J Sainsbury PLC (SBRY.L)
LONDON Britain's competition regulator has invited all interested parties to submit their views on a proposed 7.3 billion pound ($9.9 billion) deal to combine Sainsbury's with Walmart's Asda supermarket chain.
* UK business minister wants suppliers to be considered (Adds intervention by UK business minister)
LONDON, May 18 Britain's competition regulator on Friday invited all interested parties in the proposed deal to combine Sainsbury's with Walmart's Asda to comment on the impact it could have.
LONDON, May 10 Morrisons, Britain's fourth biggest supermarket operator, beat forecasts for first-quarter underlying sales growth helped by growth in its wholesale business.
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May 2 Uk Groceries Code Adjudicator says "not worried" about size of Sainsbury's/Asda deal in terms of regulatory remit.
* FY UNDERLYING PRETAX PROFIT ROSE 1.4 PERCENT TO 589 MILLION STG
LONDON, May 1 Sainsbury's and Asda, the two British supermarkets planning to merge, had the slowest sales of the "big four" chains in the 12 weeks to April 22, market data showed on Tuesday.
LONDON, April 30 Sainsbury's purchase of Walmart's Asda can be beneficial for the economy and consumers but it is important that suppliers are treated fairly in the deal, a junior British business minister said on Monday.
LONDON, April 30 British shares traded higher on Monday as the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda, the UK arm of Walmart, sent shockwaves through British retail stocks as investors sought to adjust to a potentially game-changing overhaul of the industry.