HeadLine: Dairies giants facing probe
Daily Record, 29/01/2000, p15
by SHAUN MILNE
DAIRY kings Robert Wiseman face a probe in an increasingly bitter milk
The firm look set to be investigated by the Competition Commission over
claims they have been using their dominant Scottish position – where
they supply 85 per cent of the milk market – to squeeze out rivals.
Central to the inquiry will be the East Kilbride-based company’s large
uptake of supermarket business from the likes of Tesco which has
effectively seen off competition.
But the main reason for the probe appears to have been provoked by
fears from English rivals over Wiseman’s continued expansion down
The firm opened a plant in Manchester six years ago.
But in the next few months, they plan to open a new £30million
high-tech plant at Droitwich, near Birmingham, employing 300 to push
into the Midlands and Wales.
And they have made no secret over London being the next target of
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