Forum responds to CMA report into supermarket unfair practices

Ian Cass, the Chief executive of the Forum of Private business has welcomed the findings from the Competitions and Market Authority into unfair practices by the supermarkets.

Ian stated "our members regularly refer to the need for a level playing field, so transparency and fairness is one of the Forum's key objectives. Not only are misleading pricing and strategic offer policies unfair to consumers, but they also disadvantage small high street shops and businesses. We are pleased that the CMA has made clear that they will be monitoring the major supermarkets to ensure that these practices are stamped out."

A number of supermarkets are highlighted in the Forum's Hall of Shame for failing to provide transparent and fair pricing to their suppliers. Further information can be found at


About Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it. We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK. Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable businesses to flourish and grow.

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