Facing stiff competition, the obvious solution is for Sainsbury's and Asda to grow their customer base and revenues, while cutting their margins, through a merger.
In 2017 the US retail giant Amazon spent nearly $14 billion to acquire the Whole Foods Market grocery chain. What are the motivations behind this acquisition and who will be the winners and losers?
Labels for boutique beers made by giant corporations may give the impression that a tiny craft brewery slapped them on the bottles. That confusion is by design.
Acquiring companies that don't complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.
Does 21st century corporate logic contain the seeds of its own destruction?
Amazon has pledged to continue slashing prices at Whole Foods now that it's acquired the organic food mecca. Will that mean more affordable organic food for more people -- delivered overnight?
A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe's largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
The market sends us many signals on mergers and acquisitions, and there's a few simple tricks to understanding them.
AT&T's planned merger would add to a growing list of mega deals that have not only harmed consumers and exacerbated inequality but also undermined our democracy.
Companies looking to expand through overseas acquisition do better with a private equity fund on their side.
Uber is exiting the race for dominance in China's ride-hailing market and selling its stake to rival Didi Chuxing.
How will Verizon benefit from the mega-merger between its subsidiary AOL and Yahoo?
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
How research led one academic to change his mind after standing against the euro and other elements of EU integration.
China's recent splurge on corporate acquisitions has demonstrated an ability to create value that outstrips its western rivals.
The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse have agreed to merge but the terms may prove costly.
While oil prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not.