The Tribunal's decision follows complaints from consumer organizations and hypermarket association Anged.
Under the ruling, a number of companies including L'Oreal were declared guilty of price fixing and unfair practices via exclusive sales agreements. L'Oreal, the leader in Spain's cosmetics market, was fined $200,000 and ordered to extend its distribution. Anged welcomed the ruling, which it said would lead to lower consumer prices.
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