Harlow MP meets with Sainsbury’s CEO to discuss what merger means for Harlow
THIS week, MP Robert Halfon met with the Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s to seek assurances for Harlow workers amidst the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger. This was following conversations the Harlow MP has had with Asda on the same issue.
Robert Halfon commented,
“Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsburys’s, came to visit me this week and we had a very constructive meeting. Mike reassured me that no stores would close as a result of the proposed Sainsbury’s and Asda merger and that he is committed to continuing to invest in his employees and in local communities.
I also raised concerns about how the merger could impact petrol prices, however, I was assured that both supermarkets would continue to price competitively and if anything, their prices may go down with increased buying power.
I have had the same conversations with Roger Burnley, Chief Executive of Asda, who also said that fuel costs will continue to be a priority to ensure hard-pressed motorists get the best possible deal.”
We will stay in touch as the merger process continues and I will work hard to ensure we get the best deal for Harlow and the Villages.”
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