The UK Office of Fair Trading clears a merger in the market for the supply of retail pharmacy services, subject to the divestment of a large number of stores (Boots / Alliance Unichem)

The operation Boots operates 1,423 health and beauty stores in the UK and operates pharmacies in 1,350 of these stores. It intended to acquire Alliance UniChem, an international pharmaceutical distribution company, which operates 958 pharmacies in the UK. The market(s) The OFT considered the sectors of retail pharmacy and wholesaling in the pharmaceuticals

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Matthew Gaved, The UK Office of Fair Trading clears a merger in the market for the supply of retail pharmacy services, subject to the divestment of a large number of stores (Boots / Alliance Unichem), 6 February 2006, e-Competitions February 2006, Art. N° 20820

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