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The Co-op snaps up Somerfield

The just-food interview – Peter Marks, The Co-op

The Co-operative Group's takeover of Somerfield is set to shake up the UK food retail scene and, although some questions remain over the future of the enlarged business, Co-op chief executive Peter Marks believes he...

Somerfield buy takes Co-op into big league

Somerfield buy takes Co-op into big league

UK retailer The Co-operative Group finally got its man today (16 July) with the announcement of its GBP1.6bn (US$3.2bn) takeover of Somerfield. The acquisition will make the Co-op the country's fifth-largest retailer but, as Dean Best reports, questions are being asked over how easy it will be to digest Somerfield - and compete with the "big four".