Affected market: Convenience grocery retailing
On the basis of the information available to it, the OFT has decided
that the completed acquisition by J Sainsbury plc of Bells Stores
Limited does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions
of the Enterprise Act 2002, 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.