Topic: Resale price maintenance

CMA alleges more RPM in musical instrument e-commerce sector

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has accused two more musical instrument suppliers of imposing minimum prices on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.

24 March 2020

CMA fines Fender for online RPM

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has imposed its largest ever fine for resale price maintenance, after an investigation found a guitar maker prevented online retailers from discounting its guitars.

22 January 2020

Greece fines FrieslandCampina €3.3 million

Greece’s competition authority has fined a dairy cooperative €3.3 million for participating in a vertical agreement that fixed resale prices and imposed a non-compete clause on its distributors.

07 January 2020

RPM fine upheld against hair products company

Hair products wholesaler Icon Hairspa violated Denmark’s competition law by demanding that its dealers not sell Kevin Murphy products cheaper than a certain price, an appellate court has ruled.

17 December 2019

Czech enforcer curbs RPM in children’s goods sector

The Czech Republic’s competition enforcer has fined a German supplier of children’s goods €1.6 million for setting minimum prices at which retailers could resell its products.

05 November 2019

CMA accuses another instrument maker of online RPM

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has accused guitar manufacturer Fender Europe of resale price maintenance by restricting online discounts for its guitars, just months after hitting Casio with the agency's highest-ever RPM fine.

08 October 2019

German court overturns €30 million Rossmann fine

A German court has overturned a €30 million resale price maintenance fine on drugstore chain Rossmann because an appeal court’s written judgment was filed out of time.

16 August 2019

India probes Maruti over resale price maintenance

India’s competition watchdog has launched a full probe into Maruti Suzuki India over allegations the carmaker has interfered with the prices that dealers charge for its vehicles.

05 July 2019

China fines Ford’s joint venture over RPM

China’s antitrust watchdog has fined Ford’s joint venture with Changan Automobile Group about €20.9 million for illegally forcing dealers in the Chongqing region to sell its cars above a certain price since 2013.

05 June 2019

Tyre companies fined for resale price maintenance

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has fined two tyre companies a total of €4.5 million for forcing dealers to sell their products above a certain price.

02 May 2019

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