Kaufland Poland Under Investigation Over Alleged Unfair Contract Terms
Poland's Competition Authority, UOKiK, has instigated proceedings against retailer Kaufland, accusing the retailer of 'unfairly exploiting' its contractual advantage when it comes to dealing with suppliers.
In a statement, UOKiK said that it was focusing on two specific contract agreements that it says Kaufland Polska Markety, the Polish arm of the Schwarz Group-owned retailer, has taken with suppliers.
Alleged Contract Agreements
UOKiK claimed that terms are established with suppliers for a one-year period, and in the event of the contract being prolonged or being initiated late, the supplier 'does not know on what terms it is supplying products' in the period between the beginning of the year and the date of signing the contract.
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