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. Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 07:44:32 AM
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....While Asda flagged its strategy of cutting prices on key items, a return to grocery price inflation spurred by the fall in the value of sterling is also likely to have helped the chain, owned by US retailer Walmart. Supermarkets have been struggling to cope with the rapid expansion of discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK, which forced them to cut prices on many everyday basics. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Another steady performer is the Christmas pudding. A growing number of retailers are expected to offer premium revamps of the dessert this Christmas, including a Pedro Ximénez sherry and pear pudding at Morrisons and a gluten-free pudding at Lidl. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Like many of my friends, I have a good month if I break even after childcare and travel costs of work are paid out from my salary. We budget our meals, shop at Lidl and tend to eat a lot of lentils. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Lidl overtakes Waitrose as UK shoppers turn to discounters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 07:44:32 AM
. Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
.... Like many of my friends, I have a good month if I break even after childcare and travel costs of work are paid out from my salary. We budget our meals, shop at Lidl and tend to eat a lot of lentils. ...
Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....Another steady performer is the Christmas pudding. A growing number of retailers are expected to offer premium revamps of the dessert this Christmas, including a Pedro Ximénez sherry and pear pudding at Morrisons and a gluten-free pudding at Lidl. ...
Asda returns to sales growth thanks to price cuts and inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 12:17:23 PM
....While Asda flagged its strategy of cutting prices on key items, a return to grocery price inflation spurred by the fall in the value of sterling is also likely to have helped the chain, owned by US retailer Walmart. Supermarkets have been struggling to cope with the rapid expansion of discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK, which forced them to cut prices on many everyday basics. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....7m. The big four supermarkets continue to face intense competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl, and are also facing pricing pressures following the recent fall in the value of the pound. ...
Wilko warns nearly 4,000 staff could lose jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 12:06:40 PM
....Asda recently posted its worst annual figures since being taken over by Walmart in 1999, as fierce competition in the UK supermarket sector took its toll. The supermarket industry is going through massive change as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons cut costs to respond to the threat posed by the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as grocery sales moving online. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
....3bn, as shoppers flocked to cheaper rivals. The supermarket industry is going through massive change as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are forced to cut costs to respond to the threat posed by the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as grocery sales moving online. ...
Sainsbury's cost-saving measures will cut 1,000 head-office jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 04:17:04 PM
....The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain has drafted in McKinsey, the management consultancy, to draw up a headcount reduction plan. All the big supermarket chains have announced job cuts in recent years as they seek to compete with the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 10:52:41 AM
....Customers of the German chain who had already bought Dutch eggs have been told they can return them and be reimbursed. Lidl and Aldi have removed some Dutch eggs from their shelves. ...
Asda posts worst annual figures since Walmart takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 01:21:34 PM
....While shoppers can buy Asda food over the internet, the supermarket has been hit harder than most because it refuses to join rivals in opening smaller stores. The “big four” have also come under attack from discounters Aldi and Lidl, which can undercut their bigger rivals by stocking fewer high-quality ranges. ...
Grocer Booths forced to call in accountants for financial health check image
.... It is its first financial trouble in 170 years and mostly due to the terrible floods and the volatile retail climate,” one source said. The firm has also come under attack from discounters Aldi and Lidl, like other established supermarkets, and faces fierce competition from bigger rivals and online players. ...
Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:59:45 AM
....Sales of supermarkets’ own-label goods rose by nearly 7% year on year in the last three months, according to Kantar, to account for just over 51% of spending, a record high marking a switch away from more expensive brands. Meanwhile, discounters Aldi and Lidl were by far the fastest-growing chains in the UK, with sales up 17. ...
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 acquisition is being viewed as a signal of intent by Amazon to wade into the grocery business. Tesco, along with the other established players, has also been hammered by the emergence of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl, whose entrance onto the grocery scene has sparked a bitter price war that has eroded profit margins. ...
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
.... It has stores on high streets and out of town across Britain, selling fast-moving consumer goods and non-grocery products, including some DIY and garden goods. A takeover by Asda would follow similar moves by other big supermarkets menaced by the rise of German competitors, Aldi and Lidl. ...
Cut-price school uniforms, plus do you know who owns your leasehold? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 02:24:48 PM
....Thousands of drivers suffer loss of power following VW emissions ‘fix’. Lidl and Aldi go head-to-head offering cheap school uniforms. ...
Lidl and Aldi go head-to-head offering cheap school uniforms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:00:37 PM
. The German discount supermarkets Lidl and Aldi have started a school uniform price war, with each chain offering an entire outfit for £3. ...
