The EU General Court annuls partially the Commission’s decision ordering dawn raids on the premises of French supermarkets and their joint purchasing alliance (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises)

On October 5, 2020, the General Court of the European Union partially annulled decisions of the European Commission ordering dawn raids on the premises of French supermarkets Casino and Intermarché and their joint purchasing alliance INCA Auchats (see cases T-249/17, T-254/17 and T-255/17). The EC ordered the inspections based on suspected concerted practice concerning information exchange on (i) discounts obtained in the supply markets for certain commonly used consumer products and the market prices for the sale of services to manufacturers of branded products and (ii) future commercial strategies, in particular in terms of product mix, retail expansion, e-commerce, and promotional policy. In light of the suspected conduct, the EC ordered the abovementioned companies to submit to

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Enzo Marasà, Irene Picciano, The EU General Court annuls partially the Commission’s decision ordering dawn raids on the premises of French supermarkets and their joint purchasing alliance (Casino, Guichard-Perrachon / Achats Marchandises Casino) (Intermarché Casino Achats) (Les Mousquetaires / ITM Entreprises), 5 October 2020, e-Competitions April 2021 - II, Art. N° 99870

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