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Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....It only began experimenting with its first bricks and mortar food store in its hometown of Seattle in December last year. Buying Whole Foods will give it a trusted brand and an established network of stores where a basket of goods can be efficiently picked and packed for home delivery in a range of new cities. ...
M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 06:59:23 AM
....He will also gain the expertise of retail turnaround expert Archie Norman, who is to succeed Robert Swannell as chairman in the autumn. The retailer will trial an online grocery shopping service this autumn, which Rowe said would test its customers’ enthusiam for home delivery. ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
.... But the problems many of the companies hope to address are also a reminder of how far the island has to go. Bernardo Romero Gonzalez, a 33-year-old software engineer from Cuba, launched his new business this month: a website where people can order island-made products such as soap, bouquets of flowers and cakes for home delivery. ...
Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:54:56 AM
....Earlier this month, Just Eat noted that the CMA intended to begin an in-depth investigation and said it was "committed to demonstrating to the CMA that the market is, and will remain, competitive following completion of the proposed transaction". The home delivery sector is a hotbed of competition, with Uber and Deliveroo also active in the sector. ...
M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:21:21 AM
. Couch potatoes everywhere are licking their lips as two High Street giants prepare to enter the crowded market of online food orders for home delivery. ...
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 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. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... Moreover, home-delivered, restaurant-quality meals have soared in popularity because of firms such as Deliveroo, Just Eat and Hungryhouse, which deliver from restaurants and other dining outlets, including pubs. In some cases, the bill for home delivery isn’t much smaller – just around £1 lower for food consumed away from the premises. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....Meanwhile, Tesco says that organic sales in its stores have risen by 15% in the past year. And the home delivery service Ocado, which stocks more than 3,000 organic products, said sales increased 16% last year. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
....The upmarket grocer topped the “bricks and mortar” table in the annual poll by consumer group Which? for the third year in a row, narrowly beating M&S. Iceland’s home delivery service came top for the second successive year after receiving the highest, five-star customer score. ...
Brexit jitters mean less junk mail (and less money for the Royal Mail) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:20:30 PM
....Overall revenues were flat, as increased parcels business – up 2% in volume and 3% in revenue – offset the decline in letters. Royal Mail noted that growth was fed in particular by the consumer parcels sector, which has been boosted by online shoppers ordering products for home delivery. ...
Just Eat gobbles up Hungry House and SkipTheDishes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:20:18 AM
....Just Eat, which began in Denmark in 2001 but is now based in London, operates in 13 countries. Just Eat, and rivals such as Uber and Deliveroo, have expanded the food home delivery market and are battling for market share. ...
Asda sales slump puts chain at bottom of UK supermarket league image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:13:32 PM
.... Asda only operates large outlets and has been unable to tap into the rise of convenience stores, unlike Tesco and Sainsbury’s. It has also suffered from a number of recent upsets, including a card reader glitch that led to angry queues of customers in stores last month and a BBC Watchdog investigation that criticised Asda for dirty home delivery crates. ...
Amazon expands Morrisons grocery delivery deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:31:59 AM
.... . However, ETX Capital analyst Neil Wilson said the tie-up was a "game-changer" for the sector and gave Morrisons "a massive edge over Tesco and Sainsbury in the home delivery market". ...
Small print puts the ouch in gift vouchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 06:59:42 AM
....Amazon, however, doesn’t charge any more if you select a physical rather than virtual card, and M&S charges £3. 50 for standard home delivery, though it offers free delivery when you spend more than £50. ...
Asda apologises for dirty home delivery crates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:55:56 AM
. Asda has apologised and taken "immediate action" after a BBC investigation found crates used for its home delivery service were dirty. ...
Airport currency exchange booths charging mark-ups of more than 25 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:07:00 AM
....You can pre-book online currency from a host of different sites, including FairFX, Asda, ICE, Moneycorp, M&S, Post Office, Tesco and Travelex. Many offer free home delivery on orders above £500. ...
Ikea reports record sales as Poland and China soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:55:48 AM
.... . Ikea recently began offering some items online for either home delivery or collection - a departure from its traditional model of customers loading flat-pack items onto a trolley themselves. ...
Amazon moves into takeaway food delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:04:21 AM
....Al Wilkinson, head of Amazon Restaurants UK, said: “Based on our own research into what is important to consumers in food delivery, our team have hand-picked a selection of the best quality local restaurants in London. We’re excited to be helping many of these small businesses start offering home delivery for the very first time. ...
