Low margins threaten retail competition

Darby, Megan
November 2011
Utility Week;11/4/2011, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on Scottish retailer Business Stream's claim that the proposals of the British government to open up the retail water market for competition in England will not attract new players because the rewards are too small.


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