CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - DENIGRATION – DELISTING – FINES

Disparagement : The French Competition Authority fines a producer of dairy products for denigration against one of its competitors leading to its delisting by several distributors (SNYL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Competition Authority ("the Authority") has just issued a new decision on abusive disparagement, imposing a fine of €1.67 million on Société Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littée ("SNYL"). SNYL is active in the dairy production sector. Established in Martinique, it manufactures in particular yoghurts, dairy desserts and fresh creams, marketed under the brand "Caresse antillaise" or on behalf of the brand "Yoplait". After an ex officio referral on the basis of evidence forwarded by the DGCCRF, the Authority noted that between December 2007 and December 2009, SNYL broadcast a speech discrediting the sanitary quality of the products of one of its competitors, the

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Anne Wachsmann, Nicolas Zacharie, Disparagement : The French Competition Authority fines a producer of dairy products for denigration against one of its competitors leading to its delisting by several distributors (SNYL), 24 July 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69879, pp. 137-139

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