Swiss Antitrust Watchdog Probes Suspected Retail Cartel

Law360, London (September 3, 2020, 5:17 PM BST) -- Switzerland's antitrust watchdog said Thursday it is investigating a series of wholesale and retail companies along with Markant, a logistics company, over concerns that they are restricting the sale of consumer goods.

The Swiss Competition Commission said it has carried out searches at several companies as it investigates whether the alleged cartel is unlawfully restricting competition against a range of suppliers of goods intended for daily use.

The watchdog, known as COMCO, said in an email to Law360 that the companies being investigated include SPAR Holding AG, which operates more than 13,000 stores in 48 countries, and Cruspi SA, which markets sweet...

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