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ASDA and Sainsbury's questioned on proposed merger

20 June 2018

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds a one-off evidence session focused on the proposed Asda and Sainsbury’s merger. The session will focus on the reasons behind the merger and its potential impact.

Witnesses

Wednesday 20 June 2018, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Roger Burnley, Chief Executive Officer, ASDA
  • Christopher Brown, Sustainable Business Director, ASDA

At 10.30am

  • Mike Coupe, CEO, Sainsbury's
  • Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, Sainsbury’s

Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, said:

“Grocery retailers do not have a great record of treating their suppliers well, and some of them are cautious about the proposed Sainsbury’s and Asda merger.

“My Committee is holding this session to investigate how the biggest potential shake-up of the grocery market in recent years could affect British farmers and suppliers, as well as consumers.”

Further information

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