Oakley and department store House of Fraser have been served with a
statement of objections by UK competition regulator the Office of Fair
Trading. The watchdog has evidence indicating that the two companies
have been colluding on the prices of sunglasses in breach of Chapter I
of the UK Competition Act. The offences are said to have taken place
between November 2001 and March 2004, when Oakley made its supply of
sunglasses to the department store conditional on House of Fraser
keeping to the prices Oakley recommended, so called resale price
maintenance. The parties will be allowed to make representations to the
watchdog before a final decision is taken.

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