The French Competition Authority fines meal vouchers issuers for anticompetitive practices taking the form of information exchange, market sharing and price-fixing (Edenred France / Up / Natixis Intertitres / Sodexo Pass France)

The Autorité de la concurrence fines the four historical meal vouchers issuers for a total of nearly 415 M€, for anticompetitive practices* Background The Autorité has been informed of anti-competitive practices in the meal vouchers sector by the company Octoplus (Resto Flash), which offers a mobile application for the payment of meals, as well as by several professional trade unions - the SNRTC (Syndicat National de la Restauration Thématique), the SNRPO (Syndicat National de la Restauration Publique Organisée) and the CPIH (Confédération des Professionnels Indépendants de l’Hôtellerie [1]) -. After investigation, the Autorité fines of nearly 415 million euros the four historical issuers of meal vouchers in France: Edenred France, Up, Natixis Intertitres and Sodexo Pass France as well as the

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines meal vouchers issuers for anticompetitive practices taking the form of information exchange, market sharing and price-fixing (Edenred France / Up / Natixis Intertitres / Sodexo Pass France), 18 December 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2019, Art. N° 92806

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