|Phase 1 date||Action|
|26 January 2017||Decision published|
|20 December 2016||Decision announced|
|28 October to 11 November 2016||Invitation to comment|
|28 October 2016||Launch of merger inquiry|
CMA clearance decision
20 December 2016: The CMA has cleared the acquisition by Martin McColl Ltd of 298 grocery stores from Co-operative Group Ltd. The full text of the decision is available below.
Invitation to comment: Now closed
28 October 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.
Launch of merger inquiry
28 October 2016: The CMA announced the launch of its merger inquiry by notice to the parties.