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. Asda is considering a move for the discount chain B&M, in what would be the latest attempt by a major supermarket to diversify in the face of growing competition from cheaper rivals. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The move comes after the launch of AmazonFresh, which entered the UK market last year, raising fears that the dominance of the so called big four supermarkets – Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Asda – could be further eroded. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....30 for our £100 if we collected it in store. Asda and Tesco weren’t far behind. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
....”. The move comes after the launch of AmazonFresh, which entered the UK market last year, raising fears that the dominance of the so called big four supermarkets – Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Asda – could be further eroded. ...
Asda considers bid for B&M that would give it access to local stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 04:11:01 PM
. Asda is considering a move for the discount chain B&M, in what would be the latest attempt by a major supermarket to diversify in the face of growing competition from cheaper rivals. ...
Argos and Asda apologise over 'exploding' glass tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:32:17 AM
. Argos and Asda have apologised to customers after similar models of glass-topped patio tables “exploded” in the heat, but rejected calls for a national product recall. ...
WARNING: Don’t get burnt for cash on your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:21:00 AM
....One of the worst things to do is buy travel money at the last minute from an airport foreign exchange kiosk. You can get superior rates ordering online in advance through Asda, FairFX, ICE, the Post Office, Tesco and other websites. ...
Is standing up the new sitting down? | Stefan Stern image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:06:27 AM
....But there are some upstanding role models from the business world who might support the idea of getting out of your chair a bit more often. Archie Norman, the former Asda boss and incoming chairman at Marks and Spencer, was famously a fan of the meeting held with all participants standing. ...
Tesco continues savings drive as it cuts 1,200 head-office jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:05:11 AM
....Tesco is not alone in trying to cut costs. Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose have also closed stores in recent years while Asda has cut jobs as all the big grocers try to keep costs down. ...
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:11:01 AM
.... He said the warm weather was likely to fuel further sales growth. Morrisons came out among the top four grocers – which includes Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. ...
Asda is named worst supermarket in treatment of suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:49:44 PM
. Asda has been named as the worst of the UK’s major supermarkets in its treatment of suppliers. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....Lidl is opening its first stores in the US this week as part of a plan to open about 100 by the middle of next year, while Aldi is in the middle of a $3bn-plus expansion plan to take its total number of US stores to 2,000 by the end of next year. In the UK, the traditional big four supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have all lost market share in recent years to the rapidly expanding German chains. ...
Monty Don: Supermarket plant sales cut customer choice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:32:41 PM
.... . Inviting Monty Don for a visit to talk to buyers, Asda said it works with a network of expert growers to ensure it offered quality. ...
Walmart asking staff to deliver online orders on their way home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:36:59 PM
.... The announcement came ahead of Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting on Friday. Walmart, which owns Asda in the UK, is the world’s largest retailer and made $486bn revenue last year, compared with Amazon’s $136bn. ...
Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:53:37 AM
....All 10 leading grocers also recorded growth, with average sales up 1. 6% across the big four supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. ...
Strong sales growth at Aldi and Lidl takes their market share to 12% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:55:13 AM
....8% and at Lidl by 18. 3% in the 12 weeks to 21 May, while the UK’s big four supermarkets, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, collectively grew by just 1. ...
EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
.... About 70% of its customers said they would definitely recommend their provider to others. The supermarket brands Tesco Mobile and Asda Mobile also scored strongly in third and fourth place. ...
More tofu? Supermarkets flesh out their vegan credentials as clean eating grows image
....Tesco says demand for vegetarian and vegan readymeals and snacks has soared 40% in the past year, prompting the UK’s biggest supermarket to introduce new labelling to flag up all its vegan products. The Tesco move comes a few months after rival grocer Asda became the first UK supermarket to use the Vegan Society trademark on its products, starting with vegan vodka. ...
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. ...

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