The Italian Antitrust Authority addresses the compatibility of certain distribution patterns common in the impulse ice-cream market (Sagit-Contratti Vendita e Distribuzione del Gelato)

In two separate but related proceedings, the Italian Antitrust Authority ("IAA") addressed the compatibility of certain distribution patterns common in the Italian impulse ice-cream market, which often sees bars and restaurants being tied to the sale of a specific manufacturer 's brand and/or being imposed so-called "freezer exclusivity&" covenants (according to which bars and restaurants are required to use freezer cabinets supplied by a given manufacturer exclusively for the stocking of the latter's brand of ice-cream). A first decision, handed down in 1996, came to the conclusion that such

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Stefano Grassani, The Italian Antitrust Authority addresses the compatibility of certain distribution patterns common in the impulse ice-cream market (Sagit-Contratti Vendita e Distribuzione del Gelato), 30 January 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2003, Art. N° 26671

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