Somerfield is still looking for a buyer for the 340 Kwik Save stores and the 140 Somerfield stores that don't fit into its portfolio. The company announced it was looking for a buyer to run the stores as a going concern rather than piecemeal sales as they were all "extremely successful businesses that were just not suitable for the Somerfield smaller food format". The Somerfield stores have an average of 10,000 sq ft selling space, while the Kwik Save portfolio tends to be much smaller. The latest interested bidders included Netto and Blockbuster Video, confirmed the company. Almost all of the major multiples have confirmed they are interested in the portfolio of large stores as a way of getting around the country's complicated planning laws and the intense competition for retail space. {{NEWS }}

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