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News Briefs for August 12, 2021

•The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly investigating Uber’s pending $1.1 billion acquisition of Drizly, announced in February, and Uber’s partnership with fast-rising e-commerce company Gopuff to examine whether the relationships could negatively impact competition in the delivery sector for beverage alcohol and convenience items. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 12, 2021

FTC Greenlights Gallo-Constellation Deal, Now Expected To Close Week Of January 4

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted clearance for Constellation’s $1 billion sale of more than 30 lower-end wine brands to E.&J. Gallo, after a lengthy review. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 27, 2020

RNDC-Young’s Deal Approved By The FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has granted approval for Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Young’s Market Co. to move forward with their planned joint venture, originally announced last month. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 18, 2019

RNDC-Breakthru Deal: FTC Raised Concerns About “Anticompetitive Harm,” But Didn’t Respond To Concessions Offered

Late last week, SND reported that after 16 months of talks, Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group agreed to terminate their proposed merger. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 9, 2019

BevMo Complaint On Total Wine Is Referred To FTC, But Total Says It’s Without Merit

The National Advertising Division, an industry self-regulatory group, has referred a complaint by liquor retailer BevMo against rival Total Wine & More to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2017