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 in French, 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

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  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)
  • Vogel & Vogel (Paris)

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Louis Vogel, Joseph Vogel, The French Competition Authority proposes measures for improving the competition in the food distribution sector (Food Distribution Sector) , 7 December 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 52001, www.concurrences.com

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