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The OECD holds a roundtable on buying power of multiproduct retailers

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the background paper, and delegate submissions, the following key points emerge: (1) The last twenty years have seen momentous changes in retail distribution including significant increases in concentration and increased reliance, especially in the grocery sector, on private (i.e. retailer owned) labels. It may no longer be true to regard retailers as basically competitive distributors of consumer goods. The developments referred to have arisen from changes in consumer shopping habits, greater application of computer technology to retailing, and enhanced marketing capabilities of large scale

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on buying power of multiproduct retailers, 1 October 1998, e-Competitions October 1998, Art. N° 85754

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