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The Fair Trade Commission will soon order Seven-Eleven Japan Co. to stop barring franchise stores from selling boxed lunches and other food products at bargain prices, sources familiar with the matter have said.

Under its franchise agreements, the stores are allowed to set prices, but the FTC has concluded Seven-Eleven Japan unfairly prevented them from selling boxed lunches and sandwiches close to their expiration dates at lower prices, the sources said.

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