Butter price at all-time high as dairy production curdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
....He said farmers had “hit the brakes” in 2016 after a drop in milk prices, with production down by 5% to 10%. Many farmers quit the dairy industry after prices slumped in the wake of a Russian ban on EU imports and heavy price competition among supermarkets trying to fight off the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Tesco and Booker call for fast-track competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 07:11:24 AM
....Booker is the UK's largest food wholesaler and also owns the Premier, Budgens and Londis store brands. Despite rising competition from the likes of Aldi and Lidl, Tesco remains Britain's biggest supermarket. ...
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
.... 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. They are battling to fight back against the rise of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, who have forced price cuts across the grocery market. ...
Ice-cream demand fires up supermarket sales in June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:11:01 AM
....5%, its fastest rate since April 2012 as the chain attracted 369,000 extra shoppers. However, all four lost market share as Aldi and Lidl increased sales by more than 18%, fuelled by new store openings. ...
Holland & Barrett sold to Russian billionaire for £1.8bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 07:53:35 AM
....”. Led by DuCharme, L1’s advisory board is made up of Karl-Heinz Holland and John Walden, the former bosses of Lidl and Home Retail Group respectively. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....Lewis said last year that retailers faced a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump and costs rise. Rising competition from the discounters Aldi and Lidl has also forced traditional supermarkets to hold down prices at a time of rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
.... Indeed, Sainsbury’s purchase of Argos last year already looks a smart effort to get ahead of the game. But investors also know that Aldi and Lidl destroyed profit margins in the sector, slowly but steadily. ...
Sainsbury's poised to buy Nisa in response to Tesco swoop on Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 12:35:00 PM
.... “I think there’s going to be an enormous amount of pain and consequently quite a bit of fallout,” he said. The mainstream grocery industry is in a state of flux as the German discounters Aldi and Lidl grab market share. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....”. Amazon’s move into the grocery market will pile on the pressure for traditional supermarkets around the world which have been affected by shoppers switching to online, smaller local stores and discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. ...
Tesco says price rises are last resort as UK growth hits seven-year high image
....There is growing evidence of belt-tightening as shoppers face higher food prices. The discounters Aldi and Lidl are growing sales at their fastest rate in more than two years, while more shoppers are buying less or switching to cheaper own-label products as prices rise faster than many workers’ wages. ...
Aldi and Lidl sales soar as prices rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 10:53:37 AM
. Sales at Aldi and Lidl have grown at their fastest rate in more than two years as the discounters opened new stores and passed on price rises to consumers, new research shows. ...
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
....Shoppers are turning to discounters and supermarkets’ own label goods as price rises pick up across the grocery market. The German chains Aldi and Lidl are growing at their fastest rate in more than two years as supermarkets raise prices following the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote, which has pushed up the cost of imported goods. ...
Watchdog probes Tesco-Booker deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 11:54:19 AM
.... . Despite rising competition from the likes of Aldi and Lidl, Tesco remains Britain's biggest supermarket with 27. ...
Could you cut out plastic from your weekly shop? One family tried image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 05:59:20 AM
....• Retailer Lush has plastic-free toiletries including shampoos, conditioners, deodorant and toothpaste. • Lidl has plastic-free rice and couscous. ...
Price rises caused by Brexit a big worry for UK consumers, survey finds image
....2tn. While growth was seen in nearly all the 17 sectors tracked by Mintel, it was notably lower across all fast-moving consumer goods markets, reflecting supermarket price wars and the impact of discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
....The rivals have all had problems, but have managed to improve their performance in the past year. German discount rivals Aldi and Lidl have eaten into the Big Four's market share, although their rapid expansion of recent years has slowed. ...
Nestle fails to trademark four-fingered KitKat shape image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:25:05 AM
....The ruling could lead to copycat versions of the bars hitting shelves, a practice some discounter supermarkets have popularised. Aldi and Lidl have both been accused of selling own-brand versions that are remarkably similar to famous brands. ...
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis sees pay fall 10% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 02:48:01 PM
.... In March, Tesco was fined £129m for the affair. The retailer has also been trying to re-adjust to a price war brought on by the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Tesco boss's bonus cut despite first sales growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:21:20 AM
....The annual report also revealed that Tesco paid £142,000 in stamp duty and legal fees to help Lewis buy a house closer to the company’s headquarters in Hertfordshire. For much of the past decade Tesco has been losing customers to discount grocers Aldi and Lidl, but in the 112 months to the end of February, it managed its first full year of sales growth since 2009-10, with like-for-like sale up by 0. ...
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
....”. Aldi opened its first UK store in Stechford, Birmingham, in 1990 but did not become a force to be reckoned with until the last recession, when both it and Lidl won over Britons struggling with their grocery bills at a time when food prices were soaring. ...
