The EU Commission opens an investigation into possible collusion by two French retailers in a purchasing alliance (Casino Guichard-Perrachon / Les Mousquetaires)

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible collusion by two French retailers in a purchasing alliance* The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether two French groups of retailers, Casino Guichard-Perrachon (known as ‘Casino') and Les Mousquetaires (known as ‘Intermarché'), have coordinated their conduct in the market, in breach of EU competition rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said “Buying alliances between retailers have become a key component of grocery supply chains. They can bring lower prices to consumers for food and personal care brands that they

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European Commission, The EU Commission opens an investigation into possible collusion by two French retailers in a purchasing alliance (Casino Guichard-Perrachon / Les Mousquetaires), 4 November 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2019 - II, Art. N° 92505

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