The French Competition Authority fines three leading companies in the dog and cat food sector for anticompetitive agreements (Nestlé / Mars / Colgate-Palmolive)

France: The Autorité de la concurrence fines three leading Companies in Dog and Cat Food Sector* On 20 March 2012, the Autorité de la concurrence (the Autorité) fined the Nestlé, Mars Incorporated, Colgate-Palmolive Groups and their respective specialist subsidiaries Nestlé Purina Petcare France, Royal Canin and Hill’s € 35 300 000 for having, between 2004 and 2008, restricted competition on the dry dog and cat food markets in specialist retailers -covering specialist shops (pet shops, garden centres, agricultural self-service, DIY stores),

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority fines three leading companies in the dog and cat food sector for anticompetitive agreements (Nestlé / Mars / Colgate-Palmolive), 20 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 46697

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