SLOVAKIA: Small brewers link up to break Heineken, SABMiller stranglehold
The Small Independent Breweries of Slovakia Association has been set up this month to try to convince on-trade operators in the country to offer a wider range of beers. The association is based on the Campaign for Real Ale organisation in the UK.
Around nine out of every ten beers sold in the Slovak on-trade is produced by either Heineken or SABMiller.
Speaking to just-drinks, the chairman of the new trade body, Lubomír Vanco, said: “In exchange for receiving various items of equipment, many pubs have signed contracts with the multinationals under which they are allowed to sell only their products otherwise they have to pay a fine."
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