Antitrust Antitrust

Japan's popular ramen brand Ichiran under antitrust probe for resale price maintenance

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 30 Mar 2022 00:32
  • 30 Mar 2022 00:32
Japan’s popular ramen brand Ichiran is under antitrust investigation over suspicions that it pressures retailers to maintain the price of its instant-cup noodles at a designated level.

Ichiran, a national chain of ramen-noodle shops that operates 79 ramen restaurants nationally and a handful in the US, Taiwan and Hong Kong is being investigated

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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