The EU Retail Sector : When is a market not a market ?
Throughout the EU, retailing is increasingly becoming
dominated by a small number of supermarket chains.
While there is anti-monopoly legislation to stop major
producers abusing market dominance, there is no
EU legislation specifically designed to tackle abuses
of supermarket buyer power. These retailers are fast
becoming ‘gatekeepers’ who control farmers and other
suppliers’ only real access to EU consumers.
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