Tuesday publication date set
The Competition Commission will release the initial findings of its inquiry into the grocery market on Tuesday at 7am.

The emerging-thinking document will present the commission's research into key issues including planning, competition in the market and relationships with suppliers.

Of these, planning has emerged as a key battleground and Tesco - with its dominant market share - has been the target of much speculation that it could be forced to sell its so-called landbank.

However, Tuesday's document will be a progress report and will not recommend specific measures. The Competition Commission is expected to deliver its final verdict in October.