By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments
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The announcement over the weekend that Sainsbury’s wants to buy Asda is concerning. In particular it is concerning for towns, such as Flint, where we have both an Asda and a Sainsbury’s right next door to each other. There are questions over the future of these sites and it will now be for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to check if this merger is in the public interest.

The minister wanted to give assurances for the consumer, but when I pushed him on the hundreds of retail workers he said nothing. I want the Government to take action to ensure that no stores are closed and all jobs are protected.

The CMA has only started its investigation and I will continue to keep up pressure to ensure that we see no job losses.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I have joined over 120 other MPs in co-signing a letter to the Chief Executives of all major supermarkets to pressure them to commit to the elimination of plastic packing from their own branded goods by 2023, if not sooner.

This follows the trail blazing announcement by Iceland, whose Head Office is based in Flintshire, who announced this week that it will be plastic free within five years. The current plastic packaging would be replaced with paper and pulp trays and paper bags, which would be recyclable through domestic waste collections or in-store recycling facilities. Read more “Calling on supermarkets to ban plastics”