Wiseman off the hook
By Robert Harris
TRADE and Industry secretary Stephen Byers has decided to take no further action in relation to Robert Wiseman Dairies operations.
His decision follows a recent Competition Commission investigation into the supply of fresh milk to Scotland.
The inquiry was initiated after rival Claymore Dairies made a number of complaints about supply of milk to middle ground retailers, a market made up of 19 million litres-worth or about 70m.
Alan Wiseman, chairman of Wiseman, said: “We are pleased that after an exhaustive nine-month inquiry no action is to be taken.”
He added that there were more than 60 other retailers supplying the middle-ground sector in Scotland.
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- Wiseman running monopoly – Commission, FWi, 02 May, 2000
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