Asda / Co-operative (Kettering)

OFT closed case: Anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of one store in Kettering from Co-operative Group Limited

Affected market: Grocery retail

No. ME/4542/10

Found not to qualify.

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the anticipated acquisition by Asda Stores Limited of one store in Kettering from Midlands Co-operative Society Limited does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met.  A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

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