A provisional report by the Competition Commision
yesterday also recommended BAA sell-off Gatwick and Stansted.
Without the necessary political will for a legally binding supermarket code of conduct to stop them exploiting farmers, the Competition Commision
inquiry could be toothless.
The acquisition was the subject of a Competition Commision
inquiry which identified the overlapping areas, including stores less than a quarter of a mile from each other in Coventry, Cheltenham and Stafford.