Sources inform that in recent weeks the Mega Retail Ltd. trustees have contacted a number of business people in an attempt to persuade them to submit bids to acquire the chain. The trustees hope to get NIS 250-300 million for the supermarket chain, not including inventory. There were few bids, and the trustees believe that Antitrust Authority director general Adv. Michal Halperin will not allow a merger between Mega and Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd. (TASE:RMLI), as has in any case already been officially stated. Moti Ben-Moshe planned to submit a bid at the deadline. Rami Levy Chain Stores controlling shareholder Rami Levy, who previously bid only NIS 120 million for the chain, plans to renew his bid. It is believed that Rami Levy is making his current bid with a partner, possibly even in a format in which he will have a minority holding, in an attempt to overcome the difficult obstacle of the Antitrust Authority director general's opposition. Brothers Ilan and Sasi Sheva, two of the owners of the Bicurie Hasade Darom Agricultural Produce Marketing (2002) Ltd, are expected to renew their bid, but without Of-Oz company owner Uzi Mahlab, who is apparently out of the picture. They bid NIS 160 million for Mega in the previous round. Businessman Eli Lahav is also expected to join one of the bidders.