Another hub-and-spoke cartel decision by Turkey’s Competition Board
Turkey’s Competition Authority has been scrutinizing the retail market of fast moving consume goods for a while. After the Competition Board sanctioned the largest supermarket chains in Turkey along with one of their common suppliers, for creating a hub-and-spoke cartel in 2021, it opened a similar investigation against the same supermarkets, namely BİM, CarrefourSA, Migros, Şok and A101 as well as some of their common suppliers.
Within the scope of its investigation, the Competition Board, by the majority of votes, found that the same supermarkets and CocaCola, Doğanay, Düzey, Eti, Frito-Lay, GlaxoSmithKline, Haribo, Pasifik, Pepsi Cola, Red Bull, Şölen Çikolata and Uno engaged in hub-and-spoke cartel arrangements.
Although concluding that the five supermarkets were party to the hub-and-spoke cartel,