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Anheuser-Busch InBev has denied that it colluded with Heineken's Alken Maes subsidiary over a beer price rise in its native Belgium.

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The country's finance minister has reportedly asked competition authorities to investigate the two brewers' decision to raise their beer prices by around 6% in March. However, a spokesperson for A-B InBev dismissed suggestions that there has been any collusion.

"Information about pricing or cost structure is competitively sensitive and therefore never shared or discussed with competitors," the spokesperson said in a statement issued today (3 January). "Should the Belgian Competition Counsel wish to look into the matter, it goes without saying that InBev Belgium would fully cooperate."

From 1 March, A-B InBev will increase prices for beer crates and cans sold in the Belgian off-trade by 5.9%, to cover higher costs. Alken Maes plans to raise beer prices in the country by 6% on 12 March.


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