Thomas Cook to be UK's largest retailer

Cook given go-ahead to create UK's biggest travel retailer

 

Thomas Cook is expected to complete its retail merger with The Co-operative Group by the end of the financial year after getting a provisional green light for the deal from the Competition Commission.

The deal, which also includes the Midlands Co-operative Society, will create the UK's largest retail travel chain and also the second biggest high street foreign exchange business, after the Post Office.