The Damned Things
Just another instance as to why greedy monopolizing conglomerates are awful.
Amongst the giants that concentrate on collecting rivals instead of just making their own stuff well, around 10 of them hold most of the market and are nearly as vile as Microsoft in trampling out competition.
Those above around $10 sales:
Anheuser-Busch InBev: US$56.4 billion (Belgium) up 23.7%
Heineken Holding: $24.7 billion (Netherlands) up 7.4%
Asahi Group Holdings: $19.4 billion (Japan) up 23.6%
Kirin Holdings: $16.6 billion (Japan) down -13.1%
Diageo: $15.7 billion (United Kingdom) up 3.3%
Suntory Holdings: $11 billion (Japan) up 21.3%
Molson Coors Brewing: $10.9 billion (United States) up 122.4%
Pernod Ricard: $10.2 billion (France) up 5.2%
Carlsberg: $9.4 billion (Denmark) up 1.1%
Kweichow Moutai: $8.5 billion (China) up 70%
Just one of them shows how they gobble up brands:
Only when a similar mishap/disaster happens to the last man standing and no beer nor wine flows, will there be concern at their insatiate dementia: most of the world could survive with only local industries.