Dunnes Stores has received clearance from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to take over Whelan Food & Meat Processors and Tipperary Sustainable Food Company Limited.
The two firms are meat processing businesses, owned by butcher Pat Whelan, who is behind the successful James Whelan Butchers enterprise.
Whelan Food & Meat Processors also operates a store in Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel, while Tipperary Sustainable Food Company Limited operates concessions in several Avoca stores around the country, in Monkstown, Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue.
In its judgement, the Commission said that it 'has formed the view that the proposed transaction will not substantially lessen competition in any market for goods or services in the State'.
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