The Sainsbury's-Asda merger: Traidcraft's letter to the CMA

June 2016

Traidcraft Exchange have written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as they start to consider the proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda. We are concerned that, without adequate regulation, the merged supermarket will have the power to purchase unfairly from its supply chain. This will lead to unsustainable and uncompetitive supply chains.