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The UK Competition Authority fines a musical manufacturing company for resale price maintenance (Roland)

Roland fined £4 million for illegally preventing online price discounts* Lessons from the CMA’s investigation into Roland's use of illegal resale price maintenance (RPM).Background When online resellers have the freedom to price items independently this leads to healthy competition – rivals strive to offer the best deal for customers and people can shop around for a better deal. However, if a supplier dictates to its resellers a specific minimum price that they cannot drop below, or tries to stop them from selling at a reduced price, rival resellers are blocked from competing on price and customers lose out. This practice is known as Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) and is illegal. We recently fined Roland, a supplier of electronic music equipment, £4 million for breaking the law by

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority fines a musical manufacturing company for resale price maintenance (Roland), 22 July 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 95941

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