Online and offline retail distribution: Introduction
Concurrences No. 3 - 2018
Six Analysis Group consultants have jointly written articles on the subject of competition in the retail industry for an “On-Topic” published in the competition law review Concurrences. Titled “Online and offline retail distribution,” the set of articles collectively assesses the effects that online shopping and distribution have had on brick-and-mortar businesses, and the dilemmas they pose for antitrust and competition enforcement as it evolves to take account of the phenomenon.
In an introduction, Principal Antoine Chapsal provides an overview of the ways that e-commerce platforms have reshaped the retail industry, and outlines the associated potential challenges for competition policy.