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Sainsbury's, Asda Merger Poses "No Concerns At All": Regulator

Published on May 3 2018 1:05 PM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Sainsburys / Merger / Asda

Sainsbury's, Asda Merger Poses "No Concerns At All": Regulator

British groceries code adjudicator Christine Tacon told members of Parliament at a committee hearing on Wednesday that she held “no concerns at all" about the proposed multi-billion pound merger of retail heavyweights Sainsbury’s and Asda, according to Retail Gazette.

The regulator said that bigger retailers are often easier to regulate. "If anything, [bigger supermarkets] build it into their systems and are spending serious sums of money making sure they are compliant," she commented.

She gave the example of Tesco's drastic improvement of operations after she published a report detailing its treatment of suppliers two years ago.

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