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
....So-called discounters have made huge strides against Britain's biggest supermarkets in recent years, a trend that shows no sign of slowing. Over Easter, sales at Aldi and its rival Lidl jumped by 18. ...
GMB claims ballot 'victory' for Bridgend Lidl staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:58:42 AM
. A union has claimed a "victory" for workers' rights after a legal ruling over its bid to represent staff at supermarket Lidl's Bridgend warehouse. ...
Easter eggs help boost supermarket sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:23:30 PM
Sainsbury’s warns over pay squeeze as profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:02:09 AM
....Coupe said the company had a three- to five-year plan to move towards “strong and steady” profits growth. While sales fell by 2% in Sainsbury’s core supermarkets amid heavy competition from the upstart discounters Aldi and Lidl and changing shopping habits, Coupe said the company was investing in growth areas including online groceries and convenience stores, where sales rose by more than 8% and 6% respectively over the year. ...
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
. Lidl is on track to overtake Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh-biggest grocer as early as this summer as the discounters benefit from new store openings and shoppers search out bargains amid a return to food price inflation. ...
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
.... Supermarkets routinely use the same suppliers to make similar products, although recipes are kept secret and all equipment is deep-cleaned between each rival production run. Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker, for example, turns out 26m Christmas puddings a year for all the major supermarkets and brands – from German discounters such as Lidl and Aldi through to Harrods and Waitrose. ...
Two-thirds of BHS stores lie empty as anniversary of collapse nears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 03:30:44 PM
....BHS’s flagship Oxford Street store in London is to be converted into the first outlet for Reserved, a fashion brand described as Poland’s answer to Zara. Other retailers stepping into the breach include The Range, Decathlon and Edinburgh Woollen Mill – which owns Jane Norman, Peacocks and Austin Reed - and discounters such as Lidl, B&M Bargains and Poundworld. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
.... "It's not just about the Argos sales that we've seen go up, but Argos customers come into our stores and they also pick up a pint of milk and a sandwich," Mr Rogers said. The UK's biggest supermarkets face intense pressure from low-cost rivals Aldi and Lidl, as well as changes to shopping habits as consumers move away from the big weekly shop. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
.... Lewis said the retailer was passing less of the financial pain on to its customers than its major competitors were. After two years of falling grocery prices, supermarket chiefs are pushing them up – but some analysts fear this will play into the hands of discount chains Aldi and Lidl, which thrived during the last recession. ...
Asda reignites row over 'farm' brands by relaunching value range image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:30:26 AM
....”. In March 2016 Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, sparked controversy after launching seven brands – including “Woodside Farms” and “Boswell Farms” – based on British-sounding but fictitious names as part of its commercial fightback against the discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... The apprenticeship levy and the higher national minimum wage are adding to their costs at a time when consumers are highly sensitive to prices rises. There will be winners – Aldi and Lidl spring to mind – but plenty of losers. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
.... The retailer has won back disillusioned British shoppers by focusing on lower prices, improving customer service and making sure its shelves are full. It has also fought back against discounters Aldi and Lidl with the introduction of a budget range of own-label “farm” brands. ...
Let’s move to Kirkcaldy, Fife: a beautiful bay and an excellent farmers’ market image
. What’s going for it? Were Adam Smith to be reincarnated here in his home town (as a till-worker at Lidl, perhaps) he might come to different conclusions about the free market. ...
Fashion for gluten- and dairy-free continues to grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:40:54 AM
.... . But discounters Aldi and Lidl were also selling significant amounts of these products, said Mr McKevitt. ...
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:14 AM
....3m more people than last year, led by younger shoppers keen to eat healthily. German discounters Lidl and Aldi have reached new record market shares and together account for 11. ...
Vauxhall drops FA home nations football sponsorship deals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:09:23 PM
....The English football association said "active discussions are under way regarding a lower level partnership" with Vauxhall. Bookmakers Ladbrokes, supermarket chain Lidl, Mars chocolate and Carlsberg are among current sponsors of the England national team. ...
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. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
.... The group, which includes the John Lewis departments store chain, said the bonus had been cut to strengthen its balance sheet amid structural changes in the retail sector and rising costs linked to the devaluation of sterling since the Brexit vote. Waitrose faces tough competition in the UK as discount rivals Lidl and Aldi expand and market leader Tesco fights harder on price. ...
Sainsbury's takes inflation hit on the chin as Aldi and Lidl loom | Nils Pratley image
....As Coupe said: “The market remains very competitive and the impact of cost price pressures remains uncertain. ” Put another way, discounters Aldi and Lidl – who weren’t forces in the land during previous sterling devaluations – lie in wait for any supermarket that thinks it can help itself to a currency-inspired price rise. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
. Lorry drivers have said Aldi and Lidl force them to do the jobs of warehouse staff as part of efforts to cut prices. ...
