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....Still, as we await the group’s results this week, M&S is going through one of its periodic attempts to do things differently by updating itself. Its newish chief exec, Steve Rowe, is to be joined by a fresh chairman, former Asda chief executive Archie Norman. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
. Marks & Spencer’s share price has improved 10% since Archie Norman, lately of ITV and once of Asda, was named as the next chairman earlier this month. ...
Marks & Spencer’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Still, as we await the group’s results this week, M&S is going through one of its periodic attempts to do things differently by updating itself. Its newish chief exec, Steve Rowe, is to be joined by a fresh chairman, former Asda chief executive Archie Norman. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
. Asda has reported falling sales for an 11th quarter in a row as it continues to lose ground to its rivals. ...
Supermarkets step up wonky fruit and veg push image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:57:36 PM
....Sainsbury has started a campaign to encourage use of blemished bananas, while Morrisons has a new "wonky" range that includes avocados for 39p. Others, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, have also branched out into selling misshapen fresh items. ...
These are the UK markets I’d meddle in. What would yours be? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 06:00:39 AM
.... But if you’re on the M1 and pull into Newport Pagnell services, the granddaddy of Britain’s motorway service stations (it opened in 1959), you’ll be charged 138p – making it almost certainly the most expensive petrol in the country. That means you pay an extra £13 if you fill up there compared to a nearby Asda or Morrisons forecourt. ...
Aldi plans to open up to eight stores in some UK towns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:56:14 PM
....7bn. At the time Barnes said it would keep cutting prices to keep them below the likes of Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons, even “if losses are an inevitable consequence”. ...
Funeral and cremation fees are rising at inflation-busting rates image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:35:00 PM
....Jones says funeral plans also allow people to set out any last wishes: “This can be helpful for those left behind. ” Over-50s life cover is a popular option, used to fund one in seven funerals and sold by Asda, Aviva, British Seniors, Churchill, Direct Line, Legal & General, the Post Office, SunLife and Tesco Bank. ...
Revealed: Britain's cheapest supermarket prices for your weekly shop image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 04:48:00 PM
. The German retailer was found to offer lower prices on 31 out of 33 items than the biggest four supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons, as  tracked  by The Grocer magazine. ...
M&S puts faith in fashion novice from Halfords and retail veteran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:04:47 PM
....Insiders say Norman and Rowe have established a rapport and that the 63-year-old City grandee would not have taken the job if he did not have confidence in his chief executive, who began his retail career aged 15 as a Saturday boy at M&S’s Croydon store in south London. Norman, who is feted for turnarounds including at Asda and ITV, is said to beaware of the challenges M&S faces as it grapples with a 130-year high street legacy that includes more than 300 clothing stores and a food business that is showing early signs of losing momentum. ...
Asda and Morrisons cut petrol prices as oil price plummets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 11:00:27 AM
. Morrisons and Asda have cut the price of petrol for the second time in a week amid a supermarket price war prompted by sharp falls in the underlying price of crude. ...
FTSE 100 boosted by Pearson and IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:08:03 AM
....Marks and Spencer rose 4. 95% after the retail giant announced it had appointed former Asda boss Archie Norman as its new chairman. ...
M&S lifts share price after naming Archie Norman as chairman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:38:50 AM
. Marks & Spencer investors have backed the appointment of retail industry veteran Archie Norman, the former Asda chief executive, as its new chairman. ...
Marks and Spencer names Archie Norman as new chairman image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 06:29:06 AM
....Retail veteran and former Conservative MP Archie Norman has been named Marks and Spencer's new chairman. Mr Norman, who built his reputation as boss of Asda, will replace Robert Swannell, who joined M&S in 2010. ...
Lidl on course to surpass Waitrose and enter UK supermarket top seven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:24:46 AM
....”. Kantar said premium own-label products were popular among shoppers, for example “The Best” line at Morrisons, which has pulled in more affluent customers since its launch last year, helping the Bradford-based grocer become the fastest-growing supermarket among the big four – including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. ...
Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The buildings belong to Bakkavor, the international food manufacturer behind the mass withdrawal of the product from British supermarket shelves after customers complained of a metallic taste. These units off the Hanger Lane gyratory system – among 30 facilities on 19 different UK sites – manufacture hummus and other dips on an industrial scale for supermarket giants including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, the Co-op, Asda and Morrisons, who sell them under their own brands. ...
Airport duty-free prices not always cheapest, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
....Bargain airport prices for favourites such as gin and Toblerone are now likely to be cheaper at the supermarket, Which? has found. A 360g bar of Toblerone cost £4 at Bristol World Duty Free but £3 at Asda, while a 70cl bottle of Tanqueray gin cost £18 at Heathrow Terminal 2 and £15 at Morrisons, the consumer group found. ...
Why dental floss and kippers explain your rising post-Brexit shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:37:34 PM
....co. uk compiled data from Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Morrisons and found that, while milk stood still at £1 for four pints everywhere, the cost of an exotic fish supper has increased markedly since last October. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
. The supermarket chain Asda has relaunched its value Smart Price food range as Farm Stores, reigniting the row about retailers’ controversial use of “fake farm” brands to sell products. ...
Fashion for gluten- and dairy-free continues to grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:40:54 AM
....The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicate that prices for butter, fish, tea and skincare have risen in the 12 weeks to 26 March, while categories including crisps, bacon, chocolate and fresh poultry have seen prices fall. Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl have continued to increase sales by about 15%, whereas Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda saw their sales decline slightly. ...
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:14 AM
....8%, after introducing more fresh and chilled lines. Bigger rivals Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda have seen sales and market share slip. ...
Poundland takes on Asda with low-cost clothing range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:34:00 PM
.... A small range of low-price clothing items, such as socks, leggings and babygrows will also be available in 577 Poundland stores by the end of April. Andy Bond, the former Asda boss who heads the European arm of Steinhoff, said: “We are putting clothing into big Poundlands. ...
Please bring back my old British Airways | Victoria Coren Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:15 AM
.... When Ryanair announces a new plan to halve seat sizes, ban books or remove toilets entirely and replace them with small cardboard beakers, a thrifty holidaymaker hears the comforting bell of frugality. That minibreak in Stockholm suddenly doesn’t seem so self-indulgent; she books it quickly, mentally tapping her back pocket like in the old Asda adverts. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:57:17 PM
....Fewer than 200 of Tesco's 3,500 UK stores have trolleys which need a coin or keyring token to use them. Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have said their trolleys accept both the old coins and tokens and the new ones. ...
Cauliflower prices slashed as UK's warm weather leads to glut image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 05:05:46 PM
....Morrisons is to cut cauliflower prices to 75p early next week, after Tesco cut its prices from £1 to 79p this week. Asda cut its price to 70p on Thursday, compared with the 95p it was charging in late February. ...
Petrol and diesel prices cut amid pressure on retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:15:07 PM
....Wholesale prices have dropped and motoring organisations have suggested this merits reduced pump prices. Tesco and Morrisons are cutting prices by 2p a litre on Friday, and Asda and Sainsbury's said they would reduce prices by up to 2p a litre on Saturday. ...
New £1 coin: Tesco to unlock every trolley as it misses deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 01:37:58 PM
....The unlocking of the Tesco fleet at 200 of its biggest stores across the UK could provoke a fresh surge of trolley abuse, with shoppers having no financial incentive to return them. Other supermarket groups including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl said their trolleys had been fully converted. ...
Make your money go the distance this summer image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:02:00 PM
.... . Instead, use an online currency service, such as Asda, ICE, FairFX, M&S, Post Office, Tesco or Travelex, who offer home delivery for around £5, or nothing at all on larger orders. ...
Asda withdraws Slimzone meals amid row with Slimming World image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:10:47 AM
. The supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn a range of slimming meals after a disagreement with weight loss organisation Slimming World. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
....The bigger supermarkets, including Morrisons and Sainsbury's, say their trolleys will accept both the new and old £1 coin, as well as tokens used to resemble them. Asda told customers not to "worry about our trolleys" which will accept the new £1 coin, the existing version and trolley tokens. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
.... . Big stores like Waitrose, Sainsburys and Asda said they do not allow drivers to unload, considering it safer for warehouse staff to do so. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
. Asda is offering staff a higher wage in exchange for a new contract which will introduce unpaid breaks and a requirement to work over Bank Holidays. ...
