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Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-73/2006: Rossmann Magyar Kereskedelmi Kft.

Decision of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) Vj-73/2006: Rossmann Magyar Kereskedelmi Kft.

The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established in its decision, issued on 25 October 2006, that Rossmann, an undertaking active on the market of retailing of household goods and cosmetic products, infringed the provisions on the prohibition of unfair manipulation of consumer choice of the Hungarian Competition Act.

In the competition supervision proceedings the Competition Council of the GVH concluded that despite Rossmann`s advertisements, which informed consumers about a certain promotion, its shop in Nyíregyháza possessed an unreasonably small stock of the promoted product, thereby creating a false impression of an especially advantageous purchase.

The Competition Council of the GVH imposed a fine of HUF 1 million (approx. EUR 3.800) on Rossmann for its unlawful behaviour.

Budapest, 26 October, 2006

Hungarian Competition Authority
Communication Group

Further information:
András Mihálovits
Hungarian Competition Authority
1054 Budapest, V., Alkotmány u.5.
1245 Budapest, 5. Pf. 1036
tel: +36-30 618-6618
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