The German Competition Authority approves a sports retailer’s online platform (Intersport)

Intersport, the world’s largest association of medium-sized retailers of sport products, switched its online sales platform operated by the Intersport subsidiary Intersport Digital GmbH (“IDG”) to a so-called "drop shipment business model". Although the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) found that the new business model would affect competition between the individual retailers to a certain extent, the FCO, nonetheless, approved the business model due to

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Marcio da Silva Lima, The German Competition Authority approves a sports retailer’s online platform (Intersport), 25 June 2020, e-Competitions Barriers to entry in the digital market, Art. N° 96495

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