The Bundeskartellamt has entered into the second investigative phase of its food retail sector review. The Office seeks to find those factors that strongly influence the bargaining power of manufacturers and retailers. Examples of such factors that are listed in a questionnaire distributed by the Bundeskartellamt are sales, list prices, conditions, brands and trademarks, package discounts, and non-monetary conditions.
An investigation of grocery retailers’ bargaining power is to begin within the next month.
Full content: Bundeskartellamt Press Release (in German)
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