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Tesco-Booker merger investigation opened by CMA Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The phase I investigation was launched today (30 May), with comments to be submitted by 13 June. A decision will follow on 25 July

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Booker deal 'will free up £500m war chest for Tesco' Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A successful merger “will give Tesco a £500m war chest to fight against wholesale and supermarket price hikes”…


Nisa Retail explores potential sale of member-owned buying group Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Nisa told its members this weekend that it had received ’a number of enquires and proposals’


Buoyant Booker defies Tesco deal distraction talk Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s proposed £3.7bn takeover of Booker has not distracted the wholesale giant as it delivered a 15% growth in pre-tax

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City snapshot: Booker profits up 15% ahead of Tesco buyout Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco-bound Booker saw pre-tax profits rise 15% in its full financial year, driven by rising non-tobacco like-for-like sales growth. Plus, all the rest of the latest news from the City

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Booker retailers undecided on merits of Tesco merger Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

The majority of Booker retailers don’t know what to think about the deal

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Booker shares fall as Tesco shareholders protest merger Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

It comes as Booker reported a strong end to its financial year

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'Abandon Tesco-Booker deal' plea falls on deaf ears Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis claimed most major shareholders remained supportive of the deal

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Edgy shareholders won’t scupper Tesco-Booker deal – but they can make it difficult Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Two high profile investors have written to the firm to try and block the deal, although the threat is miniscule, the supermarket giant could do without their intervention 

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Media Bites 28 March: Tesco investors warn against Booker deal Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

“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.

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Tesco-Booker clouds the air for Palmer & Harvey and the tobacco giants Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

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?

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The Big 30 wholesalers 2017: Why Tesco & co are gunning for wholesale Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco-Booker deal could trigger consolidation in the Big 30 on an entirely new level. So what does the future hold?

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Tesco-Booker deal scrutiny by CMA ranges from 246-400 stores Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores

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Indies split over impact of Tesco-Booker merger plan Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The independent trade is split down the middle on the merits of the shock £3.7bn Tesco-Booker merger

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Tesco-Booker merger: all you need to know Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

What is the rationale, and who will the winners and losers be? What’s the view of the City?

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Tesco eyes click & collect and e-commerce with Booker move

02 Feb 2017

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

31 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

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

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Government rejects petitions asking it to block Tesco-Booker Subscription

31 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The petitions claimed the deal will give Tesco control of its competitors’ prices and remove thousands of jobs

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Tesco and Booker antitrust teams talk merger with CMA Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Any decision by the CMA on whether to launch a formal investigation is looking unlikely until at least next week

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Tesco and Booker confident of merger approval but CMA may have other ideas Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

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.

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Twitter Reacts: Tesco and Booker merger

27 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The social media response to the shock deal


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Owning wholesale will embed big four in almost total dominance

22 Jun 2017 | By Steve Parfett

We have very early notice of the consequences for the entire grocery sector of failing to stop Tesco-Booker


Tesco and Booker cultures must align

01 Jun 2017 | By Terry Tyrrell

We have all heard Stealers Wheel’s song Stuck In The Middle With You…

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Judgment day now looms for Tesco-Booker Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Now it is time for the industry to respond with its observations and objections

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Tesco and Booker should provide more clarity on deal Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Uncertainty over the Tesco-Booker deal is inevitable given the unprecedented nature of the deal

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Dave Lewis still has work to do to sell the Booker deal Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s planned £3.7bn merger with Booker hung like a huge shadow over what was otherwise a resurgent set of results

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Crumbs from Tesco's table?

02 Mar 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The idea that an independent would be prepared to act as an unpaid labourer for Tesco is unforgivably insulting

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A bright side to the Tesco-Booker merger Video

15 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

I wonder how many people read the wholesalers & independents pages in The Grocer for the first time last week

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Three big opportunities for suppliers from the Tesco-Booker merger - video Video

14 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker

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