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Contrainte de capacité et développement des marques de distributeurs


  • Marie-Laure Allain
  • Laurent Flochel


In this paper, we try to explain the ambiguous impact of the Raffarin law on the relationships between manufacturers and retailers. We show that the law has two conflicting effects on the share of profit between upstream and downstream firms. We study the influence of a capacity constraint on the development of own brands by retailers. We show that, when entry is free at the retailers’ level, a restriction of the retailers’ capacity, as imposed by the Raffarin law, can improve producers’ profit. But barriers to entry on the downstream market remove this effect. Classification JEL : K21, L13, L42

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  • Marie-Laure Allain & Laurent Flochel, 2001. "Contrainte de capacité et développement des marques de distributeurs," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 52(3), pages 643-653.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_523_0643

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    Cited by:

    1. Anne Perrot, 2002. "Les frontières entre régulation sectorielle et politique de la concurrence," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 16(4), pages 81-112.
    2. Marie-Laure Allain & Claire Chambolle, 2002. "Les relations entre producteurs et distributeurs : bilan et limites de trente ans de régulation," Working Papers hal-00243000, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts


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