04 January 1999
OFT prepares supermarket report

THE Office of Fair Trading is due to report soon on its seven-month-long inquiry into allegations of price fixing and by Britains supermarkets.

The Guardian reports on the background to the investigation including allegations made by farmers who say they are being ruined by supermarket buying power.

The report could trigger a full Monopolies and Mergers Commission inquiry and tighter legislation.

  • The Guardian 04/01/99 page 2/3 (G2)