The Romanian Competition Authority establishes the existence of resale price maintenance agreements on the market for fresh fruits and vegetables (Interfruct /Albinuța Shops / Profi Rom Food)

On 31 May 2011 the Romanian Competition Authority (CC) [1] held illegal the resale price maintenance clauses contained in the sales contracts concluded by a wholesaler of fresh fruits and vegetables in the municipality of Bucharest (SC Interfruct SRL) with two retailers (SC Albinuța Shops SRL, SC Profi Rom Food SRL). The retailers Albinuța and Profi were operating a chain of supermarkets where the wholesaler of fresh fruits and vegetables Interfruct was marketing its products. In contrast to the classical supply-distribution scheme commonly applied between the producers/suppliers and the retailers, the parties have implemented an experimental organization of supply and distribution with the active involvement of the wholesaler. Thus,

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Romanian Competition Authority establishes the existence of resale price maintenance agreements on the market for fresh fruits and vegetables (Interfruct /Albinuța Shops / Profi Rom Food), 31 May 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Agency agreements, Art. N° 37135

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