EU: Unilever fridge case has drink implications

By | 27 October 2003

Retailers cannot be forced to stock a drink or food brand in freezers or fridges, even when they are lent for free by a manufacturer, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

It found against Unilever, which has argued for the legality of "exclusivity" contracts. The case centres over a long-running dispute over ice-cream fridges in Ireland.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Water

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