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CMA warns against supermarket use of land banks

Graham Watson

13th June 2023

The Competition and Markets Authority was warned Sainsbury's And Asda about their future conduct in relation to the creation of land banks, and using land as a way of stopping rivals entering a market, thus restricting consumer choice.

Such tactics have long been a part of the armoury of the established supermarkets, not least in denying discounters access to individual markets, but it's interesting that they should have been singled out in this fashion.

Please read: Sainsbury's and Asda told not to block rival stores

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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