The German Competition Authority partly clears the merger between two national retailers (Edeka / Real stores)

Edeka’s acquisition of Real stores only partly cleared - Edeka can only acquire 45 stores without conditions* The Bundeskartellamt has today only partly cleared Edeka’s plans to acquire up to 72 Real stores from SCP Retail S.à r.l. 21 stores cannot be acquired because of the competition authority’s competition concerns. In the case of six other stores carved-out retail space has to be given up to competitors or other Edeka stores in the market area have to be closed. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “We must ensure that consumers can still choose between different food retailers in future. This availability of alternatives will exert competitive pressure on the suppliers and ensure better prices, more choice and quality. At a number of stores we had the concern that with

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority partly clears the merger between two national retailers (Edeka / Real stores), 17 March 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99705

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