DENMARK: Danish abattoirs seek merger agreement
Abattoir and meat giant Danish Crown aims to merge with smaller competitor Steff-Houlberg , in a bid to counter the fast consolidation in the food retail sector. The two operators stand to gain a 95% market share in all Danish slaughtering through the merger, raising a question mark over approval by fair trade authorities. Given clearance however, they said that the new company would employ 22,500 people.
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