The French Competition Authority issues the report on its sector inquiry into category management

France: The Autorité de la concurrence issues the Report on its Sector Inquiry into Category Management On 7 December 2010, the Autorité de la concurrence published the results of its sector Inquiry into Category Management. Category management agreements are agreements by which, within a distribution agreement, the retail distributor entrusts the supplier - the “category captain” - with the marketing of a category of products including in general not only the supplier's products but also the products of the competitors. On 19 March 2010, the Autorité had decided on its own motion to estimate the scope of category management agreements in France, the motivations that prompt retail distributors to

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority issues the report on its sector inquiry into category management, 7 December 2010, e-Competitions December 2010, Art. N° 33556

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