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Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Wholesalers ask CMA to block Booker-Tesco merger

05 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

The leaders of seven of the UK’s largest wholesale operations have jointly written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), urging it to block the proposed merger of Booker and Tesco.

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Tesco and Booker merger faces in-depth investigation

12 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the proposed merger between Tesco and Booker for an in-depth investigation after concluding that shoppers could face “worse terms” in more than 350 areas across the UK.

Booker-Makro depot in Sheffield

Booker asks CMA to "fast track" probe into Tesco merger

29 Jun 2017 | By David Rees

Booker has made a formal request to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to “fast track” its investigation into the proposed merger with Tesco to the next stage of the process.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

CMA formally opens Tesco-Booker merger investigation

30 May 2017 | By David Rees

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally opened its investigation into the proposed Tesco-Booker merger

Retailers are unsure over Tesco-Booker merger

Independent retailers 'unsure' of Tesco-Booker deal

15 May 2017 | By Simon Banks

Only 11% of independent retailers are in favour of the Tesco and Booker merger deal, while the vast majority are uncertain about its potential impact on the trade, according to new research from Bestway Wholesale.

Charles Wilson and Pete Cheema

Amazon is the biggest threat, not Tesco, says Booker boss

10 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Internet grocery offers from the likes of Amazon is where the threat to independents lie now and in the future, Charles Wilson told delegates at the Scottish Grocer’s Federation’s (SGF) Business Summit on 27 April.


Tesco-Booker: Lewis outlines opportunities for independents

12 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has shed further light on the “mixture of opportunities” that its proposed £3.7bn acquisition of Booker will present, including the possibility of enhanced financial services and click and collect for independent retailers.

Booker announce fourth quarter results

Tobacco decline dents Booker's Q4 sales growth

30 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Booker has announced like-for-like sales growth of 0.7% for the fourth quarter, despite a sharp drop in tobacco sales.


Booker upbeat about Budgens despite regret over closures

10 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Booker has expressed its disappointment at the collapse of a group of Budgens stores operated by Food Retailer Operations Limited (FROL).


Booker's rivals prepare to respond to merger

07 Feb 2017 Updated: 10 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Wholesalers have begun to react to Tesco’s proposed acquisition of Booker.

Byford Foods Hall

Independent retailers split over Tesco-Booker merger

06 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Booker-supplied independent retailers have reacted with a mixture of optimism and apprehension about the wholesaler’s proposed £3.7bn merger with Tesco.

Charles Wilson

Wilson: Tesco merger will take retailers to "next level"

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Booker chief executive Charles Wilson says that the proposed merger with Tesco will help independent retailers “go to the next level”.

Tesco announces Q1 results for the year

Tesco and Booker in shock merger announcement

27 Jan 2017 | By David Rees

Tesco and Booker have stunned the industry this morning with the announcement of a £3.7bn merger plan


Cautiously optimistic - again

02 May 2017 | By David Knight

Budgens retailer David Knight takes the long view on the proposed Tesco-Booker merger.


The old labels don't apply

10 Feb 2017 | By David Rees

While the announcement of the ‘Besco’ merger took pretty much everyone by surprise, on reflection perhaps we should have seen it, or something like it, a mile off, writes editor David Rees

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