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A key decision that could reshape the UK's supermarket sector is due shortly, with Sainsbury's and Asda waiting to hear if their proposed merger can go ahead. Should the deal go through, the combined group would knock Tesco off its perch as the UK's biggest supermarket chain. But concerns over whether shoppers could face higher prices or less choice as a result of the tie-up has led the UK's competition watchdog to put the sector under the microscope. Sainsbury's and Asda - which is owned by US retail giant Walmart - are the second and third largest supermarket chains in the UK. WHY DO THE COMPANIES WANT TO GET TOGETHER? The UK's grocery market is fiercely competitive. Sainsbury's and Asd... Full story

9 February