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EssilorLuxottica-GrandVision deal prompts EU questions on store brands, online competition

By Andrew Boyce
  • 11 Mar 2020 09:30
  • 11 Mar 2020 09:30
EssilorLuxottica’s plan to buy GrandVision has prompted the EU merger regulator to question independent opticians on topics ranging from the importance of GrandVision stores to competition from online retailers, MLex has learned.
In a questionnaire, seen by MLex, the European Commission asks whether the deal could allow EssilorLuxottica to offer

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

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