The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of a Budgens Store in Soham, Cambridgeshire, from James Retail Limited.
|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|
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:
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:
Competition and Markets Authority