Sainsbury’s £1bn reveal is unlikely to move the competition authority | Nils Pratley

The supermarket’s merger with Asda would permanently reshape the UK grocery marketSainsbury’s pitch to the Competition and Markets Authority didn’t work the first time, so here comes chief executive Mike Coupe with another plea. His big reveal was a fi…

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Sainsbury’s to publish price cut data if Asda merger goes ahead

Supermarkets ‘happy to be held to account’ on reducing prices by £1bnSainsbury’s has promised to publish an annual breakdown of the £1bn-worth of price cuts it has promised shoppers if it merges with Asda, as it scrambles to reverse the competition wat…

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Sainsbury’s to publish price cut data if Asda merger goes ahead

Supermarkets ‘happy to be held to account’ on reducing prices by £1bnSainsbury’s has promised to publish an annual breakdown of the £1bn-worth of price cuts it has promised shoppers if it merges with Asda, as it scrambles to reverse the competition wat…

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MPs call for Viagogo boycott and shake-up of ticket touting laws

Committee’s report on live music industry also criticises Google for promoting websiteA committee of MPs has taken the highly unusual step of urging consumers to boycott the ticket resale firm Viagogo, criticising Google for promoting the website and c…

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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger in doubt over ‘extensive competition concerns’

Supermarkets will continue to press case after ‘fundamentally flawed’ CMA analysisThe merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been thrown into serious doubt after Britain’s competition watchdog raised a catalogue of concerns, including higher prices an…

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Digital ad market under fresh scrutiny amid competition concerns

UK government backs investigation into dominance of Facebook and GoogleFacebook and Google could be forced to open up their businesses and share details of how their advertising model works, after the government backed an investigation into concerns th…

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Forcing social-media influencers to be clear about #ads? Good luck with that | Amelia Tait

With seemingly infinite ways for celebrities to blur posts that are adverts, authorities’ efforts are a laughing stockIzzy just wants to tell the world about her skincare regime. The blond teenager has suffered with acne for years – at school, one bull…

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Celebrity social media influencers pledge to change way they post

Clampdown on stars being paid for endorsing products without disclosing firm rewards themMore than a dozen celebrities, including Alexa Chung and Ellie Goulding, have pledged to change the way they label social media posts after Britain’s competition w…

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