The Greek Competition Authority imposes fines for anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominance through the implementation of exclusionary practices in the market for salty snack products (Tasty Foods)

Introduction On 5 May 2010, the Hellenic Competition Commission (Elliniki Epitropi Antagonismou, hereafter: HCC) issued an infringement decision against Tasty Foods, a company that is mainly active in the production and distribution of salty snack products in Greece, for violation of 101 TFEU and Art 1 Act 703/1977 (Hellenic Act on the control of monopolies and oligopolies and on the protection of free competition [1] - Art 1 is the domestic equivalent of Article 101 TFEU) as well as Art 102 TFEU and Art 2 Act 703/1977 (Art 2 is the domestic equivalent of Article 102 TFEU). In particular, the infringing entity has been found to have adopted and implemented a discrete, continuous and targeted policy in the market for salty snacks aimed at excluding its competitors from smaller retail

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Dimitrios-Panagiotis Tzakas, The Greek Competition Authority imposes fines for anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominance through the implementation of exclusionary practices in the market for salty snack products (Tasty Foods), 5 May 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin Vertical restrictions, Art. N° 47327

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