Supermarkets set for MMC probe

Friday 26 March 1999 01:02
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Supermarkets set for MMC probe

THE OFFICE of Fair Trading is understood to have written to the four UK supermarket giants - Asda, Safeway, Tesco and J Sainsbury - saying that they face a wide-ranging investigation by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. The OFT is to publish the results of its nine-month inquiry into supermarket pricing around the end of this month. It is thought the MMC's inquiry will include second-tier supermarket operators.

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