The French Competition Authority proposes measures for improving the competition in the food distribution sector (Food Distribution Sector)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The French Competition Authority (AdlC) has self-examined the obstacles to competition in the food-dominated retail sector posed by affiliation and franchise agreements and commercial property management arrangements. The AdlC underlines the excessive concentration of the sector: six groups alone control 85% of market shares and potential entrants face high barriers to entry. In addition to the regulatory obstacles (opening and/or construction permits), the LACA identifies two sets of practices that freeze competition in the sector. Firstly, it notes the proliferation of non-competition clauses, lasting from 10 to 50 years, in

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