*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 22 October 2020, the Competition Authority issued its first decision on central purchasing bodies since the adoption of the Egalim Act of 30 October 2018, enabling it to monitor central purchasing bodies' mergers. Under the terms of this decision No. 20-D-13the Authority makes the commitments mandatory. subscribed by the Auchan, Casino, Schiever and Metro groups in connection with their cooperation agreements concerning the purchase of private label products (Private Label Agreement and International Private Label Agreement). In mid-2018, the groups in question concluded, inter alia, two cooperation agreements on the supply of private label products
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Cooperation agreement: The French Competition Authority, in its first decision on the control of purchasing groups after the Egalim law, accepts and makes binding commitments - modified at the margin - to reduce the scope of a cooperation agreement (Casino, Auchan, Metro, Schiever)
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