Keyword: monopoly

France calls into question pharmacies' monopoly

Report calls for an end to chemists' monopoly on the sale of certain drugs such as aspirin, which could then be sold on supermarket shelves.

French court rules e-cigs fall under tobacco monopoly

In a ruling that could set a precedent, shop is told to stop selling e-cigarettes as it breaches French state rules over sale of tobacco.

Supermarket pregnancy tests irk French pharmacies

Chemists worried over their monopoly as new law set to pave way for sale of pregnancy test kits in supermarkets and convenience stores.

French oppose digital revolution to protect culture and language

In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.