The South African Competition Commission publishes grocery retail market inquiry preliminary report

SOUTH AFRICA: COMPETITION COMMISSION PUBLISHES INTERIM REPORT RE GROCERY RETAIL MARKET INQUIRY* Introduction The South African Competition Commission (“SACC”) on Wednesday 29 May 2019 released its interim report on its findings in the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry (“Inquiry”). The Inquiry’s terms of reference, published in October 2015, mandated the SACC to investigate: “The impact of the expansion, diversification and consolidation of national supermarket chains on small and independent retailers in townships, peri-urban and rural areas and the informal economy;The impact of long term exclusive lease agreements entered into between property developers and national supermarket chains, and the role of financiers in these agreements on competition in the grocery retail sector;The

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Charl van der Merwe, The South African Competition Commission publishes grocery retail market inquiry preliminary report, 29 May 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2019, Art. N° 90701

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