Publication date: 29 April 2019
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The grocery retail industry plays a key role from a consumer welfare perspective as it represents the main channel through which households buy food, beverages and other basic products. Several antitrust agencies worldwide have conducted comprehensive market investigations into the groceries retail industry in order to detect potential obstacles to the functioning of the market in the form of barriers to entry and anticompetitive behaviour.
This report provides a description of the main characteristics of the sector, with a particular focus on the Mexican market. It also emphasizes the activity of competition authorities and the impact of regulatory measures affecting the industry. To conclude, it provides a series of recommendations to be considered in the Mexican framework.