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Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as selling off hundreds of its stores

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Tesco calls for Booker buyer 'culture change' after merger Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco ‘running out of time’ in adapting Booker to GSCOP rules says Adjudicator

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Tesco urges suppliers to cut prices and feel Booker benefit Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

New UK CEO Charles Wilson and chief product officer Jason Tarry have already confronted its 39 biggest suppliers over “anomalies” in their price files

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Tesco-Booker merger to go ahead as shareholders vote yes

28 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco and Booker now expect their merger to be completed on Monday 5 March

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The big 30 wholesalers: can traditional players survive? Subscription

26 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The upheaval in wholesale and franchise spearheaded by Tesco-Booker means a more abrasive trading landscape than ever before. So do the Big 30 wholesalers – and the supermarkets – have all their ducks in a row

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Can Tesco-Booker beat the discounters at their own game? Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sunday Times has claimed Tesco is planning its own limited range discount operation, carrying about 3,000 products

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Sandell threatens to derail Tesco-Booker at the 11th hour Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sandell Asset Management said it would vote against the proposed £3.7bn takeover because it was based on too low an offer

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Analyst reaction to Tesco appointment of Charles Wilson Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Booker boss Charles Wilson will be appointed CEO of its retail and wholesale operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Charles Wilson to become Tesco UK CEO after merger with Booker

05 Feb 2018

Wilson will replace current UK CEO Matt Davies, who will leave the retailer at the end of April 2018

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Parfetts hikes new store target in wake of Tesco-Booker deal Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Parfetts currently operates 350 Go Local stores and aims to take this figure up to 500 by the end of the year

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Booker reports strong third-quarter growth Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Booker recorded strong growth in the third quarter, despite a drag from falling tobacco sales…

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A bleak Christmas for opponents of the rubberstamped Tesco-Booker deal Subscription

21 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

For bitter opponents, reading the CMA’s verdict must feel like an untimely dose of the norovirus

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CMA dismisses Tesco-Booker merger impact on P&H collapse Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Sources at the regulator stressed P&H had been facing financial issues for several years

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Charles Wilson criticises anti-merger 'little island' wholesalers

24 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Rivals would have to up their game to succeed, Wilson told The Grocer in an exclusive interview

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Dave Lewis and Charles Wilson: the exclusive and uncut interview Subscription

23 Nov 2017 | By Adam Leyland

With the CMA provisionally clearing the Tesco-Booker merger, platinum members can read an extended version of our exclusive Q&A ahead of this Saturday’s issue of The Grocer

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Groceries Adjudicator calls on Booker to be signed up to GSCOP Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers fear the Tesco-Booker merger could see it circumvent the code in its buying arrangements with wholesale

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Wholesalers ready to lay down in front of Tesco-Booker tanks Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

What prompted the CMA to give Tesco-Booker the all-clear? And can opponents still stop the new behemoth in its tracks?

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Tesco-Booker targets Aldi and Amazon Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Charles Wilson has claimed the CMA decision will allow the combined business to take the grocery war to Aldi and Amazon

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CMA bowed to Tesco-Booker pressure to include discounters in inquiry Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The competition authority had originally excluded Aldi and Lidl from their competitor set

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City snapshot: CMA inquiry included Aldi and Lidl after Tesco-Booker pressure Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The CMA backtracked amid pressure from Tesco and Booker to take the rise of the discounters into consideration in delivering its verdict on their proposed merger, The Grocer can reveal. Plus, Nissin partnership boosts first half performance at Premier Foods after strong second quarter and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Media Bites 15 Nov: Tesco/Booker, Grocery inflation, Sir Terry Leahy Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

“Booker rivals’ outrage over Tesco tie-up” is the leading business headline in this morning’s edition of The Times (£) as the media expresses shock at the CMA’s decision to green light the £3.7bn Tesco acquisition of Booker.

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Two have become one. What now for newlyweds Tesco and Booker? Subscription

28 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Despite all the noise that Tesco was paying to little (or too much) it was the silent majority of City investors that saw to a crushing victory for the merger

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Reasons not to write off Tesco-Booker's discounter plans Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Are we about to see the return of Tesco’s Fresh & Easy… in the UK?

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Strategic responses to the Tesco-Booker deal

15 Feb 2018 | By Steve Parfett

Post Tesco-Booker there will be one market, as opposed to the uneasy truce of a separation between retail and wholesale

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Could a Tesco discounter offer really frighten Aldi and Lidl? Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco needs to tread very carefully if it goes down such a path, remember Sainsbury’s decision to pull the plug on its Netto venture at a cost of tens of millions?

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Charles Wilson has the calibre to give Tesco-Booker deal its crucial final momentum Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is building a strong case that shareholders should have faith in its management to deliver the numbers

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2018 just got tougher

05 Jan 2018

It’s no huge surprise to see that the Tesco-Booker deal has gone through

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The CMA is to blame for P&H's demise

06 Dec 2017 | By Steve Parfett

The CMA’s handling of the Tesco-Booker inquiry – and its impact on P&H – shows it doesn’t know what it’s doing

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Get ready for a new era in grocery retail

27 Nov 2017 | By David Sables

If you haven’t seen the opening scene of TV series The Newsroom, then watch it now

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