CASE COMMENT : DISTRIBUTION - NETWORK - INTRABRAND AND INTERBRAND COMPETITION

Distribution network: The French competition authority severely sanctions a distribution network for several anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominance leading to serious distortions of interbrand and intrabrand competition (Royal Canin)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On June 22, 2005, the Competition Council sanctioned, approximately in equal parts, the dog food manufacturer, Royal Canin, of a on the one hand, and the members of its distribution network, on the other hand, at 2,500,000 each, for a total amount of for setting up and participating in a series of vertical restrictions on the distribution channel for brand products for sale in specialty stores. By the through various clauses ensuring the circuit of specialized stores the exclusive marketing of branded products, Royal Canin and its network have ensured a perfect seal between the distribution and that of specialist shops, each with its own marketing very

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Alain Ronzano, Distribution network: The French competition authority severely sanctions a distribution network for several anticompetitive practices and abuse of dominance leading to serious distortions of interbrand and intrabrand competition (Royal Canin), 22 June 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 63339, www.concurrences.com

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