The launching, in May 2006, of a price comparison website suggestively named “www.quiestlemoinscher.com” (www.who-is-the-cheapest.com) by the large-scale retail group E. Leclerc marked a significant development in the price war opposing major French large-scale retail groups. This price war turned into a legal fight, after the Carrefour Hypermarchés company, whose displayed prices systematically appeared higher than those offered by E. Leclerc centres, brought the matter to court . The ruling issued by the commercial division of the French Supreme Court on January 19, 2010 puts an end to the highly publicized legal fight between both French (and international, as far as Carrefour is concerned) retail giants, as it rejects criticism directed against the price comparison tool. Facts and
The Commercial division of the French Supreme Court emphasizes the reliability and independent conduct of price records involving a large amount of products, thereby validating a price comparison website (Carrefour / Leclerc)
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