Airport bureaux de change offering less than a euro for a pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 05:41:01 PM
....The rates offered to those who turn up at airport bureaux de change without pre-booking their holiday currency have long been poor, but appear to have hit a new low. Pre-ordering currency – either for home delivery or for pick-up – is one way that consumers can secure a better rate. ...
Morrisons to expand home delivery service after new Ocado deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:25:44 AM
. Supermarket chain Morrisons is to expand its home delivery service nationwide after striking a new deal with its online partner, Ocado. ...
Asda left me high and dry over failed wine delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 06:00:08 AM
. I ordered 12 bottles of my favourite wine for home delivery from Asda – on offer at a good price, which worked out at £62 (12 bottles at £5 and £2 delivery charge). ...
£1 buys just €1 in some UK airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 12:12:06 PM
.... Pre-paid cards offer substantially better rates, as do certain bank cards. Pre-ordering currency from the big providers – either for home delivery or for pick-up – will also result in consumers getting better rates. ...
As Amazon takes on the UK grocery market, can it deliver a profit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:00:14 PM
.... It will burn a lot of money,” the insider says. McCarthy argues that most shoppers are more interested in low prices than home delivery. ...
Argos sales boom fuelled by top-end TVs and tablets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:21:04 AM
....Internet sales rose 16%, the strongest growth in more than three years, and made up almost half of total revenues in the quarter. Argos introduced Fast Track last autumn offering 20,000 products for immediate store collection or same-day home delivery, and Walden said this was starting to pay off. ...
Saudi Arabia's Uber venture: a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em image
....But elsewhere in the world, where regulations are looser, it aims higher. UberPop allows anyone with a car to pick up passengers, while UberEats provides a Deliveroo-style, home delivery service for food. ...
How to avoid the great foreign exchange rip-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 02:27:00 PM
.... The best rates are available online. You can compare rates and order currency for home delivery from Asda Money, ICE, FairFX, M&S, Post Office Money, Saga, Sainsbury’s Bank, Tesco Bank and Travelex. ...
Aldi cranks up the pressure on the big four supermarkets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 11:00:01 AM
.... That's a concrete commitment. Aldi’s online experiment is bad news for traditional supermarkets, which are relying on additional services, like home delivery, in the fight against discounters. ...
Are the milkman's days finally numbered? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of March 2016 12:08:56 AM
Sainsbury’s boost ahead of Argos bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 09:47:00 PM
.... . Last October, Argos brought in a same-day home delivery service for its online customers, hailed as a success by Mr Walden. ...
Bid target Home Retail encouraged by Argos sales performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 08:22:01 AM
....”. The company introduced FastTrack in October, a same-day home delivery and store collection service. ...
Amazon's tie-up with Morrisons is an upgrade but not game-changer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 03:58:12 PM
.... Waitrose supplies Ocado, as well as running a competing online offer. Ocado will run a fully national home delivery service for Morrisons, but Morrisons will also supply Amazon, which in theory could become a direct competitor to Ocado. ...
British road traffic increased by record 2.2% last year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 04:50:01 PM
....2% over the year, with vans accounting for most of the growth. The growing coverage of online shopping and home delivery appears to have brought a surge in light goods vehicles on to the road, up 6% in a year and 10% on rural roads. ...
Why does Sainsbury's want to buy Argos? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:40:13 PM
.... Food items require different temperatures and items are often fragile or bulky making the process more difficult and costly. Analysts estimate that while supermarkets typically charge just £3 or £4 for each home delivery, the actual cost to them is £20, meaning they are effectively paying customers to shop online with them. ...
The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:00:24 PM
....Among the best-known brands adopting this model is menswear shop Bonobos. Billed as “guideshops”, its 20 stores let customers try on clothing while orders are placed online for home delivery. ...
Cheers! Aldi launches online shopping to offer discount booze image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 02:14:00 PM
....Specialbuys - the brand's weekly offers on everything from cycling clothes to camping gear - are to be added to the site between April and June. Wine orders will be available for home delivery and pick-up from the CollectPlus parcel service. ...
Tech startups hoping to become household names in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 04:00:00 PM
....A lot of British success stories exist in local industries where international competition is more difficult – like food delivery and real estate listings. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t local competition, and the home delivery market is one of the most cluttered of them all: Hungryhouse, Just Eat and DineIn are all doing battle to bring your dinner to your door. ...