Petrol price war sparked as supermarket SLASHES fuel costs amid tumbling oil prices image
. Asda is cutting petrol prices by 2p a litre from tomorrow and more supermarkets are expected to follow suit in the coming days. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....7bn for gambling firms last year. When it comes to groceries, Tesco remains the most popular choice, with 62% of consumers putting it in their top three, followed by Sainsbury’s, Asda and Aldi. ...
The farming revolution that aims to bring free-range milk to Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....Free Range Dairy’s most noticed innovation has been a piece of branding: the Pasture Promise label, guaranteeing that the milk comes from cows that have grazed outdoors for the minimum six months. This month Asda agreed to initially stock Free Range Dairy farmers milk in 109 of its stores. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
.... In Italy working as a barista is not a bad thing,” she said, adding that her first mission was to learn English. For Congo-born Elie Kankolongdu, 20, who has been in the UK for five years, Pret is a step up from working in warehouses for Tesco and Asda. ...
Food inflation doubles in a month as UK shoppers start to feel the pinch image
....The rise in food prices ends a run of falling costs that began in September 2014 as supermarket competition in the sector intensified and companies stepped up price wars. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said that supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – the so-called big four – were now benefiting from rising prices. ...
Asda fined over dead mice and flies at Enfield depot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:30:00 PM
. Supermarket chain Asda has been fined £300,000 for food safety breaches after inspectors found dead mice and flies at its north London home delivery depot. ...
Asda fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies found at delivery depot image
. Asda has been fined £300,000 after dead mice and flies were discovered in the aisles of a home delivery depot that distributes food to online shoppers across London and Essex. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....”. Britain’s biggest four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – are overhauling their business models in response to dramatic changes in how Britain buys its food. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
. Asda, Britain’s third largest supermarket chain and owner of the George brand, is imposing harsher payment terms on its clothing suppliers as it attempts to turn the business around. ...
Sainsbury's named world's best sustainable seafood supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:01:42 AM
....This year Sainsbury’s reached not only the top spot in Britain but also the number one position worldwide with the most MSC-labelled products of any national supermarket – a total of 225 MSC-certified sustainable choices. In contrast, rivals Asda and Morrisons lurk at the bottom of the league with only a handful of products. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
....Supermarkets are coy on just how much they source from the UK, with Morrisons the only one of the "Big Four" to answer my email on this question. Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's did not reply. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
....”. Ocado, the internet-only grocery delivery company, took second spot ahead of other online competitors including Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
....At the end of last year industry groups representing the major supermarkets and food manufacturers warned that EU workers provided “an essential reservoir of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour” and without them food prices would rise. The open letter to the government was signed by 30 food and drink industry bodies, including the Food and Drink Federation, which represents major suppliers, including Marmite maker Unilever and Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods; the British Retail Consortium, which counts Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons among its members, and the National Farmers Union. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....3m in the six months to the end of July, even before a £25m write down of property assets where it no longer wants to build stores. Its “big four” supermarket rivals – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have already pushed through restructuring plans in the face of an increasingly competitive landscape and the growth of online shopping. ...
Tesco's plan bee:  spilt supermarket sugar to help feed hungry honey bees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 08:35:10 AM
....Amid growing attention to the scale of the UK’s food waste, supermarkets are under pressure to reduce it throughout their supply chains. Asda and the sugar brand Silver Spoon have reviewed sugar waste to see where most of it occurs, and have since improved and strengthened packaging to avoid bags breaking. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
....”. While their pace of growth has slowed in the past two or three years, Aldi and Lidl now control nearly 11% of the UK grocery market after the major players Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda all lost share. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....But Amazon is just the tip of a huge consumer iceberg. A quick trawl of other “connection services” suggests there are many out there offering to put people through to a vast range of household names, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, npower, O2, BT, Sky, Argos, Asda, BA, Royal Mail, HMRC, the DVLA, TV Licensing and even the Dartford Crossing. ...
