Sainsbury's-Asda Merger

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Sainsda to argue Tesco's counter cutbacks affect CMA findings

The retailers will argue Tesco’s decision to scrap its counters at nearly 100 stores affects the CMA’s findings on the mer…


Tesco would benefit from Sainsda competition loss, says CMA

The watchdog has published the findings of a 20,000-shopper exit poll carried out by Kantar Public

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Media Bites 25 Feb: Asda/Sainsbury's, Dairy Crest, Kraft Heinz

The American private equity giant that owns ticketing app Trainline is plotting a bid for Asda as the supermarket’s £14bn merger with rival Sainsbury’s teeters on the brink of collapse, according to the Sunday Times.


With the writing on the wall for Sainsda, what now?

The CMA’s findings are only provisional and Sainsbury’s and Asda will get an opportunity to challenge them, but the writing is on the wall

Asda's Roger Burnley and Sainsbury's Mike Coupe

Suppliers celebrate CMA's Sainsbury's-Asda findings

There was widespread celebration over this week’s verdict, despite the competition watchdog dismissing concerns raised over the impact on suppliers

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Media Bites 21 Feb: Sainsbury's/Asda media reaction special

Analysts were sceptical that the merger could be re-engineered sufficiently to allow it to be cleared


The Asda-Sainsbury’s merger is surely doomed

It will be interesting to see if the parties decide to see the merger battle through to the inevitably bitter end

Asda's Roger Burnley and Sainsbury's Mike Coupe

Epic CMA report leaves little hope for Sainsbury's-Asda

Andrew Taylor, a former senior director at the Competition Commission and partner at Aldwych Partners, dissects today’s CMA announcement 

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Sainsbury's shares plunge in the wake of CMA Asda deal objections

Sainsbury’s shares have tanked to a lower level than they were trading at before last year’s announcement of the blockbuster merger with Asda due to City fears the Competition & Markets Authority has today killed the deal.

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Sainsbury's-Asda CMA findings: analysts react

Here is what experts say about the CMA’s Phase 2 provisional findings

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Sainsbury’s facing uphill battle to overturn CMA decision

Mike Coupe accused the CMA of “moving the goalposts” on the deal and disputed the methodology used to claim it would lead to higher prices nationally

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City Snapshot: Sainsbury's-Asda merger would lead to higher prices, says CMA

Sainsbury’s shares have dived 14% on news that the CMA has “extensive concerns” over its proposed merger with Asda, Arla sees sales recover after turnaround plan and rest of the new from the City

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Blow for Sainsbury’s-Asda merger plans as CMA flags up extensive concerns

The CMA said the deal would lead to a “worse experience” for both in-store and online shoppers nationally

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Asda rues 'uncertainties' as results show slower growth

Growth was slower than in the previous quarter, with CEO Roger Burnley admitting Asda had been hit by “uncertainties”

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The CMA's rejection of Sainsbury's-Asda is as subtle as the deal itself

It’s been variously referred to as Sasda, Jasda and Sainsda. But this deal is dead and Sainsburied, says Grocer editor Adam Leyland

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Media Bites 18 Feb: Sainsbury's/Asda, Premier Foods, Patisserie Valerie

Sainsbury’s has drafted in consultants to help with the mammoth task of merging with Asda

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CMA extends Sainsbury's-Asda merger probe deadline

The Competition & Markets Authority said today it would not publish its final report, previously due by 5 March, until 30 April

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Sainsbury's-Asda faced 'unfair' CMA timeframe, judges rule

The CMA is expected to announce its provisional findings later this month or in early February

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