CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – FRANCE – PRICE CARTEL – MARKET ALLOCATION – SINGLE AND CONTINUOUS INFRINGEMENT

Single and continuous infringement: The French Competition Authority imposes a heavy fine to manufacturers of stewed fruits, for agreeing on prices and sharing markets (Andros, Coroos...)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. After laundry and hygiene products, here's another consumer product that appears to be cartelized: compotes! The manufacturers of compotes are fined a total of more than 58 million euros. As is often the case, it was the leniency procedure that enabled the Authority to learn about this secret cartel set up by the manufacturers. There is no point in handing out secure telephones, creating ad hoc e-mail addresses or meeting in discreet places if one of the members decides, in the end, to reveal the pot of roses. This member in this case is the Coroos Group, the same one that was fined by the European Commission a few months ago for very similar

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Single and continuous infringement: The French Competition Authority imposes a heavy fine to manufacturers of stewed fruits, for agreeing on prices and sharing markets (Andros, Coroos...), 17 December 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94742, pp. 79-80

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