Tip of the iceberg: lettuce rationing broadens to broccoli and cabbage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 05:36:12 PM
....Lettuce rationing has proved to be just the tip of the iceberg: the UK’s third largest supermarket has introduced a ban on bulk purchases of aubergines, broccoli, loose courgettes and cabbage. Asda said it was limiting bulk purchases to six items on iceberg lettuce and each of the other vegetables as an almost unprecedented cold and wet weather in southern Spain has hit supplies. ...
What the dip in sterling means for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....” Ignore misleading claims that airport booths sell commission-free money, the real cost is what consumer group Which? calls their “notoriously poor” exchange rates. These days, you typically find the best rates online on sites run by Asda, ICE, FairFX, M&S, Post Office, Moneycorp, Tesco and Travelex among others. ...
Let’s move to Newport, Isle of Wight: ‘Its quaint alleys hide jewels’ image
.... Take its capital, Newport. On the face of it, this is a humdrum town of Prezzos and Carphone Warehouses, where the height of civic excitement is the opening this year of the new Asda. ...
Jingle tills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:08:49 PM
....But putting it into context, a lot of the good results now are set against a backdrop of pretty weak performances the previous year. If you look at the grocery sector in 2015, Tesco and Morrisons were both implementing turnaround plans, while Sainsbury's and Asda also faced sales challenges. ...
Tesco hails turnaround as festive sales increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:18:49 AM
....9% rise in sales at Waitrose’s growing number of in-store cafes, restaurants, wine and snack bars. Asda, the UK’s third biggest supermarket chain, is expected to have had a trickier trading period. ...
Prices of Oxo, Bisto and Mr Kipling to rise after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:38:42 PM
.... The rise brings to an end a run of falling prices that began in September 2014 as competition in the sector intensified and supermarkets stepped up their price wars. Premier has been in talks for months with major supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda over price hikes likely to be close to 5% on some ranges. ...
Tesco announces 1,000 job losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 05:18:34 PM
....The announcement comes as Tesco prepares to issue a trading statement on Thursday that will give details of its retail performance over the Christmas period. Like its main High Street rivals - Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons - the supermarket chain has been struggling to maintain market share in the face of competition from German discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Tesco cuts women's razor prices to end ‘sexist pricing’ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 10:17:21 AM
....Research by the Fawcett Society in July 2016 looked at a basket of supermarket own-brand products including triple-blade disposable razors, shaving cream, spray-on antiperspirant deodorant and body spray. The Society said the "sexist pricing" for products varied widely, ranging from 22% more in Asda to 56% more in Morrisons. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... In February, RBS will announce its ninth consecutive year of losses – which have already topped £50bn since its bailout. Sean ClarkeAlready six months into his role running Asda, the UK arm of US retail giant Walmart, Clarke has inherited a business that has dropped into third place out of four big UK supermarkets. ...
Supermarkets to rake in £900m in Christmas spend on Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:55:13 PM
....In the past few years, discounters Aldi and Lidl have taken a bigger slice of the Christmas pie by tempting shoppers with luxury foods such as lobster and champagne at bargain prices. This year, the major supermarkets have fought back, with Asda offering seasonal packs of vegetables such as carrots and potatoes for 20p, and Lidl slashing its price to 19p to undercut Tesco’s 39p packs, which were a hit last year. ...
Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe stocks up for future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....The rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl forced all of the big four grocers, including Sainsbury’s, to slash profits to fund price cuts just as they had to close stores which were surplus to requirements thanks to the rise of online shopping. However, two-and-a-half years on, despite a slight drift down in market share, Sainsbury’s has more or less held its own helping it to steal back its position as the UK’s second largest grocer from a shrinking Asda. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
....”. The Lithuanians were sent to work in supply chains producing premium free range eggs for McDonald’s, Tesco, Asda, M&S and the Sainsbury’s Woodland brand. ...
