The EU antitrust decision against Mondelēz shows the need to formally ban business practices that fragment the single market

Independent Retail Europe highly appreciates today’s decision by the European Commission to impose a hefty fine on Mondelēz for imposing territorial supply constraints (TSCs) on retailers in breach of antitrust laws. Such unfair practices fragment the single market and artificially create higher prices for consumers. In light of the mounting evidence that large suppliers of branded food products commonly use TSCs, Independent Retail Europe calls on the Commission and the Competitiveness Council to work towards a complete elimination of TSCs through a new legislative instrument.