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Online seller admits breaking competition law

Trod Limited has admitted agreeing with one of its competing online sellers, GB eye Limited (trading as ‘GB Posters’), that they would not undercut each other’s prices for posters and frames sold on Amazon’s UK website.The agreement was implemented by using automated repricing software which the parties each configured to give effect to the illegal cartel.Trod, based in Birmingham, and GB eye, based in Sheffield, sold licensed sport and entertainment merchandise and related products,...

Frames of reference: CMA publishes fines against online sports poster retailer for resale price maintenance

On 30 September 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its finding that two companies involved in the online retail of licensed sport and entertainment posters and frames had breached the Competition Act 1998 (“CA98”) by entering into agreements (or, at least, ‘concerted practices’) to artificially inflate the prices charged for certain products. A formal charge was accepted by the main protagonist, Trod Limited (in administration) (“Trod”) and fines imposed, which...

Made In Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt going for gold with Team GB rugby player Ollie Lindsay-Hague as new couple make first public appearance

By Lily Waddell For MailonlinePublished: 18:01 EDT, 29 March 2017 | Updated: 09:57 EDT, 30 March 2017 She has been unlucky in love on E4 reality show Made In Chelsea but it looks like things are about to change.Stephanie Pratt, 30, and Team GB rugby player Ollie Lindsay-Hague made their first public appearance as a couple at the launch of Harry Potter's The Forbidden Forest expansion at Warner Bros. Studio Tour on Tuesday night.The lovers dressed to impress as they debuted their...