The Latvian Competition Authority prohibits a food retail company rom replacing a competitor on shopping center’s premises using merger prohibition (RIMI)

The CC prohibits RIMI from opening a shop at the premises of “DOMINA SHOPPING”* On 12 January, the Competition Council of Latvia (the CC) adopted a decision to prohibit SIA “RIMI LATVIA” (RIMI) from using retail premises at the shopping centre “DOMINA Shopping” in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The CC concluded, that this transaction would cause significant harm to competition, strengthening the retailer's position on the market, therefore, this transaction shall be prohibited. After assessment of the circumstances, the CC detected, that implementation of this transaction would increase the market power and strengthen position of RIMI in market of daily consumption goods retail trade in

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Latvian Competition Authority, The Latvian Competition Authority prohibits a food retail company rom replacing a competitor on shopping center’s premises using merger prohibition (RIMI), 26 January 2017, e-Competitions January 2017, Art. N° 96262

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