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The Mexican Competition Authority reports on its study of retail in the food and beverages sector finding that greater competition is necessary in self-service stores for better food and beverages prices

Greater competition in self-service stores for better food and beverages prices* The structure of the modern channel (self-service stores) is concentrated in few players. There are regulatory obstacles at the state and municipal levels that hinder the expansion of regional chains. In 255 municipalities there is only one self-service store and in 1,592 municipalities, there are none. Furthermore, one out of ten warehouses, supermarkets, hypermarkets and mega markets do not face competition in their area of influence. High market concentration favors the buying power of big self-service chains before its lower size suppliers, which could distort competition in the suppliers’ markets. The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE or Commission) published the Study on

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Mexican Competition Authority, The Mexican Competition Authority reports on its study of retail in the food and beverages sector finding that greater competition is necessary in self-service stores for better food and beverages prices, 4 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020 - II, Art. N° 97759

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