Intrabrand competition: The French Competition Authority fines the top three companies producing dog and cat food for 35 millions euros (Nestlé, Mars, Colgate-Palmolive)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After human food (endives, flours) the Competition Authority is now looking at practices in the dog and cat food. By Decision No. 12-D-10 rendered this day, 20 March 2012, the Competition Authority will impose a 35 million the Nestlé, Mars and Colgate-Palmolive groups, as well as the Nestlé Group, Mars and Colgate-Palmolive, and their specialized subsidiaries for restricting competition for five years, between 2004 and 2008, at the wholesale dry food distribution stage up range for dogs and cats for specialist shops, the breeders and veterinarians. In fact, the sanctioned practices, although quite similar, essentially concern intra-brand competition in each

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