MOSCOW, December 19 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. The court will hear on January 24 an appeal filed by the Auchan and Atac retailers against the court's refusal to cancel an antimonopoly service resolution, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/

The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals upheld the court dismissal of Auchan and Atac's lawsuit against the antimonopoly service on November 14. The retailers sought to cancel the antimonopoly watchdog's November 2010 resolution that they had created discriminatory conditions through contracts executed with bakeries. The Moscow Commercial Court held against the retailers' lawsuit on August 12. However, the companies appealed the judgment.

The Auchan international retail group was established in 1961 by Gerard Mulliez. It runs over 1,200 outlets in 13 countries.

Atac comprises the Atac and Simply Market supermarket chains and is an Auchan subsidiary. It operates in France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Russia.