This report examines the retail booktrade in relation to the proposed acquisition of Ottakers by HMV (Waterstones). It covers such issues as: the book supply chain; market share and prices; stock management systems; overlap locations; local competition and, Ottakar's financial performance. The conclusion is that the take-over would not be expected to result in a significant lessening of competition at either a local, regional or national level.
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Book Description Stationery Office. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-T-002-00664