Competition minister Gerry Sutcliffe will meet a cross-party group of MPs in mid-September to discuss whether further action is required to curb the power of the leading supermarkets.
The move follows a meeting with the top four supermarkets on July 22 to discuss relationships with suppliers following concerns over breaches of the OFT code of practice.
A spokesman for LibDem MP Andrew George’s office said: “Gerry has heard all sides of the argument now. Andrew has fed a lot of information in from suppliers, while the latest meeting was an opportunity for Gerry to get the supermarkets’ perspective. The September meeting will be a chance to look at next steps.”
An Asda spokesman said the meeting had been “positive”. “We talked about the benefits of EDLP and our local sourcing policy.”