Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
I have posted a few times in the last few weeks on the US supermarket industry. Excitement about supermarkets is not limited to the United States. Reuters reports that WalMart, the UK's #2 supermarket may bid for the #3 player, Sainsbury. See the story here. Just recently, the British Competition Commission released an interim report on supermarket antitrust issues. I don't know UK competition law well enough to place any bets on such a proposed merger going through, but in the US mergers that change the number of players from 4 to 3 generally do not present serious antitrust concerns.