The French Competition Authority examines commitment proposals relating to agreements concluded between food retailers in the agricultural sector (Casino / Auchan / Metro / Schiever)

Purchasing Offices: The Autorité Examines Commitment Proposals* The Autorité de la concurrence launched several inquiries to examine the joint purchasing agreements in the food retail sector. It has received proposals for commitments relating to the agreements concluded between Casino, Auchan, Metro and Schiever. These commitment proposals aim to revise the cooperation agreement relating to retailers’ own-brand labels and to limit it in order to exclude the purchase of several categories of products from the scope of the agreement, notably agricultural, and to limit the volume of purchases of other products. In May 2018 (see press release of 16 July 2018), the Autorité decided, following the communication of two planned joint purchasing agreements - between Auchan / Casino / Metro /

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority examines commitment proposals relating to agreements concluded between food retailers in the agricultural sector (Casino / Auchan / Metro / Schiever), 25 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95591

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