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20 February 2019

FDF response to CMA provisional findings

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FDF has issued the following press notice:

FDF response to CMA provisional findings

Please find below the FDF comment on the CMA provisional findings on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda merger.

An FDF spokesperson said:

“We welcome the CMA provisional findings on the proposed Sainsbury's/Asda merger. We are pleased to see that the CMA findings reflect the concerns of FDF members that the proposed merger would cause a substantial lessening of competition at both a national and local level. The CMA has correctly identified a number of issues with the proposed merger and with an ever more consolidated grocery market.

“The CMA should now proceed to apply the appropriate remedy.”

More Information

Contact Skye Oudemans, Regulation, Science & Sustainability Division, at: skye.oudemans@fdf.org.uk, or 02074207120.

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