Asda / Budgens (Soham)

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of a Budgens Store in Soham, Cambridgeshire, from James Retail Limited.

Administrative Timetable

Phase 1 Action
14 May 2014 Decision published
2 May 2014 CMA FNTQ Decision announced
7 April 2014 – 18 April 2014 Invitation to Comment
7 April 2014 Merger inquiry launched

Phase 1

CMA FNTQ Decision announced: 2 May 2014

The decision in this case was announced on 2 May 2014. The full text of the decision is available below:

Invitation to Comment: Now closed

The Competition and Markets Authority is considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 and, if so, whether the creation of that situation may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom.

The address of the Budgens store is:

Clay Street
CB7 5HH.

Merger inquiry launched: 7 April 2014

The CMA launched its merger inquiry on 7 April 2014


Please send written representations about any competition or public interest issues to:

Davis Galimberti
Competition and Markets Authority
Victoria House
Southampton Row

Published 20 May 2014