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Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority publishes a report on e-commerce and antitrust issues

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eight years after its Opinion No. 12-A-20 of 18 September 2012 on the competitive functioning of e-commerce, the Competition Authority publishes an exciting study dedicated to the impact of e-commerce on competition policy. It shows that the application of competition rules is evolving in line with the growth of online sales and the digital technologies that enable this to happen. Starting from the observation that online purchases currently represent a little less than 10% of the retail trade in France, with a rapid growth of approximately 14% per year between 2014 and 2018, it highlights the adaptation strategies of suppliers deploying omnicanal,

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Karine Biancone, Selective distribution: The French Competition Authority publishes a report on e-commerce and antitrust issues, 29 May 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97130, www.concurrences.com

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