TRENDS: REGULATION - GROCERY RETAIL SECTOR - UNFAIR BEHAVIOURS - MARKET STRUCTURES - LOCAL RETAIL MARKETS - COMPETITION AUTHORITY - OPINION OF 17 DECEMBER 2010 – LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION

New aspects of grocery retail sector regulation

Both aspects of the grocery retail sector regulation, i.e. the rules on unfair behaviours and those governing the market structures have evolved in different ways since 2005. Further to the Competition Authority’s opinion of 17 December 2010 discussions moved toward the relevance of more intervention of the legislator or the regulator in order to enhance the structure of the local retail markets.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. New debates on the competitive regulation of the retail sector For a long time, I willingly interfered... Michaël Cousin, Thierry Dahan Counsel to the Court, Ashurst LLP Introduction In 2004, the report of the committee on price competition, chaired by Guy Canivet, called for a break with the tradition of government interference in commercial relations between suppliers and supermarkets: "All in all, it seems that the time has come to break with a history marked by the control of behaviour that finds its limits in its use by economic operators to the detriment of consumers, to the benefit of greater confidence in market mechanisms" [1]. It is to this

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Thierry Dahan, Michaël Cousin, Etienne Pfister, Marie-Laure Allain, Claire Chambolle, Catherine Vautrin, Clémence Christin, Serge Papin, New aspects of grocery retail sector regulation, December 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 39638, pp. 10-31

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