Thursday February 27, 2020

Going wild in the aisles

The proposed multibillion pound merger of food retail giants Sainsbury’s and Asda is set to transform Britain’s grocery sector

6th May, 2018
3
Supermarket giants Asda and Sainsbury’s will retain their identities after the merger Picture: Getty

‘We’re in the money,” sang Mike Coupe, the chief executive of Britain’s second-biggest supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s.

Coupe’s off-camera show tune blunder last week, for which he subsequently apologised, came ahead of a TV interview about a proposed multibillion pound merger with rival supermarket chain Asda.

Asda has been owned by US supermarket giant Walmart since 1999, and its merger with Sainsbury’s would represent a major...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed

Hannah O’Brien | 2 months ago

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed.

Hannah O’Brien | 2 months ago