Monaghan Mushrooms has agreed not to integrate Sussex Mushrooms into its business until the Office of Fair Trading has completed its enquiry into the merger.

The competition watchdog said yesterday it had accepted so-called ‘hold separate’ undertakings from Monaghan, pending its investigation.

Monaghan acquired its rival supplier earlier this summer, with the OFT subsequently opening an enquiry into the deal at the end of August.

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