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BWB/K-326 Decision Mohrenbrauerei

​13.02.2014, Vienna.  The Cartel Court imposed a fine on the 29.01.2014 (27Kt 22/14) in the amount of EUR 82.500 against the Mohrenbrauerei August Huber KG, due to vertical agreements with the grocery retail, as the parties waived on appeal. The decision complies with the national competition authority's request.

​13.02.2014, Vienna.  The Cartel Court imposed a fine on the 29.01.2014 (27Kt 22/14) in the amount of EUR 82.500 against the Mohrenbrauerei August Huber KG, due to vertical agreements with the grocery retail, as the parties waived on appeal. The decision complies with the national competition authority's request.

The anticompetitive behavior affected the influence on final selling prices of certain brewery products in the period between 2006 and 2012. In the context of these vertical price agreement measures, Kurant prices and especially promotional prices were coordinated between the Mohrenbrauerei August Huber KG and the grocery retail. These resale prices were, in some cases, transposed by the retail market.

With court house search warrants, the antitrust court proceedings went ahead with house searches.