Retail chief criticises ‘flawed’ watchdog report

The chief executive of one of the biggest retail groups in the country has criticised the Competition Authority, claiming the state watchdog based a major new retail report on ‘‘flawed analysis’’ and ‘‘limited research’’.

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Ian Kehoe

13th September, 2008

The chief executive of one of the biggest retail groups in the country has criticised the Competition Authority, claiming the state watchdog based a major new retail report on ‘‘flawed analysis’’ and ‘‘limited research’’.

Chris Martin, chief executive of the €4.6 billion Musgrave Group, said new proposals from the authority to alter planning rules to allow large, out-of-town shops would ‘‘decimate town and urban centres’’ and result...

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