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 has been under intense pressure to reverse its fortunes after food shoppers flocked to discounters Aldi and Lidl and customers looking for cheap clothes migrated to Primark. ...
Sainsbury's named world's best sustainable seafood supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:01:42 AM
.... “The MSC label means the ‘science bit’ has been done for you. Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl and Aldi are offering their customers clear labelling and the chance to make a difference, helping to protect fish stocks. ...
Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:31:16 PM
....". In recent years, the UK's big four supermarket groups have faced stiff competition from smaller rivals such as Aldi and Lidl. ...
UK falls in love again with Fairtrade bananas and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:01:03 AM
....Coffee sales rose 8%, while Starbucks launched Fairtrade coffee via its Seattle Best Coffee label which it delivers to offices and other businesses. Lidl also began stocking Fairtrade tea and coffee last year again after delisting it for about a year. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... . While the rising costs of imports are expected to push the cost of our supermarket shop higher, Mr Hyman thinks the intensity of competition from discounters Lidl and Adli, and the ever-present threat of Amazon, means supermarkets will be willing to absorb much of these to protect their market share. ...
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. German discounters Aldi and Lidl (in store only) shared third place and are the only two supermarkets in the survey to be awarded top marks for value for money. ...
The Co-op Bank is the new Bradford & Bingley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 02:34:40 PM
....Champagne, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, is about to jump in price, a victim of Brexit and UK duties. But is that true? Pop into Lidl and you can find champagne for £7. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
.... When Dave Lewis took charge of Tesco in 2014, one of his first big decisions was to close 43 unprofitable stores and abandon plans to build another 49 around the country. The rise in popularity of discounters Aldi and Lidl has forced the entire grocery market to rethink prices and Waitrose has not been immune. ...
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. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... Announcing the deal last month, Tesco’s chief executive, Dave Lewis, and Charles Wilson, his counterpart at Booker, argued the greater buying power of the enlarged business would be a force for good that would “delight consumers with better availability of quality food at fair prices”. But a decade of aggressive convenience-store opening programmes by the likes of Tesco and Sainsbury’s, coupled with the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl, means it has been getting harder for small shopkeepers like Patel to survive. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
....6% to £1. 3bn as a rise in customer numbers offset a fall in the average order size as Ocado was forced to cut prices amid heavy competition in the grocery market as major players such as Tesco try to fight off the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
Salmon retail prices set to leap owing to infestations of sea lice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:03:38 PM
.... Shops know customers only want to pay £4 for a pack and so rather than put the price up they make the packet size smaller,” he said. Industry analysts say price rises have been slow to filter through to supermarket shelves because fish is generally bought on six- to 12-month contracts and salmon is one of a basket of items targeted in the supermarket price war with discounters Aldi and Lidl. ...
UK Christmas retail: the winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:23:56 PM
....The rival German discounter’s sales rose 10% in December year on year, as it opened new stores and lured shoppers with its mix of bargain prices and luxury foods. Lidl sold 200,000 lobsters over the Christmas period thanks to a savvy social media campaign, and cut the price of mini stollen, Serrano ham and silver-topped Christmas puddings. ...
Jingle tills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:08:49 PM
....8% fall. Discounters Lidl and Aldi don't report their figures in quite the same way - they do not give like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new store openings and are therefore a better comparison - but both reported double-digit increases in Christmas sales, reflecting brisk business. ...
Lobster tweets lend Lidl bumper Christmas sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 05:14:30 PM
. Lidl sold 40,000 lobsters in a single day after a canny social media promotion in which the more people tweeted about the product, the more the price dropped. ...
Sainsbury's reports record Christmas sales of more than £1bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:30:30 AM
....The pound has been falling against the dollar and the euro since the EU referendum and there have been warnings that this will lead to higher prices this year as import costs rise. Meanwhile discount rival Lidl reported a 10% increase in sales over the Christmas period. ...
Basic shop disciplines deliver Morrisons a merrier Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:13:19 PM
.... Morrisons was always a better business than that, as the injection of a few basic retailing disciplines as demonstrated. At Christmas 2015, when Aldi and Lidl were picking Morrisons’ pockets, you could have bought the shares for 140p. ...
Majestic Wine sales up 7.5% over firm's 'biggest ever' Christmas period image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:53:14 PM
....”. Sarah Johns, an analyst at Verdict Retail, said Majestic had been right to take on the discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, which have been making heavy gains in alcohol retail. ...
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. ...

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