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Commission recommends approval of the acquisition of Dairybelle's businesses by Clover with conditions

The Commission has, on 15 October 2014, recommended to the Tribunal that a large merger between Real Beverage Company (Pty) Ltd ("Clover") and Dairybelle (Pty) Ltd's Yoghurt/ UHT Milk Businesses (collectively referred to as "the merging parties") be approved with conditions. Clover currently supplies secondary distribution services to Danone Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd ("Danone") and has issued a notice to terminate its agreement with Danone.


The conditions are aimed to address possible impact on employment and ensure that Danone would continue to have access to secondary distribution services for its yoghurt products currently supplied by Clover.



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