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Bloomsburry Family law

Case Report

Somerfield plc v Competition Commission

Where the acquisition of retail stores resulted in a substantial lessening of competition in a local grocery market, the Competition Commission was entitled to take as its starting point that the acquirer should divest itself of particular disputed acquired stores unless the commission was persuaded that the divestiture of alternative stores would be equally satisfactory in remedying the substantial lessening of competition. Guidance was given on the nature of the Competition Commission's report under s 38(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002.