Asda / Co-op (Clacton on Sea)

The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of a Co-op store in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, from Ardencrest Limited Industrial and Provident Society.

Administrative Timetable

Phase 1 Action
20 June 2014 Decision published
12 June 2014 CMA FNTQ decision announced
7 April 2014 – 18 April 2014 Invitation to Comment
7 April 2014 Mergers inquiry launched

Phase 1

CMA FNTQ decision announced: 12 June 2014

The decision in this case was announced on 12 June 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 Co-op store is

Bull Hill Road,
CO15 4AU

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 June 2014