Lidl appeals disclosure decision

Supermarket wants documents kept private

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The Lidl Supermarket Chain has just appealed the sentence of the Funchal Administrative and Fiscal Court, in which it ordered the Funchal City Council to hand over to JPP a part of two processes that it had presented to this city council, informs the municipality in communicated.

In the same note, it is read that LIDL’s statements in its allegations of appeal are a “clear attack on JPP and the motivations that drive this party in the present process”.

Read the statement in full:

“The LIDL Supermarket Chain has just appealed the sentence of the Funchal Administrative and Fiscal Court, in which it ordered the Funchal City Council to hand over to JPP a part of two processes that it had presented to this city council.

LIDL’s statements in its allegations of appeal are a sharp attack on JPP and the motivations that drive this party in the present process, as it was written, without any hesitation, that:

In other words, the content of the completed Prior Information Requests and the pending PIPs is, by their nature, similar, therefore, if a third party such as the Respondent accesses that information, they may unduly take advantage of it, because it takes advantage of LIDL’s strategy, in the organization and division of space, in the chosen location, in the chosen location conditions (because the PIPs were unfavourable), for example.

Disclosure could cause losses to LIDL

In the same way, if a third party such as the Defendant accesses this information, it could cause losses to LIDL, because it does not yet have any commercial unit operating in the Autonomous Region and the disclosure of this data to the market, in an embryonic and preparatory phase, it can denigrate LIDL’s image, boycott the signing of definitive contracts, etc.

It is therefore necessary to revoke the appealed ruling but replace it with a decision that, completely rejecting the Requester’s request, now Defendant, also refuses access to the completed PIPs, given the reserved nature of the documentation contained therein.

It is, therefore, regrettable that JPP’s senseless behaviour throughout this process has created the conviction in Lidl that that party is acting at the service of other supermarket chains working in this Autonomous Region, creating an environment that benefits no one. and it harms everyone.

JPP knew perfectly well that, on November 2nd, through its lawyers, Lidl had filed a request with the Funchal City Council, prohibiting this city council, under penalty of civil and criminal liability, from handing over any elements of its processes. councillors to the representative of that party, so there was no need to create a very unpleasant situation for companies that want to invest in the Autonomous Region, and which in no way benefits Madeiran consumers.

On the part of Funchal City Council, the position has been and will always be the same since the beginning of this entire process: this city council delivers the elements of all municipal processes to Lidl, as long as this company gives the necessary written authorization; Without the consent of that company, this authority will only deliver the aforementioned documents to whomever and to the extent ordered by the Court.

In these circumstances, the Funchal City Council will not intervene in the aforementioned appeal process, as the final decision is completely irrelevant to it, since, given Lidl’s position, it will simply comply with what is decided by the Court, because in this case, no civil or criminal liability can be attributed to him.”

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  1. How much tax payers money. Ring spent on lawyers and processes just to prevent a free market economy preventing a supermarket from operating that will offer choice and competitive prices to the people of which the government will receive taxes and rents from the commerce as well as the wider economy of suppliers employees etc, how sad

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