OFT considers Jewson branch sale offer

Published:  10 February, 2012

COVENTRY: The Office of Fair Trading is considering an offer by Jewson to sell a branch in each of 22 local areas to remedy competition concerns raised by its completed acquisition of Build Center.

Jewson and Leamington Spa-based Build Center are two of the country's largest general builders' merchants. Jewson has a chain of 510 general builders' merchants in the UK operating under the Jewson and 'Gibbs and Dandy' brands and also operates some specialist building materials distribution businesses.

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