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Levin College of Law

Friday, April 11, 2008

Irish Competition Authority Publishes Study of the Grocery Sector

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

This week the Irish Competition Authority published a study of its grocery sector.  According to the press release:

  • The first report, A Description of the Structure and Operation of Grocery Retailing and Wholesaling in Ireland: 2001 to 2006 provides a description of the market structure at the wholesale and retail levels of the Irish grocery sector.
  • The second report is entitled Price Trends in the Irish Retail Grocery Sector: A Description of the Evolution of Retail Grocery Prices between 2001 and 2007. In this report, the Competition Authority has considered the impact of the removal of the Groceries Order by examining the evolution of the aggregate retail grocery price trends since 2001.
  • The third report to be published in the current phase of the project will be The Retail Planning System as Applied to the Retail Grocery Sector: 2001 to 2006.

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