CMA investigation concludes JD Sports broke competition law

Exterior of JD Sports Cologne store

An investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concluded that JD Sports and Leicester City Football Club (FC) broke competition law by “colluding to restrict competition in the sales of Leicester City-branded clothing, including replica kit, in the UK”. 

As of July 31, the CMA levied a fine of £880,000 on Leicester City FC and its parent companies, King Power International Company and V&A Holdings Company.

The CMA said the fine includes a discount reflecting the company’s “admission and its agreement to a streamlined administrative procedure”.

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