GVH Fines Tesco HUF 7 mln

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Hungary’s Competition Authority (GVH) has imposed a HUF 7 million fine on the Tesco supermarket chain, according to profitline.hu. 

GVH said that in the fall of 2020, the office accepted the corrective commitments of Tesco after the company was found to have deceived customers by not informing them in advance that it only provided an online shopping service on its website and it was not the type of web store that everyone is used to, with stricter legal regulations. 

As a result of the procedure, Tesco undertook to correct the deficiencies and develop a genuine, nationally available online store. However, GVH has now ruled that the commitments were not entirely fulfilled. 

When developing its initial online shopping services, the company did not inform consumers of the unit price of the originally ordered products or of the products delivered as substitutes, but of their unit price, contrary to what was promised. 

Accordingly, the Competition Council of GVH imposed a fine of HUF 7 million on Tesco-Global Áruházak Zrt. The authority took into account, among other things, the fact that the company admitted some of the omissions unconditionally during the follow-up investigation

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