沃尔玛智利公司因被指控滥用市场支配地位而面临供应商诉讼
Walmart Chile facing supplier suit over allegations it abused market dominance

Walmart Chile facing supplier suit over allegations it abused market dominance

沃尔玛智利公司因被指控滥用市场支配地位而面临供应商诉讼

智利一家食品供应商协会起诉了美国零售巨头沃尔玛公司的当地分公司,指控店主滥用其在市场上的支配地位,向供应商强加合同,并任意定价。

FILE Photo :零售商沃尔玛的超市Lider于2019年7月10日在智利圣地亚哥上市。REUTERS / Rodrigo Garrido / File Photo

SANTIAGO :一家智利食品供应商协会起诉了美国零售巨头沃尔玛公司的当地分公司,指控店主滥用其在市场上的支配地位,向供应商强加合同并任意定价。

这起诉讼日期为10月22日,但最近上传至智利反垄断法院网站。诉讼称, AGIP供应商工会对沃尔玛提出了指控。 沃尔玛在智利经营Lder 、 Acuenta和Central Mayorista市场。

诉状称, 沃尔玛 “滥用其在超市供应市场上的支配地位,迫使其供应商承包某些服务,并建立与之相关的任意价值” 。

它补充说,沃尔玛的行为损害了自由竞争。

沃尔玛智利集团( Chile)在周四发给路透社(Reuters)的一份声明中表示,它没有被告知这起诉讼,并补充说,它一直担心与供应商建立“良性和长期的关系” 。

“我们认为,与供应商的关系应遵循尊重自由竞争的原则,为此,我们努力确立双方事先知晓的透明目标、条款和条件, ”文中补充道。

AGIP联盟,包括Coca Cola 、 Nestl 、 Unilever和Pepsico等名称,要求捍卫自由竞争法庭(TDLC)给予供应商在自己的替代服务和超级市场服务之间作出选择的权利。

该协会还说, 沃尔玛没有遵守反托拉斯机构批准的两项调解,要求处以相当于约1 , 200万美元的罚款。

(Fabin Andrs Cambero报道; Adam Jourdan撰写; Kirsten Donovan编辑)

来源:路透社。

An association of Chilean food suppliers has sued the local unit of U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc , alleging that the store owner abused its dominant position in the market to impose contracts on providers and set arbitrary prices.

SANTIAGO: An association of Chilean food suppliers has sued the local unit of U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc , alleging that the store owner abused its dominant position in the market to impose contracts on providers and set arbitrary prices.

The suit, dated Oct. 22 but recently uploaded on the website of Chile's antitrust court, said the AGIP supplier union had made the allegations against Walmart, which operates Lder, Acuenta and Central Mayorista markets in Chile.

Walmart "exploited in an abusive manner its dominant position in the supermarket supply market, by imposing on its suppliers the contracting of certain services and establishing arbitrary values associated with them," the lawsuit said.

It added Walmart's actions had hurt free competition.

Walmart Chile said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday that it had not been informed of the lawsuit, adding it was always concerned about forging a "virtuous and long-term relationship" with suppliers.

"We believe that relations with our suppliers should be governed by the principles of respect for free competition, for which we work to establish transparent objectives, terms and conditions known in advance by both parties," it added.

The AGIP union, including names like Coca Cola, Nestl, Unilever and Pepsico, asked the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) to give suppliers the right to choose between their own replacement services and that of the supermarket.

AGIP also said that Walmart had failed to comply with two conciliations approved by the antitrust body and requested a fine equivalent to about US$12 million.

(Reporting by Fabin Andrs Cambero; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

An association of Chilean food suppliers has sued the local unit of U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc , alleging that the store owner abused its dominant position in the market to impose contracts on providers and set arbitrary prices.

智利一家食品供应商协会起诉了美国零售巨头沃尔玛公司的当地分公司,指控店主滥用其在市场上的支配地位,向供应商强加合同,并任意定价。

FILE PHOTO: The supermarket Lider of the retailer Walmart is seen in Santiago, Chile, July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

FILE Photo :零售商沃尔玛的超市Lider于2019年7月10日在智利圣地亚哥上市。REUTERS / Rodrigo Garrido / File Photo

SANTIAGO: An association of Chilean food suppliers has sued the local unit of U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc , alleging that the store owner abused its dominant position in the market to impose contracts on providers and set arbitrary prices.

SANTIAGO :一家智利食品供应商协会起诉了美国零售巨头沃尔玛公司的当地分公司,指控店主滥用其在市场上的支配地位,向供应商强加合同并任意定价。

The suit, dated Oct. 22 but recently uploaded on the website of Chile's antitrust court, said the AGIP supplier union had made the allegations against Walmart, which operates Lder, Acuenta and Central Mayorista markets in Chile.

这起诉讼日期为10月22日,但最近上传至智利反垄断法院网站。诉讼称, AGIP供应商工会对沃尔玛提出了指控。 沃尔玛在智利经营Lder 、 Acuenta和Central Mayorista市场。

Walmart "exploited in an abusive manner its dominant position in the supermarket supply market, by imposing on its suppliers the contracting of certain services and establishing arbitrary values associated with them," the lawsuit said.

诉状称, 沃尔玛 “滥用其在超市供应市场上的支配地位,迫使其供应商承包某些服务,并建立与之相关的任意价值” 。

It added Walmart's actions had hurt free competition.

它补充说,沃尔玛的行为损害了自由竞争。

Walmart Chile said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday that it had not been informed of the lawsuit, adding it was always concerned about forging a "virtuous and long-term relationship" with suppliers.

沃尔玛智利集团( Chile)在周四发给路透社(Reuters)的一份声明中表示,它没有被告知这起诉讼,并补充说,它一直担心与供应商建立“良性和长期的关系” 。

"We believe that relations with our suppliers should be governed by the principles of respect for free competition, for which we work to establish transparent objectives, terms and conditions known in advance by both parties," it added.

“我们认为,与供应商的关系应遵循尊重自由竞争的原则,为此,我们努力确立双方事先知晓的透明目标、条款和条件, ”文中补充道。

The AGIP union, including names like Coca Cola, Nestl, Unilever and Pepsico, asked the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC) to give suppliers the right to choose between their own replacement services and that of the supermarket.

AGIP联盟,包括Coca Cola 、 Nestl 、 Unilever和Pepsico等名称,要求捍卫自由竞争法庭(TDLC)给予供应商在自己的替代服务和超级市场服务之间作出选择的权利。

AGIP also said that Walmart had failed to comply with two conciliations approved by the antitrust body and requested a fine equivalent to about US$12 million.

该协会还说, 沃尔玛没有遵守反托拉斯机构批准的两项调解,要求处以相当于约1 , 200万美元的罚款。

(Reporting by Fabin Andrs Cambero; Writing by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

(Fabin Andrs Cambero报道; Adam Jourdan撰写; Kirsten Donovan编辑)

Source: Reuters

来源:路透社。