Michelin updates MAP policy in North America, bans third-party online sales

By Stephen Frothingham

GREENVILLE, S.C. (BRAIN) — Michelin North America’s bicycle tire division has started enforcing a new “Unilateral Minimum Advertised Price” (UMAP) policy that includes the prohibition of third party sales of its products. The policy covers its two exclusive distributors in North America, Quality Bicycle Products in the U.S. and Lambert in Canada.

The policy, which began on May 1, 2016, prohibits retailers from using online third party market places, such as eBay or Amazon, for …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News