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Purchasing offices: the Autorité examines commitment proposals

Published on June 25, 2020

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The Autorité de la concurrence launched several inquiries to examine the joint purchasing agreements in the food retail sector. It has received proposals for commitments relating to the agreements concluded between Casino, Auchan, Metro and Schiever.

These commitment proposals aim to revise the cooperation agreement relating to retailers’ own-brand labels and to limit it in order to exclude the purchase of several categories of products from the scope of the agreement, notably agricultural, and to limit the volume of purchases of other products.