The ‘big four’ grocers are not guilty as charged
The largest retailers account for less than 50% of sales in the South African grocery retail sector
Competition regulators play an important role in society. They have a responsibility to identify markets that are failing consumers and to come up with recommendations that aim to deliver greater competition, better choice, more innovation and lower prices.
James Hodge, chief economist of the Competition Commission, set out this role in his column, "Level the playing field for small retail entrants" (June 16).