The French Competition Authority fines fruit-compote manufacturers for pricing agreement and market sharing (Conserves France / Valade / Délis / Vergers de Chateaubourg / Materne / Andros / Charles Faraud / Charles & Alice)

The Autorité de la concurrence hands down fine worth a total of up to 58.3 million euros to the main fruit-compote manufacturers for pricing agreement and market sharing* Background The Autorité publishes today a decision by which it fines a national cartel between the main fruit-compote manufacturers, which lasted from October 2010 to January 2014. More specifically, the agreement concerned: ● products sold to food retailers under retailers’ own-brand labels ● products sold to food service distributors (“out-of-home catering”). The companies fined are: Materne, Andros, Conserves France, Délis/Vergers de Châteaubourg, Charles Faraud/Charles & Alice, as well as Valade. Coroos, which also participated in the infringement, reported the agreement as part of the leniency procedure. This

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines fruit-compote manufacturers for pricing agreement and market sharing (Conserves France / Valade / Délis / Vergers de Chateaubourg / Materne / Andros / Charles Faraud / Charles & Alice), 17 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 92807

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