Institute of Store Planners, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Institute of Store Planners
FTC Matter/File Number:

0210144

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Under the terms of a consent order, The Institute of Store Planners must remove from its Code of Ethics any provision that prohibits its members from providing their services for free and any provision that prohibits competition with other members for work on the basis of price. According to the complaint, these rules unreasonably restrained price and nonprice competition among the members, depriving consumers of the benefits of competition among store planners. Its members provide architectural store design and store and merchandise planning to retail stores.