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Sainsbury’s post-merger foodservice strategy looks a smart move

Mults should focus on shopping experience, not price wars they can’t win

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CMA proposes 10-year block on further Sainsbury’s-Asda merger action

Earlier this month, Asda owner Walmart announced it was exploring plans to float the retailer


Coupe vows to live well with less as Asda deal is 'history'

The embattled CEO insisted the future is bright for Sainsbury’s and this week vowed to stay for “months and years”

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What does the year ahead hold for Sainsbury's?

The news that it will be investing to enhance 400 of its supermarkets is more than welcome says  Bryan Roberts, global insights director at Tcc global

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Blocked Asda deal costs Sainsbury’s £46m

Sainsbury’s collapsed merger with Asda cost it £46m in the year to 9 March, contributing to one-off costs that drove a 41% reduction in pre-tax profits to £239m.

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Sainsbury's and Asda have the tools to recover from merger disappointment

The back to basics shopper focus approach takes time and focus, says David Sables

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Will B&M step in for Asda as CMA halts Sainsbury's merger?

What next for Coupe and Burnley as CMA throws out Sainsbury’s-Asda merger

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Mike Coupe rages at CMA as Sainsbury's-Asda deal dies

The final report, issued on Thursday, concluded the merger would lead to rising prices and reduced quality for UK shoppers

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Media Bites 26 April: Sainsbury's/Asda fallout special

The papers look at the ramifications of the collapse of the £12bn Saisbury/Asda merger and what is next for the two supermarkets and their management teams.

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The Sainsbury's-Asda deal is dead. What now?

The CMA’s findings make grim reading for large companies considering M&A activity


Sainsbury's/Asda merger blocked: analyst reactions

Here’s what the experts have to say about the collapse of the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger


Sainsbury’s shares sink on death of Asda merger

Sainsbury’s shares have hit a new year-long low on the news that the UK Competition & Markets Authority has blocked its mega-merger with big four contemporary Asda.

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CMA blocks Sainsbury's/Asda merger

Sainsbury’s and Asda have abandoned their plans for a merger after a crushing final report by the competition authorities today concluded the plans would lead to rising prices and reduced quality for shoppers across the UK.

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Media Bites 24 April: Sainsbury’s/Asda, Majestic Wine, Coca-Cola

The Competition and Markets Authority will read the last rites for the proposed Sainsbury’s/Asda merger on 25 April, writes The FT.

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Sainsbury's-Asda: does the CMA's reliance on GUPPI check out?

The CMA’s threshold for intervention has potentially far-reaching consequences, says Mat Hughes, a partner at AlixPartners 

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Sainsbury's-Asda propose 150 sell-offs in wake of CMA report

Details emerged after the Competition & Markets Authority published the responses to its provisional findings, which came out last month and have left the chances of the deal going ahead dangling by a thread

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Sainsbury's-Asda has 'little chance' despite price cuts

The supermarkets are also claiming the CMA has made a litany of mistakes in its handling of the probe so far

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Media Bites 20 March: Sainsbury's/Asda, Ocado, AB Inbev

Sainsbury’s and Asda on Tuesday said they would deliver £1bn worth of lower prices within three years if they are allowed to merge

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Sainsbury's-Asda £1bn price pledge is eye-catching but mistimed

Sainsbury’s and Asda have promised to put £1bn back into shoppers’ pockets – but with Brexit and other inflationary pressures on the horizon, is their attention in the right place?

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Asda and Sainsbury's pledge £1bn of lower prices in merger

Retailers have outlined supermarket and petrol forecourt divestments across both brands

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