Why would J Sainsbury plc buy Home Retail Group plc?

Would combining the two groups make sense?

Updated: 
Photo credit: Elliott Brown. Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With Home Retail's (LSE: HOME) Argos' logistical prowess and Sainsbury's (LSE: SBRY) vast footprint of stores ready for eager customers to come click-and-collecting, combining the two groups might just make sense — *might*...

One of our top analysts has put together a BRAND-NEW free report for 2016 called A Top Growth Share From The Motley Fool, featuring a mid-cap firm enjoying strong growth that looks set to continue. To find out its name and why we like it for free and without any obligations, click here now!

More reading

Owain Bennallack has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.


Sainsbury Had a Robust Performance for 1H: CFO