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Commitments: The French National Competition Authority decides to make substantially improved commitments by the leading capsule coffee machine maker binding, in effect lifting barriers to entry for other coffee capsule makers (Nespresso)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Authority, 4 September 2014, Decision No. 14-D-09 (Nespresso) It will be recalled that two manufacturers of coffee capsules operating with Nespresso brand coffee machines, the market leader in coffee machines and in the complementary market for coffee capsules, which is particularly well established on the French market, which alone accounts for a quarter of its world turnover, had brought an action before the Competition Authority denouncing a series of technical, legal and commercial practices implemented by Nespresso with the aim, without objective justification, of foreclosing competitors on the complementary market for coffee capsules. It

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Alain Ronzano, Commitments: The French National Competition Authority decides to make substantially improved commitments by the leading capsule coffee machine maker binding, in effect lifting barriers to entry for other coffee capsule makers (Nespresso), 4 September 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 70299, www.concurrences.com

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