The Polish Competition Authority fines a German supermarket for forcing suppliers to accept unfavourable contract terms, applying unfair retrospective discounts and mislabelling products to suggest domestic production (Kaufland Polska Markety)

Decisions of the President of UOKiK on Kaufland* Kaufland Polska Markety required suppliers to reduce the price of agricultural and food products after their sale, unfairly using its contractual advantage. Moreover, it misled consumers as to the country of origin of the vegetables. The President of UOKiK, Tomasz Chróstny, imposed penalties of nearly PLN 140 million on Kaufland Polska Markety in two decisions finding illegal practices. The President of UOKiK protects both the rights of consumers and the protection of competition in relations between retail chains and suppliers of agri-food products. In two decisions regarding the Kaufland chain issued at the end of December 2021, the President of UOKiK stated that the law was violated in both cases. The first decision on Kaufland

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Polish Competition Authority, The Polish Competition Authority fines a German supermarket for forcing suppliers to accept unfavourable contract terms, applying unfair retrospective discounts and mislabelling products to suggest domestic production (Kaufland Polska Markety), 5 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 105464

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