CMA kills Sainsbury’s/Asda deal

Matt Richards

25 April 2019

CMA kills Sainsbury’s/Asda deal

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By blocking the proposed tie-up between major UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda, the UK’s competition enforcer has set a strikingly low bar for intervention that will make it almost impossible for the Big Four chains to merge in future, lawyers have said.