CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – DISTRIBUTION – TERRITORIAL EXCLUSIVITY – RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE – RESTRICTION OF PASSIVE SALES – EXCLUSIVE SUPPLY – SINGLE BRANDING – CUSTOMERS EXCLUSIVITY – SETTLEMENT

Exclusivity – Resale price maintenance: The French Competition Authority imposes € 35 million fines on the main suppliers of pet food for significantly reducing competition between their distributors (Pet food)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Council Decision No. 12-D-10 of 20 March 2012 on practices in the dog and cat food sector On 20 March 2012, the Competition Authority imposed fines totalling €35 million on the three main producers of dry dog and cat food operating in France. Nestlé Purina Petcare France SAS (Nestlé), Royal Canin SAS (Mars Incorporated) and Hill's Pet Nutrition SNC (Colgate Palmolive) were fined 19 million, 11.6 million and 4.7 million euros respectively. According to the decision, these groups would have impeded competition in various ways on the market for the specialised distribution of their products between 2004 and 2008. The Authority thus found against Royal Canin

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Exclusivity – Resale price maintenance: The French Competition Authority imposes € 35 million fines on the main suppliers of pet food for significantly reducing competition between their distributors (Pet food), 20 March 2012, Concurrences N° 2-2012, Art. N° 45857, pp. 61-63

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