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Asda and Sainsbury’s merging!

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Undercoverbanana Sat 28-Apr-18 14:31:29

Cos we can all afford Sainsbury’s prices can’t we? Eeeeek.

Cherrypi Sat 28-Apr-18 14:33:14

This is going to cause huge redundancies surely. Hope they don’t get rid of the Sainsbury’s magazine.

AgentProvocateur Sat 28-Apr-18 14:33:32

It’ll no doubt lead to loads of job losses too.

BishopBrennansArse Sat 28-Apr-18 14:33:41

My thoughts exactly. They're not even comparable price wise. Cheesed off, Sainsbos are waaaaay too expensive.

MongerTruffle Sat 28-Apr-18 14:34:04

I'd be surprised if it doesn't violate competition law.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 28-Apr-18 14:34:18

To be honest, I don't think ASDA will survive either way. Walmart aren't making the money that they want from it; so they'll either raise prices or sell up.

That said, Sainsbury's will do it with the intent of overtaking Tesco for biggest market share - so they won't want to alienate the ASDA shoppers and have them go elsewhere; then their purchase would be pointless.

It'll be interesting to see what happens.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 28-Apr-18 14:35:24

* I'd be surprised if it doesn't violate competition law.*

I thought this - expert opinion appears to be that it may well be allowed as Tesco we're allowed to take over Bookers; but if it's not, they'd need to sell off a couple of hundred stores to make it acceptable.

BeyondThePage Sat 28-Apr-18 14:35:51

It is to combine purchasing power - the brands will stay separate... for now...

ChikiTIKI Sat 28-Apr-18 14:36:11

ASbury's? SainDA? smile

JenBarber Sat 28-Apr-18 14:39:29


The combination of that particular green and orange will be quite offensive to the eyes.

Undercoverbanana Sat 28-Apr-18 14:53:05

I’ll be sticking with Aldi.

Great prices, such friendly, helpful staff and I am in and out of there really quickly.

CakeOfThePan Sat 28-Apr-18 14:56:18

It seems an odd partnership to me.
It makes me feel a bit sad and I don’t know why

fascinated Sat 28-Apr-18 14:57:09

Well that’s the nail in the coffin for me - Sainsbury’s rubbish online system and rude driver this am has pushed me halfway back towards Tesco anyway....

Takfujuimoto Sat 28-Apr-18 15:08:22

Fuck it I'm going to turn my garden into a mini farm, get a goat for milk some chickens and put my eldest to work on a veg patch and stat mandatory family fishing/foregoing weekends.

Takfujuimoto Sat 28-Apr-18 15:09:11


Lentilbaby Sat 28-Apr-18 15:11:25

The brands apparently would continue separately.

dreamingofsun Sat 28-Apr-18 15:45:01

nightmare. i quite like sainsburys its nearly as nice as waitrose and cheaper. Asda i wouldnt touch with a barge pole and a lot of stuff my MIL buys from there is inedable

sounds a very strange combination - i would have thought the target audiences quite different

Vanillamanilla1 Sat 28-Apr-18 15:51:06

More like Asbos

HappenstanceMarmite Sat 28-Apr-18 15:51:44

Oh dear. I like Sainsburys, dislike ASDA. I can’t see this working for anyone.

BonnieF Sat 28-Apr-18 15:54:29

Asda has been struggling for while.

It has been hit hardest of the ‘big 4’ by Aldi & Lidl, because it was the cheapest, and that’s why most of its customers shopped there. When It’s no longer the cheapest, its customers vote with their feet.

The competition authorities won’t be happy about this, and will force them to sell a lot of stores in
places like Derby where there are 4 big Sainsbury’s and 2 Asda but only 1 Tesco & 1 Morrison’s.

Justwanttoweeinpeace Sat 28-Apr-18 15:57:49

I'd be nervous if I worked for either. Looks like they'll keep the brands separate but merge the operations. I guess with Tesco-booker coming from one end and Aldi / Lidl coming from the other they think added scale will stop them getting pushed out.

I don't want to lose Sainsbury's, I'm a nearly but not Waitrose budget. I don't want to drop quality or increase my spend.

I found Aldi a pita to shop and they don't deliver do they?

Vanillamanilla1 Sat 28-Apr-18 15:57:51

I'm with a company ( 2 brands ) that have merged but under the same umbrella ...apparently
2 major companies
For the customer, no different apart from a few extra benefits ... for the employee it's absolutely disgusting how it's ended up and the worst I've ever seen it and I've been there 16 years
Everyone try spare a thought for those the other side of the counter
I'm guessing they'll be loads of perks for the customer but the employee will see , wages cut , more pressure to ' sell on ' .. overtime cut ... more pressure for shift managers to replace floor staff.. less sick pay , less holiday pay .. loads going on behind the scenes

Efrig Sat 28-Apr-18 16:05:44

Asda is rubbish shock I sincerely hope Sainsbury’s don’t adopt their quality.

DoryNow Sat 28-Apr-18 17:14:07

Strange how different parts of the country have different quality service from the same chain. Round here ASDA are a great store , 2 huge shops locally with good reputation & several more slightly further afield. The online app can be a pain but once set up the delivery or click & collect is good. We also have Tesco & Sainsbo of different sizes,who deliver so not bad for out in the sticks!

Lentilbaby Sat 28-Apr-18 20:59:16

I have seen this before in a company I worked for years ago.
Good point and definitely something that needs to brought to the attention of the general public.

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