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The German Competition Authority allows cooperation between competing breweries in the production of Kölsch type of beer specific to the local market in Cologne due to resulting efficiency gains in production (Radeberger / Früh)

No objections to cooperation between Radeberger and Früh for the production of Kölsch* The Bundeskartellamt has today announced that a cooperation between the Radeberger Group KG (“Radeberger“) and Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh KG (“Früh”) for the production of Kölsch can been deemed to fulfil the legal requirements for an exemption from the prohibition of cartels and that there is no need for any action by the authority. The aim of the cooperation is for Früh to take over the brewing of Radeberger’s Kölsch brands (Dom, Gilden, Küppers, Peters, Sester and Sion) by contract brewing from 2021

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority allows cooperation between competing breweries in the production of Kölsch type of beer specific to the local market in Cologne due to resulting efficiency gains in production (Radeberger / Früh), 15 July 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 95859

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