The German Competition Authority finds that a selective distribution system which allows for the sale of running shoes to final customers only via authorised dealers poses a number of serious restraints to competition (Asics)

Bundeskartellamt takes a critical view of restriction of online distribution by ASICS* After a preliminary examination the Bundeskartellamt has found that the selective distribution system of ASICS Deutschland, which allows for the sale of running shoes to final customers only via authorised dealers, poses a number of serious restraints to competition. These concerns apply above all to the extensive hindrance of online distribution. Today ASICS

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority finds that a selective distribution system which allows for the sale of running shoes to final customers only via authorised dealers poses a number of serious restraints to competition (Asics), 28 April 2014, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 65924

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