Amazon and Deliveroo lash out at ‘speculative’ CMA investigation

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An investigation into the proposed tie-up between Amazon and food delivery app Deliveroo is “speculative and not supported by evidence”, the businesses have warned the CMA.

Deliveroo and Amazon are set to issue a joint submission to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) sometime this week, which will accuse the competition watchdog of misunderstanding the UK’s food market according to Sky News.

In particular it will highlight that Amazon, which stopped delivering takeaway in 2018, has no plans to re-enter the sector itself.

The joint submission will also argue that the CMA’s decision to investigate the tie-up fails to take into account the different business models employed by Deliveroo and Amazon, and will dispute the watchdog’s suggestion the ecommerce giant would exert “material influence” over the food delivery app by investing.

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