FWD support for Somerfield

The FWD has told the Competition Commission it is in favour of Somerfield’s deal to acquire 114 of Morrison’s smaller stores.

The FWD said it favoured the acquisition to prevent “further damaging acquisition by Tesco or Sainsbury – redressing the balance which has been allowed to benefit these two dominant and predatory corporations”.

But it also pressed its case for a 12-month moratorium on all superstore acquisitions.

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