The UK Competition Authority considers that a merger in the sports fashion market raises competition concerns (JD Sports / Footasylum)

Sports fashion merger raises competition concerns* The CMA has found that JD Sports’ takeover of close competitor Footasylum could be bad for shoppers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned that the loss of competition brought about by the merger could result in a worse deal for customers, both in-store and online, through higher prices, worse choice in stores or reductions in service quality. JD Sports must now address the concerns identified or face a

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority considers that a merger in the sports fashion market raises competition concerns (JD Sports / Footasylum), 19 September 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2019, Art. N° 91831

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