MediCare-Market that runs Medi-Market complained to the competition authorities and accused the order of obstructing the company’s growth and trying to exclude it from the market. The competition authorities have now ruled in the company’s favour.
The competition authorities noted that the market for chemists’ services is one with little price competition and that the entry of new players should enhance competition.
MediCare-Market has some 30 stores in Belgium with long opening hours and big reductions. The Order of Chemists wanted to oblige the chain to observe minimum prices, but that is against trading rules.