The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger subject to remedies on the retail and purchasing markets of the grocery sector (SOK / Stockmann Delicatessen)

FCCA approves the acquisition between SOK and Stockmann Delicatessen subject to conditions* Today, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) approved the acquisition of Stockmann Group’s Delicatessen business by Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta, SOK (The Central Finnish Cooperative Society), HOK-Elanto Liiketoiminta Oy, Pirkanmaan Osuuskauppa, Turun osuuskauppa and Meira Nova Oy subject to certain conditions. As condition for the approval of the acquisition FCCA required that Stockmann Delicatessen (Stockmannin Herkku) continue to make its purchases from Tuko until 31 December 2018. The parties to the acquisition are active on both the retail and purchasing markets of the grocery sector. SOK, or the Central Finnish Cooperative Society, is part of S Group. HOK-Elanto,

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Finnish Competition Authority, The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger subject to remedies on the retail and purchasing markets of the grocery sector (SOK / Stockmann Delicatessen), 15 December 2017, e-Competitions December 2017, Art. N° 85519

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