CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - ATOMISTIC SUPPLY – BUYER POWER – OLIGOPSONY

Opinion: The French Competition Authority invites French fruit and vegetables growers to unite in order to achieve a more balanced commercial relationship with supermarkets

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In an opinion of the Competition Authority on the fruit and vegetable sector, it is stated with dismay that French consumers eat an average of only 342 grams of fruit and vegetables per day. Beyond this dismal finding for public health policy, the opinion is interesting for three other reasons. When asked for an opinion on a market characterised by an imbalance in contractual power between fruit and vegetable producers and powerful buyers, first and foremost central purchasing bodies, the Authority is led to take a position on the relationship between contractual justice and the aims of competition policy and to examine various remedies against the

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  • Catholic University of Louvain

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Opinion: The French Competition Authority invites French fruit and vegetables growers to unite in order to achieve a more balanced commercial relationship with supermarkets, 14 February 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65688, pp. 100-102

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