Home Retail in £340m talks to sell Homebase to Australia's Wesfarmers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 08:04:04 PM
.... . However, Home Retail Group will receive £70m for continuing to provide Homebase with services such as call centres, large item home delivery and IT. ...
Sainsbury's not prepared to pay 'any price' for Home Retail image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 04:15:31 PM
.... . The rationale behind the deal was focused on Argos’ home delivery and digital expertise, but the grocer revealed that a “primary” driver would be the costs saved from relocating Argos stores into Sainsbury’s supermarkets and click and collect points within convenience stores. ...
Heavy discounting fails to draw Christmas high street sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 12:01:36 AM
....Related: Britain's biggest supermarkets to reveal falling Christmas sales. The BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor found that online sales continued to attract an increasing number of shoppers, but the switch to home delivery of food and clothes failed to offset the lacklustre performance of high street shops. ...
Financial detox: how to get the best value out of your holiday image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 07:00:09 AM
.... . Katie has previously looked into such common household queries as whether you’re better off having a shower or taking a bath, as well as when it is cheaper to use an online home delivery service for your supermarket shop. ...
Win or lose, Sainsbury's boss Mike Coupe has marked himself out as a man of action  image
.... . Although Argos is one of the most visited retail portals in the UK, much investment would still be needed on the digital side to make the two truly sing, and even come close to Amazon or others when it comes to home delivery. ...
Tesco delivers our Christmas parcels to an address 700 miles away in Shetland image
. I really hope you can help as I know lots of people experienced poor service from Tesco Direct’s home delivery in the run-up to Christmas last year. ...
Christmas postage dates in the UK – a round-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 03:19:44 PM
....• By 2pm on Wednesday 23 December for delivery on Thursday 24 December. • By 8pm on Sunday 20 December for standard home delivery. ...
Returns and refunds: the most generous policies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 08:27:31 AM
.... . B&Q: The home improvement shop gives customers 45 days to return unused items so long as customers call or email the home delivery department first. ...
Questor share tip: Sell Ocado as shares slide image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 06:47:17 PM
.... . The supermarket home delivery market is already intensely competitive, but will get a lot worse when Amazon launches its own service, Amazon Fresh. ...
Could online apps help save indie bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 07:00:31 AM
....Founded by book wholesaler Gardners in 2011, Hive gives a percentage of every sale made on its website back to its network of more than 300 independent retailers. Customers can either choose home delivery or pick it up at their local book store. ...
Argos shoppers vent fury over Black Friday delivery delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 06:50:04 PM
.... I have now cancelled my order! Exasperated!!!!”. Argos said: “We apologise where customers have experienced a problem with a home delivery and we are working through all individual cases as a priority. ...
Money being poured away: Costs crackdown could save families £470 a year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 09:29:00 AM
....Law firms could lose their grip on conveyancing, probate and litigation with accountants and internet technology firms allowed to practise. Chemists will be encouraged to innovate with online, home delivery and “click and collect” sales. ...
Tesco, Sainsbury's and the like should be afraid - Aldi and Lidl can only get bigger image
.... . Aldi has said it will start home delivery and third party collections next year for wine and non-food staples, but stopped short of saying it will sell food in this way. ...
Money Saving Minute: microwave vs hob - which is cheaper? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 07:00:42 AM
.... . Katie has also looked into how much yoi can save by taking a packed lunch to work, as well as when it is cheaper to use an online home delivery service for your supermarket shop. ...
Strong pound can give your Christmas shop a boost image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 12:01:00 AM
....A far cheaper method is to order in advance from one of the growing number of online foreign exchange sites such as Asda Money, ICE, FairFX, M&S, Post Office Money and Tesco. You have to factor in the cost of home delivery, typically around £5, although this is often waived if you buy more than £500 worth. ...
Black Friday 2015: All the Best Argos deals on Argos deals on Xbox One, PS4, iPads and TVs image
.... . And all offers can use the store's Fast Track same-day home delivery service, which is currently free on orders of £50 or more. ...
Goldman Sachs suffers IPO setbacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 05:35:28 PM
....So there is always interest when deals that Goldman Sachs has been working on don’t go according to plan, as appears to have been the case over the past few weeks in a number of European stock market flotations. The latest came on Friday night when the $3bn (£2bn) flotation of the German home delivery food business HelloFresh by Goldman Sachs and three other investment banks was postponed, as uncertain market conditions continued to play havoc with deals that might have got over the line in better times. ...
