The competition watchdog found there were 629 locations across the UK where the combination could create a “substantial lessening of competition” – and warned it would be “difficult for the companies to address the concerns it had identified”.

Do the CMA’s damning findings spell the end of Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe’s reign?

The team are joined by TCC Global insights director Bryan Roberts to discuss the ramifications for Coupe, Sainsbury’s and Asda.