Sainsbury’s and Asda merger will see distribution network bear cuts, analyst warns


Sainsbury’s and Asda’s distribution networks could be a target for cuts if the proposed merger between the two supermarket giants goes ahead, a retail analyst warned this week. The merger agreement between J Sainsbury’s and Asda’s owner Walmart, would see both supermarket groups maintain their distinct brands, creating an estate of 2,800 Sainsbury’s and Asda stores, with almost a third of the grocery market by share. If the deal gets the go ahead from the Competition and Markets Authority it […]