Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

By The Canadian Press

Loblaws
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau has completed an investigation into Loblaw and says it has concluded that no further action is warranted under the civil provisions of the Competition Act.

It investigated allegations that Loblaw had influenced its suppliers’ dealings with other customers by seeking compensation when other retailers sold their products at lower prices.

The agency says it concluded there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support allegations that Loblaw abused its dominant position in dealing with its suppliers.

However, the bureau adds that it could revisit its decision if further information comes to its attention.

The discontinued investigation is separate from an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the grocery industry.

CP - The Canadian Press

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