The Commission's report examines the market impact of the acquisition by Cott Beverages Ltd of Macaw (Holdings) Ltd on the supply of own-label polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in the UK. It concludes that the merger has not, and is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) as a result of the co-ordinated exercise of market power.FIGURE 5 Volume-weighted average prices of own-label and branded energy drinks at retailer C 2002 2003 2004 2005 Year ... Figure 6 shows that prices of own-label and branded lemonade do not appear to be positively correlated.
|Title||:||Cott Beverages Limited and Macaw (Holdings) Limited|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Competition Commission|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2006-06-20|