The French Competition Authority issues the results of a sector inquiry into networks of retail distributors and makes policy recommendations

France: The Autorité de la concurrence issues the Results of a Sector Inquiry into Networks of Retail Distributors and makes Policy Recommendations On 7 December 2010, the Autorité de la concurrence adopted the final report of its sector inquiry into networks of retail distributors. On 25 February 2010, the Autorité decided of its own motion to assess the behavior of major retailers regarding commercial estate management and affiliation contracts between independent stores and retail groups. In its analysis, the Autorité de la concurrence builds up a methodology for mapping the concentration level of catchment areas and expresses its concerns regarding some of them, notably in the markets for large superstores (above 2400 sq. meters) and for conveniences stores (located in city

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority issues the results of a sector inquiry into networks of retail distributors and makes policy recommendations, 7 December 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2010, Art. N° 33557

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