1. Facts The case concerned an alleged abuse of dominance carried out by a retail chain, Coope Estense, consisting in carrying out a systematic strategy aimed at opposing the opening of new outlets by a competitor, Esselunga. The relevant market was the market for the retail distribution of consumer goods through the modern trade; more specifically, the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, "AGCM") distinguishes between different types of retail outlets (hypermarkets, supermarkets, superette, discounts) based on the size of the surface of the shop, the amount of products sold, the service offered, etc.. These
The Italian Competition Authority fines a retail chain for an abuse of dominant position consisting in a strategy aimed at opposing the opening of new outlets by a competitor (Esselunga / Coop Estense)
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