Online sales of posters and frames (50223) [Archived]
Online sales of posters and frames (50223) [Archived]

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Online sales of posters and frames (50223) [Archived]


ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 12 August 2016; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineCMA Chapter I CA98 investigation into a cartel in the market for the online sales of posters and frames (Case 50223). The cartel involved an agreement between competitors not to undercut each other’s prices for posters and frames sold on Amazon’s UK website.

Latest developmentsOn 1 December 2016, the CMA announced it has disqualified the director of Trod Ltd, the company found to have infringed competition law for its part in a cartel in relation to the online sale of posters and frames. Daniel Aston, managing director of Trod Ltd, has given a disqualification undertaking not to act as a director of any UK company for five years.

PartiesTrod Limited (in administration) (Trod), based in Birmingham, UK.

GB eye Limited (GB eye) which trades as 'GB Posters', based in Sheffield, UK.

Market(s)Online sales of posters and frames in the UK.

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