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Comment: Japanese convenience chain Ministop under franchisee accusations, despite reform efforts

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 14 Apr 2022 05:17
  • 14 Apr 2022 05:17
Major Japanese convenience-store chain Ministop is being accused by some franchised-store owners of using a new type of contract that unfairly disadvantages them and amounts to an antitrust violation. Ironically, the new “partnership” contract was introduced in response to the antitrust enforcer’s competition concerns. The case underlines how difficult it is in

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