The Hungarian Competition Authority decides that a dominant company’s refusal to contract does not violate competition law (Wrigley Hungária)

The Hungarian Competition Office (HCO) launched proceedings against Wrigley Hungária Kft. (Wrigley) in order to determine whether Wrigley abused its dominant position on the sugar free chewing gum market when it changed its distribution system and no longer provided special supply conditions to its former exclusive distributor. Wrigley operated an exclusive distribution system in Hungary up until 1998. In 1998 Wrigley started to sell its products directly to large supermarket chains, and as from January 2001, it supplied directly to all of its resellers and retailers. Resellers had the option to purchase Wrigley's products either directly from

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  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)
  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)

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Ádám Máttyus, Eszter Ritter, The Hungarian Competition Authority decides that a dominant company’s refusal to contract does not violate competition law (Wrigley Hungária), 25 March 2002, e-Competitions March 2002, Art. N° 25288

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