'Sausage Gap' loophole saves sausage makers millions in fines

Sausage Makers Slip Through ‘Sausage Gap’, Skirting Millions in Antitrust Fines

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Some of Germany’s top sausage makers who had been linked to price-fixing in an investigation by the Federal Cartel Office back in 2014, and were facing a collective fine of 338 million euros ($380 million), are giving thanks to a loophole now known as the ‘sausage gap’ that has allowed a number of these manufactures to skirt the fines …

Sources: Spiegel

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Second Round Of Fines In German Beer Price-Fixing Reach $319 Million

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On Wednesday, Germany’s antitrust authority announced their latest set of fines against German beer companies that were found to have conspired on fixing prices for consumers, this time totaling 231.2 million euros ($319 million). The new set of fines are the largest to date in this price-fixing case as in January, …

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Decision Reached In German Beer Price-Fixing Case, Leaving 5 Breweries With Millions In Fines

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Federal Cartel Office in Germany has completed their investigation into the possible price-fixing done by at least five breweries in the country, and found the companies guilty of working together to raise prices between 2006 and 2008. Bitburger, Krombacher, Warsteiner, Veltins, and Barre, as well as seven people associated with …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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