MOSCOW, September 18 (RAPSI) – Federal Antimonopoly Service declared Auchan’s subsidiary, Atac, in violation of trade law, the service’s statement reads.

The regulator states that the retailer took different payments for the same amount of promotional service from fish suppliers. The retail chain was issued a warning to amend the violations.

This is not the frist time the retailer is being probed by the antitrust regulator for similar violations. In November 2012, the service opened a case against Auchan and Atac on suspicion of breaching the law On Fundamentals of State Regulation of Commerce, which, in the service's opinion, boil down to the creation of discriminatory conditions for food suppliers.

The Auchan international retail group was established in 1961 by Gerard Mulliez. It runs over 1,200 outlets in 13 countries. Auchan has operated in Russia since 2002 where it has 25 Auchan megastores, 13 Auchan City megastores, two Auchan Garden stores and two Raduga stores as of June 2010.

Atac is an Auchan subsidiary. It comprises the Atac and Simply Market supermarket chains.