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Norgesgruppen fined 20 million for not disclosing acquisition of grocery store premises

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 31, 2020
The Norwegian Competition Authority has imposed a fine of 20 million NOK on Norgesgruppen for the infringement of disclosure requirements related to an acquisition of grocery store premises.
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On 16 January 2018, Norgesgruppen acquired the premises of a grocery store at Sædalssvingene in Bergen, Norway. Both then and now, Coop operates a grocery store at that location.

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According to the disclosure requirements, Norgesgruppen should have informed the Competition Authority of the acquisition within three working days after the conclusion of the agreement. The acquisition was only notified to the Authority on 17 April 2018.

According to the Competition Act, a fine may be imposed if a company does not comply with requirements to disclose relevant information to the Competition Authority.