UOKiK: PLN 140 million fine for the Kaufland chain

A fine of PLN 140 million for unfair use of contractual advantage and for incorrect labeling of vegetables with the country of origin was imposed by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection on Kaufland Polska Markety.

As the Office informed on Monday, during the proceedings, the President of UOKiK, Tomasz Chróstny, stated that Kaufland Polska Markety required suppliers to reduce the price of agricultural and food products after their sale, unfairly using their contractual advantage.

The company also charged some suppliers of agricultural and food products with additional discounts, not provided for in the contract, the Office reported. The penalty for these practices is PLN 124 million.

UOKiK also fined Kaufland Polska Markety PLN 13.2 million for incorrect labeling of vegetables with the country of origin.

As the Office informed on Monday, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection stated during the proceedings that Kaufland Polska Markety required suppliers to lower the price of agricultural and food products after their sale, using unfairly their contractual advantage. The company also charged some suppliers of agricultural and food products with additional discounts, not provided for in the contract, the Office reported.

The penalty for these practices is PLN 124 million. It was lowered due to the attitude of the company, which discontinued its practice during our investigation activities, and before the entrepreneur was charged, the UOKiK noted.

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