UK Investigates Booby Trapped Pricing…

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Storm in a D-cup — UK launches sports bra probe

Published September 20, 2013
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    Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova promotes the ‘Shock Absorber’ bra in Eastbourne on June 14, 2002. Three of Britain’s top department stores, and the manufacturer of the ‘Shock Absorber’ sports bra, are under investigation for fixing prices, the trade watchdog says. (AFP/FILE)

LONDON (AFP) –  Three of Britain’s top department stores, and the manufacturer of a sports bra once promoted by tennis star Anna Kournikova, are under investigation for fixing prices, the trade watchdog said Friday.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) alleges that underwear firm DB Apparel UK entered anti-competitive agreements with John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser between 2008 and 2011.

It said they had the effect of increasing the retail prices of DBA’s “Shock Absorber” brand of sports bra, which was advertised in a campaign starring Kournikova with the slogan “Only the…

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