The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal holds that a retailer cannot circumvent UK nor EU competition law simply by passing information to competitors through the intermediary of a supplier (Argos / Littlewoods)

This case concerned an appeal brought before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) by Argos Limited (“Argos”) and Littlewoods Limited (“Littlewoods”) against a decision of the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) on 21 November 2003 (Office of Fair Trading (OFT), 21 November 2003, Decision n° CA98/8/2003, Agreements between Hasbro U.K. Ltd, Argos Ltd and Littlewoods Ltd fixing the price of Hasbro toys and games, Case CP/0480-01). Argos is the UK's largest catalogue retailer (products are advertised in a catalogue; customers obtain those products from a catalogue store). Littlewoods, a multi-channel retailer, is Argos' main competitor in catalogue retailing. The OFT found that Argos and Littlewoods, together with toy manufacturer Hasbro (UK) Limited (“Hasbro”), had infringed the Chapter I

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Suzanne Innes-Stubb, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal holds that a retailer cannot circumvent UK nor EU competition law simply by passing information to competitors through the intermediary of a supplier (Argos / Littlewoods), 14 décembre 2004, e-Competitions December 2004, Art. N° 189

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