South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Wednesday, September 11, announced it was looking into allegations by South African alcoholic drinks firm Distell that the entity formed from the 2016 merger of the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev with SABMiller breached merger conditions.
Distell approached the Competition Commission with allegations that the merged entity removed competitors’ advertising material from retail outlets, among others, the Tribunal said in a statement, adding that the Commission found there was no breach.
Distell has now asked for a detailed review and for a full investigation to be conducted, the competition regulator stated. The Tribunal stated that it will consider Distell’s submissions during a hearing scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
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