Issa brothers’ Asda swoop sparks competition concerns

Asda petrol station

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has raised competition concerns over the Issa brothers taking over Asda petrol forecourts – but has also opened the door to rubber-stamping the deal.

The competition watchdog said it was concerned about increased fuel prices for consumers in 37 areas of the UK if the deal for Asda and its petrol stations struck by the Issa brothers and TDR Capital goes through in its current state.

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