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Last edited 14 Feb 2019
In June 2012 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced the introduction of a new right for businesses to apply to have restrictive covenants and exclusivity arrangements excluded from land agreements when these provide unfair protection in favour of large supermarkets.
A new challenge procedure enables the OFT to examine relevant local conditions with a view to removing any contractual of lease condition conferring an unfair advantage to any of the following supermarket groups:
- Asda Stores Limited
- Co-Operative Group Limited
- Marks and Spencer PLC
- William Morrison Supermarkets PLC
- Sainsbury PLC
- Tesco PLC
- Waitrose PLC
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