The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda is raising multiple issues for the CMA to consider including:
- the extent to which the discount retailers, Aldi and Lidl, represent an alternative for shoppers at Sainsbury’s and Asda;
- the impact of internet shopping for groceries on competition between the supermarket chains; and
- the effect the merger would have on suppliers.
Aldwych Partners is assisting our client in making representations to the CMA and ensuring that its views are taken into account in the decision-making process.