Co-operative / Booker merger inquiry
The CMA investigated the anticipated acquisition by Co-operative Foodstores Limited of 15 Budgens grocery stores from Booker Retail Partners (GB) Limited.
|Phase 1 date||Action|
|5 July 2016||Decision published|
|6 June 2016||Decision announced|
|12 April 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
|7 April to 20 April 2016||Invitation to comment|
CMA clearance decision
6 June 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Co-operative Foodstores Limited of 15 Budgens grocery stores from Booker Retail Partners (GB) Limited. The full text of the decision is available below.
- Full text decision (5.7.16)
Launch of merger inquiry
12 April 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.
- Commencement of initial period notice (12.4.16)
Invitation to comment: Now closed
7 April 2016: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is considering whether it is or may be the case that this transaction, 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 for goods or services.
The addresses of the 15 Budgens stores are:
- 30 Market Square, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1JA
- 22-26 Wells Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9AA
- Bishops House, Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9 9HE
- 23 The Broadway, Crouch End, London, N8 8DU
- Williams Way, Grange Park, Northampton, Northants, NN4 5DY
- 17-21 Jansel Square, Bedgrove, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7ET
- 233 East Barnet Road, East Barnet, Greater London, EN4 8SS
- 1 Bridge Yard, Kingston Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1EJ
- Vanners Parade, High Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7RA
- 39 North Court Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1PJ
- 227-233 Munster Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6BT
- 57-69 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 4JA
- Lovelace Works, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AW
- 41 Walton Street, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7RR
- 1-7 Tysoe Street, London, EC1R 4SA
Please send written representations about any completion or public interest to:
Competition and Markets Authority
Published: 7 April 2016
Updated: 5 July 2016
Opened: 7 April 2016
Closed: 5 July 2016
- Full text of the decision published.
- Clearance decision announced.
- Launch of merger inquiry..
- First published.