The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted authorisation to David Jones to invite businesses operating within its stores to participate in various promotions. Authorisation has been granted for a further five years.
David Jones allows a number of merchandise and service suppliers to operate businesses within David Jones stores. Such businesses are sometimes known as concessions or licensee businesses.
These 'stores within stores' display and sell only the brand of product promoted and sold by the relevant licensee business and are operated independently of David Jones.
"The ACCC considers that the arrangements are likely to continue to result in public benefit through enhanced competition and the simplification of David Jones’ promotions," ACCC Commissioner Jill Walker said.
Authorisation enables David Jones to invite licensee businesses to participate in storewide and category wide promotions that may otherwise raise concerns under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.Broadly, the ACCC may grant an authorisation when it is satisfied that the public benefit from the conduct outweighs any public detriment.
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