GREECE: Coca-Cola bottler fined $2.5 million
Antitrust regulators in Greece have fined the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) $2.5 million for violating antitrust laws. The Greek Competition Commission ruled that in offering rebates to wholesalers who met certain sales targets and providing a preferential service to those carrying its products exclusively, the company had abused its dominant position in the market. The complaint had originally been filed by a distributor in 1991 and was joined by PepsiCo in 1998.
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