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(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 07 – The Antitrust Authority has launched an investigation
pre-investigation by sending requests for information to numerous
large retailers to acquire data
on the trend of retail prices and prices
of wholesale purchase of first foodstuffs
necessities, detergents, disinfectants and gloves, “in order to
identify any phenomena of exploitation of the emergency
health care based on the increase in these prices ”
increases are found in areas not affected by “red zones” or
by enhanced mobility containment measures, he explains
the Authority, not excluding “speculative phenomena”.

The requests for information, explains the Antitrust, concern
over 3,800 points of sale, mainly from central Italy and
southern, equal to about 85% of the total surveyed by Nielsen
in the provinces concerned.

Specifically, from the preliminary analyzes carried out
by the Authority on Istat data emerged in March 2020, for i
food products, price increases than those
current in the previous months differentiated at the level
provincial. The biggest increases are found in non-areas
affected by “red zones” or by enhanced measures of
containment of mobility. (HANDLE).

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