The Polish Competition Authority imposes a fine on supermarket chain for abuse of superior bargaining power (Biedronka)

The President of UOKiK has imposed a fine of PLN 723 million on Biedronka* The Jeronimo Martins company was earning unfairly to the detriment of food suppliers. This is the biggest sanction for abusing of superior bargaining power imposed to date. Commercial networks get various commercial discounts from their suppliers so as to purchase products at as favorable prices as possible. Best practices and legal regulations require that the goods purchase price be determined in an agreement binding on its parties. Granting a discount at the time of selling goods to a network or as it has satisfied certain requirements laid down in the agreement (such as, for example, turnover at a certain level) is acceptable. However, unfair discounts comprise the ones that were not granted by the

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Polish Competition Authority, The Polish Competition Authority imposes a fine on supermarket chain for abuse of superior bargaining power (Biedronka), 14 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98494

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