On 23 January 2007, the Competition Commission (“CC”) published an interim report on its investigation into anti-competitive features of the groceries market. The CC has not yet come to a conclusion, but has outlined its views and the avenues that it will look into further in the ongoing investigation. The CC’s investigation has revolved around three main areas: the behaviour of grocery retailers to their suppliers; the conduct of grocery retailers and the market structure between the competing providers; and land and planning issues. In particular, the CC has announced that it is focusing on whether a large supermarket chain could get into such a strong position in a locality or a region that it would be able to prevent other retailers from competing effectively