** French antitrust body Autorité de la Concurrence plans to fine the four main French meal voucher firms for cartel formation, French daily Le Figaro reported on its website.
** The paper reports that the inquiry focuses on the four key players in the six billion euro French meal voucher market: Ticket Restaurant (Edenred), Chèque Restaurant (Sodexo ), Chèque de Table (Natixis Intertitres) and Chèque Déjeuner (Up).
** Le Figaro reports that the antitrust body suspects that the four firms have exchanged information about their commercial strategy with a view to keep out new market entrants.
** The Autorité de la Concurrence and Sodexo could not immediately be reached for comment. An Edenred spokesperson declined to comment.
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Reporting by GV De Clercq and Nicolas Delame, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien