IRELAND: Superquinn approached on takeover possibility
Irish supermarket operator Superquinn told just-food today (28 August) that it has received takeover approaches from UK-based retailers.
However, the company emphasised that it has not placed itself on the block.
"Superquinn is not actively up for sale," a spokesperson for Superquinn said. "What has happened is that the advisers to the owners of Superquinn have been approached by some interested parties - apparently UK-based retailers."
Rumours that Asda is eyeing entry into the Irish retail sector surfaced last month, when a spokesperson for the retail giant told just-food: "We have no plans to move into the Republic of Ireland… But never say never."
Asda was unavailable for further comment as just-food went to press.
Superquinn has 23 stores and a 7% share of the Irish grocery market.
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