Festive food shoppers brace for battle on ‘frenzied Friday’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....”. Bosses at Asda and Waitrose expect Friday to be the most frenetic day, with the latter anticipating its till takings will be three and a half times higher than normal Friday trading. ...
Poundland to start selling clothing – but for more than £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:50:20 PM
....Poundland’s advertising once trumpeted “Yes! Everything’s £1!” but that pledge could be ditched as the bargain chain’s new owners move into clothing sales. Andy Bond, the former Asda boss who now heads Poundland as the boss of Pepkor Europe, an arm of South African group Steinhoff International, which bought the retailer for £610m in September, said he wanted to introduce the group’s Pep & Co clothing to every store – and it would not all be priced at £1. ...
UK grocery prices falling by lowest rate in more than two years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:52:35 AM
....2% reported last month. Sales fell at Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, by 0. ...
Shoppers splash out on premium treats image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:28:30 AM
....Figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 4 December show a 13% sales rise for the products, despite sluggish growth overall for food retailers. Sales of Morrisons' The Best range are up 35%, Asda's Extra Special products have increased sales by 15%, while Aldi's Specially Selected is up 10%. ...
7,000 tonnes of dried fruit: inside the world's largest mince pie factory image
....The factory’s manager, Simon Wood, is on hand to scrutinise the process, which is tweaked and refined for each customer according to their demands. This year Wood and his technical staff have been asked by Asda to close the notorious mince pie “air gap” – the space between filling and lid which means the whole pie collapses at first bite. ...
Amazon Go checkout-free stores look set to come to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:54:59 AM
.... The Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane warned earlier this year that 15m UK jobs could eventually be lost to robots. Amazon has rejected reports that it intends to open more than 2,000 physical grocery stores in the US, including shops as big as 40,000 sq ft – about the same size as an Asda store. ...
UK food prices will rise without EU workers, say trade groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 06:30:35 PM
....Food prices will rise unless the government ensures EU citizens can work in the UK after Brexit, according to industry groups representing the major supermarkets and food manufacturers, including the owner of Marmite. The open letter to the government is signed by 30 food and drink industry bodies, including the Food and Drink Federation, which represents major suppliers, including Marmite maker Unilever and Mr Kipling owner Premier foods; the British Retail Consortium, which counts Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons among its members, and the National Farmers Union. ...
Reality Check image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:00:19 PM
.... . Of the comparable supermarkets that they also looked at in 2010, Asda, Morrisons and M&S are more expensive now, Co-op has barely changed and Tesco, Lidl and Sainsbury's are cheaper. ...
Hull's Siemens factory produces first batch of wind turbine blades image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:27:34 PM
.... The blades are precisely moulded, finely finished and then painted. “It’s a million miles away from a supermarket,” said Fiona Wright, 25, who used to work at Asda while studying biomedical science, and now makes the basic structure of the blades atop a mould. ...
Supermarket shoppers can get their Christmas dinner for £20 – survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:00:03 AM
....82, or £2. 48 a head, after shopping around for the best prices at Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland, Good Housekeeping magazine found in its annual festive shopping basket cost survey. ...
How to avoid Ryanair’s £1bn of pricey extras … and fly for free image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 10:30:00 AM
....”. A 250g bag of M&Ms is €4 on its flights, but a 300g bag bought at Asda costs £2. ...
Best discounts and deals on UK Black Friday 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:15:30 PM
Black Friday deals: how to make sure you really do have a bargain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:41:00 PM
.... The tool sits in your browser and notifies you if a product you’re looking at in one store is available for less in another. It doesn’t cover every store or product, but Argos, Game, John Lewis, Asda, B&Q, PC Word, Currys, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Very and others are included, as well as a collection of airlines for tickets. ...
Aldi and Lidl hike milk and banana prices as pound's fall bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 06:55:10 PM
....Discount chains Aldi and Lidl have begun putting up the price of basic groceries, including milk and bananas, as the squeeze from the Brexit-driven fall in the value of the pound hits. The two supermarket companies have raised the price of a four-pint bottle of milk to 99p, from 95p – a 4% lift, which puts them on a par with Asda and just 1p behind Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco. ...

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