I understand that a franchise can force their franchisees (eg Wimpy/Spur etc)through a contractual obligation NOT to sell their meals for less than a specific/recommended retail price.
How does CPA view this?
Then if this is fine, if a distributor of a certain brand has dealers, in terms of the CPA (or any other law/act) can they "force" (through contractual obligation) a retail price to consumers through their dealer network.
In this particular example the dealer network is not a franchised dealer network, nor do they trade under the distributors/manufacturer's name! Perhaps the product is just one of many that the dealer sells!
The reason i ask, is that i sell a "widget" which i get from a manufacturer. The widget is sold by a few other dealers in my area. I can afford to sell this widget slightly cheaper that these other dealers, but have been told to stop! I have to sell it at the recommended retail.
I have looked at ways to make it cheaper through other means(ie hide it, vouchers etc)...no go!