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E & J Gallo Winery/Constellation Brands, In the Matter of

Wine and spirits maker E. & J. Gallo Winery has agreed to divest several product lines and remove certain others from its asset purchase agreement with competitor Constellation Brands, Inc. to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.7 billion transaction would violate federal antitrust law. The complaint alleges that unremedied, the proposed acquisition would eliminate head-to-head competition between Gallo and Constellation and thereby was likely to substantially lessen competition in the United States for six types of wine-and-spirits products: entry-level on-premise sparkling wine, low-priced sparkling wine, low-priced brandy, low-priced port, low-priced sherry, and high color concentrates.The FTC announced approval of the final order in April 2021.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
191 0110
Docket Number
C-4730
Case Status
Pending

Joint Comment of the FTC Staff and DOJ Antitrust Division Staff to the California State Assembly Concerning California Assembly Bill 1541

Date
Matter Number
V200008
Comment by FTC and DOJ staff in response to invitation from California Assembly Member Jim Wood concerning the likely competitive effects of A.B.1541, a proposal to further restrict contracting...