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Andrea Felsted

Sainsbury's Lucky Escape

The benefits of buying Nisa Retail were never worth the risk.
Photographer: Jason Alden

It's always heartbreaking to see the apple of your eye run off with another suitor.

J Sainsbury Plc appears to have lost out on the chance to acquire Nisa Retail Ltd. after the wholesaler began exclusive talks with rival Co-Operative Group. It's a lucky escape for the supermarket chain.