U.K. Watchdogs Considering Forcing Supermarkets to Sell Land

Supermarkets in the United Kingdom could be forced to sell land for future stores to rival operators, and/or remove restrictive language from their property leases, according to the U.K. Competition Committee, which released results of its study into competitive practices in the grocery industry Wednesday.

LONDON — Supermarkets in the United Kingdom could be forced to sell land for future stores to rival operators, and/or remove restrictive language from their property leases, according to the U.K. Competition Committee, which released results of its study into competitive practices in the grocery industry Wednesday. The study cleared Tesco of charges it was driving smaller rivals of the business, but said a lack of competition in certain markets hurts consumers and allows food retailers to wea

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