Sainsbury’s is “being good to itself” with its proposed acquisition of Asda

The recent announcement that Sainsbury’s has tabled a USD 10bn offer for Asda, the UK supermarket chain owned by US retailing behemoth Walmart, brought back memories of Morrisons USD 7bn takeover of Safeway over 14 years ago, back in 2004.

Amazon & Whole Foods Market deliver a big surprise

Friday’s announcement that Amazon is to acquire Whole Foods Market will have traditional grocery retail chains watching with interest and some trepidation.

Can Tesco deliver its acquisition of Booker?

It is quite rare in today’s M&A world that a deal is announced which catches the competitors of the instigating company unaware, but late last week such a deal occurred.

Sainsbury’s fast tracks its click & collect order for Argos

After a year of speculation, the Home Retail Group (Argos to you and me) saw the wrangling for its ownership finally take a clearer direction on Friday, when J Sainsbury Plc tabled a £1.1bn offer for the UK-based general merchandise retailer.

Poundland to spend rather more than £1 on its first purchase since listing

Discount retailer Poundland has agreed to buy fellow low-cost chain 99p Stores in its first acquisition since becoming a publicly-listed company.