Watchdog should look at Tesco/Booker deal’ - Morrisons boss

28 January 2015 .......     Morrisons new chairman Andy Higginson. TJ100691h Picture Tony Johnson

28 January 2015 ....... Morrisons new chairman Andy Higginson. TJ100691h Picture Tony Johnson

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Supermarket giant Tesco’s £3.9bn deal to buy food supplier Booker should be looked at by the competition watchdog, the chairman of Morrisons has claimed.

Andy Higginson, a former finance director at Tesco, said that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will wish to scrutinise the deal.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Higginson said: “I think the CMA will want to look at this in a lot of detail to really understand how it is going to change the market and lead to [Tesco] controlling around 25 per cent of the supply of food into the market.”

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