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Violation Tracker UK Individual Case

Company: Argos Limited
Current Parent CompanyJ Sainsbury PLC
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Home Retail Group plc
Recap of Ownership Changes: Sainsbury’s acquired Argos parent Home Retail Group in 2016.
Penalty: £0
Year: 2012
Date: 27 June, 2012
Offence Group: consumer-protection-related offences
Offence Type: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: Dixons, Comet and Argos agreed undertakings with the OFT to include price comparisons on their websites for extended warranties and provide information and training about alternative warranty providers, following an investigation by the OFT into concerns that only offering one extended warranty at the point of sale could be a breach of competition law.
Action Type: agency action
Settlement Type: Undertaking with the OFT
Agency: Office of Fair Trading
HQ Country of Parent: United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: retail-supermarkets
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