The French Competition Authority fines a national cold meat manufacturer for obstructing an investigation into a potential cartel (Fleury Michon)

The Fleury Michon group is fined 100,000 euros for obstructing an investigation* The Fleury Michon group is fined 100,000 euros for having obstructed the conduct of the investigation carried out by the Autorité in the case of the ham and cold meat sector cartel. Background On 16 July 2020, by decision 20-D-091 (see press release), the Autorité handed out fines worth 93 million euros a cartel in the ham and cold meat (charcuterie) sector. The manufacturers involved (the "cold meat manufacturers") worked in concert to buy the pieces of ham at a lower price from the slaughterers and / or also agreed on the price increases for the pork products that they intended to practice with the brands of mass-market retailers, for their retailers’ brand or “economy products”. Among the offending

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority fines a national cold meat manufacturer for obstructing an investigation into a potential cartel (Fleury Michon), 3 May 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100701

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