The Portuguese Competition Authority sanctions four supermarket chains and multinational supplier of food & home products for participation in a "hub-and-spoke" cartel (Auchan / E. Leclerc / Modelo Continente / Pingo Doce / Unilever)

AdC sanctions Auchan, E. Leclerc, Modelo Continente, Pingo Doce and Unilever for colluding on prices to the detriment of consumers* The decision The AdC (Portuguese Competition Authority) has sanctioned four supermarket chains – Auchan, E. Leclerc, Modelo Continente (SONAE Group), and Pingo Doce (Jerónimo Martins Group) – as well as the common supplier of food, home care and personal care products Unilever, for having participated in a scheme of price fixing on retail prices.

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