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- another term for resale price maintenance
- ‘In the last year of Conservative government, Heath, as president of the Board of Trade, surprised many by introducing controversial legislation to abolish retail price maintenance.’
- ‘With retail price maintenance embodied in law, the only way in which it was felt that Woolworths could compete against the more established and specialist music retailers was to develop a cheaper alternative - budget music.’
- ‘In recent years they have lobbied successfully against Sunday trading laws, restrictions on opening hours, the net book agreement, retail price maintenance for pharmaceuticals, and a proposed tax on their polluting car parks.’
- ‘Unfair discrimination and retail price maintenance (setting a minimum price for goods) will also be outlawed.’
- ‘‘This is the end of retail price maintenance on products and is great news for our customers,’ a Sainsbury's spokesman said.’
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