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News story: Refresco proposal to sell soft drink factory Earlier this month, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that the proposed merger of the soft drink manufacturers could lead to higher prices for some supermarkets and leading household brands.
The CMA’s initial investigation into the £935 million ($1.25 ...
Press release: Shoppers could face higher prices due to soft drink merger The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been carrying out an initial investigation into Refresco’s proposed $1.25 billion (about £935 million) purchase of Cott’s worldwide beverage manufacturing business.
In the UK, Refresco and Cott manufacture, package and distribute soft drinks ...
Research and analysis: Local authorities and competition This report draws together case studies from CMA work that offer insight into how local authorities can identify and address competition risks, and secure the benefits of competition for local consumers and taxpayers.
The open letter is an overview of ...
Press release: Tesco/Booker merger cleared after in-depth review A group of independent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) panel members has examined all submissions received since its provisional findings before coming to its final view. This follows an in-depth examination of evidence from a large number of wholesalers, suppliers ...
Guidance: Retail banking order 2017: directions issued to 6 banks Updated: Directions for Nationwide Building Society added.In 2017 the CMA issued the Retail Banking Market Investigation Order. Article 14 of the Order required the 9 largest banks in Great Britain and Northern Ireland to release Read/Write personal current account (PCA) ...
Transparency data: CMA board meeting minutes: 15 November 2017 The members of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) board are set out in the ‘Our management’ section of the CMA’s home page.
Press release: CMA launches digital tool to fight bid-rigging The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has worked with Spend Network, a company specialising in public procurement and finance data, to develop the tool which is freely available for procurement professionals to download and use.
The software uses algorithms to ...
Collection: Bid-rigging: advice and tools for public sector procurers Bid-rigging is a serious type of anti-competitive activity. It can drive up the prices of contracts for vital goods or services and prevent purchasers from getting true value for money.
Procurement and supply professionals need to know where and how ...
Guidance: Screening for cartels: tool for procurers Updated: Statement of digital quality assurance and case study added.Cartels are illegal. They’re a form of stealing that stop businesses, consumers and taxpayers getting a fair deal.
Having a cartel in your supply chain can raise prices by 30% or ...
Transparency data: Merger inquiry outcome statistics Updated: Updated statistics added for December 2017.These figures detail the outcomes of all merger inquiries completed in each year, from 1 April 2004 to the latest full month.
Please note that decisions up to and including 31 March 2014 were ...