New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

921 0050

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Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Consent order settles charges that New Balance fixed and controlled the resale prices of its shoes in an effort to raise retail prices for its athletic footwear.  According to the complaint, New Balance entered into agreements with some of its retailers to restrict price competition, and threatened to terminate or suspend shipments to retailers who did not abide by the pricing restrictions.