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Stores wait on EU cut price ruling.

SUPERMARKETS were today preparing to flood hundreds of UK stores with cut price designer goods bought on the "grey market".

The pre-Christmas rush hinges on a landmark ruling expected in the European Court on Tuesday involving retail giant Tesco and Levi Strauss.

A decision allowing Tesco to stock jeans without Levi's consent would open the floodgates for other branded goods to be sold cheaply in the UK.

Rival supermarket Asda has pre-empted the ruling by promising to put up to pounds 25m worth of designer goods on sale from tomorrow.

Asda said offers would include fragrances from Dolce & Gabbana, Clinique and Calvin Klein for up to half the price on the high street.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 19, 2001
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