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(The Local)   German brewers face hundreds of millions of euros in fines. The charge? Colluding for at least 20 years with typical German discipline to regularly raise price of beer, independent of free market competition   (thelocal.de) divider line 4
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2013-08-22 07:34:24 AM
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This information would then be passed onto smaller brewers who would then too have to raise prices in order to keep up with the competition

I don't recall this from my economics class, maybe I slept through it.  Why would the smaller brewers have to raise their prices to keep up with the competition?  Why couldn't they just leave their prices lower and thus attract more business than the bigger brewers?
2013-08-22 08:18:21 AM
1 votes:
I don't give a crap about monopolies and crap.  show the damn beer server girls with their breasts spilling out already.
2013-08-22 07:44:44 AM
1 votes:

Pheonixfyre: FTA:
This information would then be passed onto smaller brewers who would then too have to raise prices in order to keep up with the competition

I don't recall this from my economics class, maybe I slept through it.  Why would the smaller brewers have to raise their prices to keep up with the competition?  Why couldn't they just leave their prices lower and thus attract more business than the bigger brewers?


Yeah....

Maybe the big players have other levers they can pull or something. fark with the little guys hops supplier? Further collude with distributors to keep the cheaper products off the shelf? Hard to say.
2013-08-22 03:26:37 AM
1 votes:
So, for doing what companies normally do? Whatta bunch of Deutschbags.
 
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