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Canadian Competition Bureau Releases Draft Enforcement Guidelines on Price Maintenance

On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Competition Bureau released draft Guidelines on Price Maintenance for public consultation, which is open until June 2, 2014.

Price maintenance typically involves conduct by a supplier to influence upwards or discourage the reduction of the price charged by the supplier’s reseller customers, such as a policy requiring resellers to sell the supplier’s products at or above a minimum price. 99 more words


If the Water Company Acted Like Comcast

I tried to come up with an understandable analogy of why Comcast, and the other ISP’s think it’s okay to put data caps on everyone. (You do know they are trying to do that, right?) 655 more words


Walmart sues Visa for price fixing; A "Vlasic" example of what is good for the goose is not good for the gander by Jon Hansen

One of the most enduring posts here on the Procurement Insights blog in terms of overall reads is a piece I wrote on July 9th, 2007 titled “ 573 more words

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Editor's Note: BBC News reported that Wal-Mart has sued credit card firm Visa for $5bn (£3bn), alleging that Visa worked with large banks to fix the price of transaction fees it charged to Wal-Mart. Having covered the U.S. retail giant since 2007, I could not help but wonder if this is an example of "what goes around comes around."

Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit from iBooks customers over price-fixing practices according to Reuters. As has been previously argued, Apple conspired with book publishers to hike the prices of ebooks, a violation of U.S. 103 more words

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Healthcare Reform = Antitrust Laws

Perception versus reality: 75% percent of what Californian hospitals charge on their hospital bill goes unpaid, and yet Californian hospitals made $17 billion in profits lost year, completely tax free. 289 more words

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Why You Got A Refund From Amazon Today: An Explainer

A lot of people woke up today with a surprise in their email: Cash from Amazon. In some cases, it was hundreds of dollars worth of credit. 275 more words