The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the Austrian markets for daily consumer (Rewe Goods / Adeg)

Rewe Goods / Adeg - Food for thought - Austrian markets for daily consumer*I. Introduction The Rewe/Adegmerger case concerned the Austrian markets for the retail sale of daily consumer goods and the respective procurement markets. It raised a number of interesting legal and economic issues. In particular, the Commission had to assess whether and to what extent discount chains effectively constrain full-range supermarkets in Austria. Also, the Commission clarified the circumstances under which strength on procurement markets may harm end-customers. In 1999 the Commission had already taken a close look at the Austrian daily consumer goods markets when it assessed the merger between Rewe and Meinl [1]. In the recent case of Rewe/Adegthe Commission found that the competitive landscape

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Sandra Kijewski, Yvonne Simon, Michael König, Emmanuel Terrasse, The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the Austrian markets for daily consumer (Rewe Goods / Adeg), 23 April 2008, e-Competitions April 2008, Art. N° 35233

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