“Call off Booker takeover, Tesco investors demand” is the main business headline in The Times (£) this morning on reports that two major Tesco shareholders have warned against pursuing the £3.7bn deal.
No smoke without fire? P&H has been making moves to become less dependent on tobacco companies for sometime, but rely heavily on them for financing, but will it be one merger too many for industry?
Tesco-Booker deal could trigger consolidation in the Big 30 on an entirely new level. So what does the future hold?
The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores
Indies split over impact of Tesco-Booker merger plan Subscription
The independent trade is split down the middle on the merits of the shock £3.7bn Tesco-Booker merger
Tesco-Booker merger: all you need to know Subscription
What is the rationale, and who will the winners and losers be? What’s the view of the City?
Sir, Tesco’s mega-merger move is just part of its evolution as in today’s grocery market
The shock megadeal that I just can’t see happening Subscription
One is big in the north, the other big in the south … but even so, specualtion of a Sainsbury’s-Morrisons merger would really push the envelope
The petitions claimed the deal will give Tesco control of its competitors’ prices and remove thousands of jobs
Any decision by the CMA on whether to launch a formal investigation is looking unlikely until at least next week
One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.
The social media response to the shock deal
For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker
Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker could spark a bidding war as rivals attempt to muscle in on the deal, according to analysts in the City.
Tesco’s Booker takeover: the big questions answered Subscription
As the food and drink industry digests the news of the proposed mega-merger between Booker and Tesco, The Grocer looks at the key questions posed by the deal
Booker and Tesco today stunned The City this morning with plans for one of the biggest mergers in retail history. Here is how City analysts and other experts reacted to the news
Tesco has swooped in a surprise deal to acquire listed wholesaler Booker in a merger worth £3.7bn
The idea that an independent would be prepared to act as an unpaid labourer for Tesco is unforgivably insulting
I wonder how many people read the wholesalers & independents pages in The Grocer for the first time last week
David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker
How will the CMA view the Booker-Tesco deal? Subscription
Charles Wilson has run rings round the competition for years. Can he now run rings round the CMA?
It is great to hear that everyone will benefit from the Tesco ‘merger’ with Booker - but it’s also somewhat disingenuous
The announcement of Tesco’s bid for Booker surprised many – not least thousands of independent retailers
The proposed merger of Booker and Tesco is very big news for the smaller store end of British grocery retail
Charles Wilson has in the past rightly asserted that the food retail market is one entity