The EU Commission prohibits the acquisition by leading retail operator in the Netherlands of toys outlets (Blokker / Toys ‘R’ Us)

"Merger : Summary of the most important recent developments"* On 26th June, the Commission decided that the acquisition by Blokker in February 1997, of the “mega” stores operated in The Netherlands by Toys ‘R’ Us would lead to the strengthening of Blokker‘s dominant position in the Dutch market of specialised toy outlets and, therefore, was incompatible with the common market. Blokker, one of the major retail operators in The Netherlands, is mainly active in the retail trade of household articles, toys and other products. Toys ‘R’ Us, one of the world’s largest toy

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Conrado Tromp, The EU Commission prohibits the acquisition by leading retail operator in the Netherlands of toys outlets (Blokker / Toys ‘R’ Us), 26 June 1997, e-Competitions Bulletin Buyer power in mergers, Art. N° 39499

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