The Turkish Competition Board authorizes several mergers in the fast-moving consumer goods market (Migros)

The FMCG Sector The fast-moving consumer goods (“FMCG”) sector is one of the largest industries worldwide. The FMCG retail is an indispensable part of the product distribution chain, and it plays a key role in price-making and the producers’ reaching the final consumer in all steps of the retail chain. In this respect, the FMCG sector has strong relations with other sectors that affect the economy. The FMCG retail market has enlarged significantly and has made progress since the 1990s in Turkey, and continuously keeps growing. In terms of competition law practice, the recent mergers of large groups, such as the Carrefour-Kiler merger in 2015, the Anadolu Group-Migros merger in 2015, and the potential Migros-Kipa merger in 2016 are some of the most substantial transactions in the FMCG

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Ercüment Erdem, The Turkish Competition Board authorizes several mergers in the fast-moving consumer goods market (Migros), 22 June 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2016, Art. N° 81405

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