Aldi chain fined for business malpractice

Competition

The competition office GVH has imposed a fine of HUF 25 million on retail chain operator Aldi Magyarország Élelmiszer for unfair business practices. GVH has established in an investigation that Aldi, which offered an external hard drive product as part of a special offer between December 29, 2011 and January 4, 2012, must have known before the start of the special offer that it would not be able to provide the product in a quantity meeting demand during the campaign, but failed to point this out to consumers in its advertisements. When calculating the fine, GVH took into account that the company's previous offence and the large number of customers affected by the offer.

ADVERTISEMENT

Business, consumer sentiment improve in January Analysis

Business, consumer sentiment improve in January

Márki-Zay tests positive for COVID-19 Elections

Márki-Zay tests positive for COVID-19

New partner announced at act Bán & Karika Attorneys at Law Appointments

New partner announced at act Bán & Karika Attorneys at Law

Gov't calls for technical screening of László Papp Arena City

Gov't calls for technical screening of László Papp Arena

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.