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2 Sisters Food Group, Vion probe details released

OFT reveals scrutiny of Vion, 2 Sisters

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group held 30-40% of UK retailers’ chicken sales before buying Vion’s meat processing units, gaining at least 10% more afterwards, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has revealed.

Shopping with confidence. Prices and promotions should be fair and meaningful, said the OFT

OFT price promotions plan ‘doesn’t go far enough’

By Mike Stones

Consumer watchdog Which? says the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) clarification to retailers on how to correctly advertise and promote discounted prices for food and drink doesn’t go far enough.

Ranjit Boparan's firm is

2 Sisters slams OFT for Xmas pudding concerns

By Dan Colombini

Ranjit Boparan’s 2 Sisters Food has hit out at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for failing to understand the “competitive dynamics” of the own-label market after its acquisitions of Northern Foods and Brookes Avana have lead to competition concerns in...

Tesco threatens legal recourse after OFT 'absurdity'

Tesco threatens legal recourse after OFT 'absurdity'

By Ben Bouckley

Tesco has expressed "surprise and dismay" at an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ruling that it must pay £10.43m for allegedly colluding with other retailers and suppliers to fix cheese prices in 2002 to 2003.

'Strong' retailer concerns beset Kerry Foods acquisition

'Strong' retailer concerns beset Kerry Foods acquisition

By Ben Bouckley

Kerry Foods' acquisition of Headland Foods has been referred to the Competition Commission (CC) by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for further investigation after retail customers expressed concerns.

Monopoly pie in sky for Princes after Premier sale

Monopoly pie in sky for Princes after Premier sale

By Ben Bouckley

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is considering undertakings from Princes and Premier Foods to avert monopoly concerns about canned pie supply, which the body said would leave UK consumers with “extremely limited choices”.

Survey shows Supermarket Code is failing

Survey shows Supermarket Code is failing

By Rick Pendrous

Over half (52%) of UK food suppliers to supermarkets are unfamiliar with the Supermarket Code of Practice and even more (76%) don’t believe it...

Sharing and caring

Sharing and caring

Companies should proceed with caution when it comes to exchanging sensitive information with competitors, warns Kate Newton

Grocery market investigation criticised

Grocery market investigation criticised

The Competition Commission (CC) has been accused of going over old ground with the issues it plans to cover in its investigation into the grocery...

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News In Brief

Cains Brewery in Liverpool will produce the official beer for the European Capital of Culture 2008, an award given to the city.It is the first...

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