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Tech & Science Daily: Amazon investigated over selling practices

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 7/6/2022 Rachelle Abbott
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Amazon is being investigated over concerns some of its selling practices might lead to customers getting a ‘worse deal’.

The Competitions and Markets Authority is looking into whether Amazon is distorting competition by giving an unfair advantage to its own retail business or sellers, compared with other third-party sellers on its UK Marketplace.

Amazon said it will “work closely with the CMA during their investigation” and that sales from its partners continue to grow faster than Amazon’s retail sales.

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