Unions warn of job cuts and store closures at Asda
The £15bn merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s could put 13 supermarkets in the North West at risk of closure.
The mammoth deal is set to take two years to complete but unions are warning that it could lead to thousands of job losses and closures across the region.
According to the GMB around 75 stores and distribution centres across the UK would be under threat.
If the merger goes ahead the new chain would be the biggest in the UK – overtaking Tesco – with £50bn sales and 2,000 stores.
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