Competition Policy in the Mexican Grocery Retail Industry


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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.



See also:

Market examinations in Mexico: Case Study of the Chicken Meat Market

Mexico-OECD Co-operation to Strengthen Competitiveness in Mexico

Other OECD reports on Competition in Mexico

Manual on Market Examinations in Mexico: A manual by the OECD Secretariat, 2016 

Market studies and competition 

More OECD work on Competition  


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