Initial response to CMA Phase Two Issues Statement on proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's

Two retail executives stand together

In a joint statement in response to the CMA Phase Two Issues Statement on the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's, a spokesperson said:

“We recognise that this is an important merger and welcome the detailed and thorough review by the CMA. We look forward to working constructively with the CMA and Inquiry panel during this second phase of the process and to making our case that the proposed merger is pro-competitive.

"Customers will be the big winners from the combination. By bringing our two businesses together, we will be able to invest further in more convenient ways of shopping while lowering prices and reducing the cost of living for millions of UK households.”

Letter from Roger Burnley and Mike Coupe
October 16, 2018

View the full CMA Phase Two Issues Statement