The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published details of 38 sites MFG plans to sell in order to avoid a detailed investigation into its takeover of MFG.

The disclosure came in a notice from the CMA which detailed for the first time the undertakings MFG has offered to remedy its concerns.

The CMA has revealed the local areas where it believes competition could be affected because of “overlaps” between MFG and MRH sites, and it has listed the sites MFG is willing to sell (see table below).

MFG will be expected to either sell the freehold of the sites, or subject to the CMA’s approval and with further competition safeguards, it may lease them.

In its assessment of the undertakings by MFG, the CMA also revealed that MFG had provided evidence that there are several potential suitable purchasers for all the sites.

The CMA gave notice that it proposes to accept the undertakings, but before the final decision is made it will allow interested parties to make representations, and it may make modifications to the undertakings as a result.

The deadline for comments is November 5.

Area                                                                              Divestment Site(s)

MFG Ashford/MFG East Stour/MRH                 MFG Ashford

Beaver/MRH Hothfield

MFG Barnet/MFG New Barnet/MFG                  MFG Barnet and MRH Cockfosters

Potters Bar/MRH Whetstone/MRH

Cockfosters/MRH Southgate

MFG Bawbee/MRH Leven                               MFG Bawbee

MFG Bear Cross/MFG Hamworthy/MFG            MFG Bear Cross and MRH Longfleet

Bournmouth Road/MRH Wallisdown/MRH

Oakdale/MRH East Howe/MRH Longfleet

MFG Beaumont/MRH Kings Norton               MFG Beaumont

MFH Brighton Road/MRH Whitgift/MRH         MFG Brighton Road

Hayling Down

MFG Calne/MRH Pippin                               MFG Calne

MFG Canvey Island/MFG Kents Hill/MRH       MFG Canvey Island and MRH Manor

Canvey Island/MRH Long Road/

MRH Manor

MFG Carlton Square/MFG                            MRH East Lane and MFG Sportsman

Sportsman/MRH East Lane/MRH


MFG Fairfield/MRH Newbridge                     MFG Fairfield

MFG Finsbury Park/MFG Stamford                MFG Finsbury Park and MRH Stamford Hill

Hill/MFG Ambassador/MRH Hornsey

Road/MRH Hornsey Rise/MRH Stamford


MFG Hanwell/MRH Studley Grange/MRH        MFG Hanwell


MFG Hastings/MFG Bexhill/MRH Glyne          MFG Bexhill and MFG Hastings

Gap/MRH Sidley

MFG Kenilworth/MRH Warwick Road             MRH Warwick Road

MFG Killay/MRH Dunvant                            MFG Killay

MFG Lymm/ MRH Cheshireways                   MRH Cheshireways

MFG Mid-Cornwall/MRH Cornish                   MFG Mid-Cornwall


MFG New John Street/MRH Key Hill               MRH Key Hill

MFG Northwick/MFG St Stephens/MRH           MRH Castle and MRH Blackpole

Castle/MRH Blackpole

MFG Pwllmeyric/MFG Almondsbury/MRH        MFG Pwllmeyric

Chepstow/MRH Patchway

MFG Riviera/MRH Riviera                           MRH Riviera

MFG Sparkford/MFG Fosse Way                  MFG Sparkford

Garage/MRH Hazelgrove/MRH

Podimore/MRH Lydford

MFG Styal Road/MRH Civic Centre             MFG Styal Road

MFG Swallow/MRH Felling/MRH                  MRH Felling and MRH Gateshead


MRH Runnymede/MFG Egham MFG Egham

MFG Walton House/MFG Parkhurst/MRH        MFG Walton House and MRH Moleside

Moleside/MRH Palace/MRH Shepperton

MFG Thamesmead/MRH Lakedale               MRH Lakedale

MFG Grays/MRH Chafford/MRH                    MFG Grays


MFG Romford/MRH                                    MFG Romford

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