners, this operation took place without any form of prior consult with the sector and resulted in the exchange of about 3 000 000 glasses. The problem was that these new glasses had a bigger volume than the previous ones, which had a volume of 25 cl. Still, the new glasses were being presented as being glasses with a volume of 25 cl, although the volume difference was about 10%. The logo of the old Jupiler glasses was a powerful

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Sven Van Damme, The Belgian Competition Authority rejects a request for interim measures against alleged abuse of dominant position on the beer market (Inbev / Jupiler), 24 January 2007, e-Competitions January 2007, Art. N° 13324

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