Because of stricter controls
The trade association threatened Migros and Coop with a lawsuit because they would sell non-essential products. Now the association is pulling back.
- The Swiss trade association accused the retailers Migros and Coop of violating federal requirements.
- Migros and Coop would continue to sell non-vital goods, creating a disadvantage for small retailers and traders.
- Migros and Coop vehemently rejected the allegations.
- The trade association threatened a lawsuit for a short time, but is now waiving it.
- The reason for this is that the federal government wants to carry out stricter product range checks in the future.
The trade association has given its anger away in recent weeks: it threatened to sue Migros and Coop because they would sell non-essential goods and thus violate the requirements of the Federal Council, as 20 minutes reported. According to the trade association, this is a distortion of the competition. As it became known on Tuesday, the association is now waiving a lawsuit against the detail giants.
But why does the director of the trade association Hans-Ulrich Bigler crab back when he claimed that there was enough evidence to file a lawsuit? “The Conference of Economic Directors has made a binding commitment to introduce stricter control measures in the cantons,” Bigler told Blick. Because of this tightening and the timely reaction of the major distributors, no action is being taken. In addition, the matter was heard by the Federal Council.
According to the trade association, the problem lies in the unclear design of the pandemic regulation. In the next few days, they want to deal with it further.