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Wholesalers unite to urge CMA to block Tesco-Booker deal Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Wholesalers warn merger would harm suppliers and result in higher prices

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City News: Booker shares steady ahead of CMA decision Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The City was unmoved by a healthy first half at Booker as investors awaited the preliminary decision by the CMA

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Bestway claims Tesco-Booker deal will 'distort' wholesale Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bestway also highlighted fears over the future of fellow wholesaler Palmer & Harvey…

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Tesco and Booker's five arguments for the CMA Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Grocer looks at the key points raised by the potential partners in their 111-page dossier defending the deal

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Tesco-Booker: CMA’s ‘fast-track’ investigation looks like good news for the deal Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A commitment from Tesco to sell off 350 stores, if it comes to that, may well look like a price worth paying

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Tesco-Booker merger: why the CMA’s phase two review will come down to 350 hotspots

12 Jul 2017 | By Julia Glotz, Ronan Hegarty

The CMA has identified 350 local areas around the country where there is an overlap 

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City snapshot: Tesco/Booker request swift move to in-depth competition investigation Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco and Booker have requested that the Competition and Markets Authority fast track its investigation into deal to a more in-depth phase 2 investigation. Plus Greene King raises revenues despite “demanding backdrop”, DS Smith swoops for US packaging firm and all the rest of the latest news from the City


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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You are wrong, wrong, wrong on Tesco-Booker, CMA!

17 Aug 2017 | By Steve Parfett

I am furious that, even at this second stage, the CMA has completely and utterly failed to grasp the key issues

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It's good to see Tacon reappointed, even if at the 13th hour

30 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

I was quite cynical when the Adjudicator started. A code of conduct has been in place since 2001

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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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