The Italian Competition Authority closes by a commitment decision an Article 101 TFEU investigation against a purchase supercentre set up by many supermarket chains (Centrale italiana)

In the Case I768 Purchase Supercentre1 the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has closed by a commitment decision an Article 101 TFEU investigation against Centrale Italiana (CI), a purchase supercentre set up by many supermarket chains. The ICA believed that the CI activities might restrain competition in the procuring and reselling markets. The facts of the case CI is a cooperative company incorporated by a number of large supermarket chains, Coop Italia, Despar Servizi, Gartico and Discoverde. The corporate object of CI is to act as a purchase supercentre on behalf of its members plus another supermarket chain, Sigma. To this end, the members of CI and Sigma entered into bilateral cooperation agreements with Coop Italia, which was the major shareholder of CI with a 69% stake. In

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority closes by a commitment decision an Article 101 TFEU investigation against a purchase supercentre set up by many supermarket chains (Centrale italiana), 17 septembre 2014, e-Competitions September 2014, Art. N° 69341

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