Money Saving Minute: using a dishwasher vs washing up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 07:00:28 AM
.... . Katie has also looked into when it is cheaper to use an online home delivery service for your supermarket shop. ...
How to beat the 'missed delivery' headache this Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 06:01:00 PM
....99 per order. *Argos is also offering free same-day home delivery on orders over £50, or free pick up in store on orders of £25 or more, from now until November 24. ...
Argos starts Black Friday 2015 early with 3 for 2 deals on toys and Call of Duty savings image
....99, the deals are available until Tuesday online and in-store Argos has guaranteed to offer the difference if customers find the deals cheaper elsewhere.  Furthermore, all deals can use the store's Fast Track same-day home delivery service, which is currently free for orders of £50 or more. ...
Asda owner seeks permission to test delivery drones image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 09:33:50 PM
. The owner of Asda has applied to regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, in a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using unmanned aircraft to deliver online orders. ...
Walmart applies to test drones for home delivery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 09:23:44 PM
. Walmart Stores Inc applied Monday to US regulators for permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, a sign it plans to go head-to-head with Amazon in using drones to fill and deliver online orders. ...
Argos owner Home Retail warns on profits ahead of uncertain Christmas image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of October 2015 07:15:01 AM
.... Home Retail has invested in Argos' new Fast Track service. Home Retail added that Argos had already had a difficult first six months of the year, as increased investment in the launch of new home delivery and store collection offers dragged on revenue. ...
Food takaway sales forecast to hit £8bn with smartphone boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:16:38 PM
....“The younger generation are our most frequent consumers of food prepared outside the home, so as they age we are becoming a nation used to buying takeaway foods,” she said. “Operators have tapped into their familiarity with technology by offering easier ways to order and pay for home delivery and takeaway food online. ...
Can Argos beat Amazon at its own game? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of October 2015 06:00:14 AM
....99 per order and which is only available within certain London postcodes, and to customers who pay £79 a year for its “Prime” scheme. Argos says it offers four home delivery slots each day, seven days a week, except for Christmas Day. ...
Are pop-ups the answer for small firms? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 11:45:31 PM
...." . Deliver Addis, a new restaurant food delivery business, initially began as a pop-up last March after founder Feleg Tsegaye, a member of the Ethiopian diaspora, born and raised in the US, despaired of not being able to order home delivery after a long work day. ...
Argos squares up to Amazon with same-day delivery across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 11:01:33 PM
....99 per order and is only available within certain London postcodes and to customers who pay £79 a year for its Prime scheme. Argos’s service offers four home delivery slots each day, seven days aweek, except for Christmas Day. ...
Aldi to launch online wine sales early next year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 08:44:25 AM
.... These items, currently available in stores, range from cycling gear to power tools and Halloween outfits. It will offer customers a choice of home delivery or collection from pick-up points. ...
Aldi to launch online sales in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 07:34:34 AM
....6% in the 12 weeks to 13 September. For its online service, Aldi said it would offer customers home delivery and collection from third party locations. ...
Lufthansa to trial inflight high-speed internet for passengers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 06:58:49 PM
....”. Spohr suggested passengers would be able to book flights or order groceries for home delivery after they land – but will probably block Skype-style calls that would disturb neighbouring passengers. ...
Questor share tip: Ocado share valuation is ludicrous image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 06:00:38 AM
....8p Questor says SELL . The supermarket home delivery market is already intensely competitive, but will get a lot worse when Amazon launches its own service, Amazon Fresh. ...
Dunelm sales boosted by curtains and bed linen image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 08:29:15 AM
.... . The online effort appears to be paying off: last year home delivery sales soared 55pc, accounting for 6. ...
Habitat plans large expansion to tap into home improvement boom  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of September 2015 05:45:29 PM
.... . The retailer is also spending £1m refurbishing its flagship Tottenham Court Road store and a further £1m updating its website to offer more home delivery options. ...
Convenience stores turn the corner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:59:15 PM
....Spar members elsewhere in the country are behind the thriving Cheeky Coffee Co in Manchester, and a petrol station in West Malling, Kent, that stocks fresh produce from around 60 local suppliers and has an in-store butcher. In Gloucestershire, the Warner’s Budgens hosts a touring fishmonger at its stores and offers home delivery. ...
Deliveroo raises $70m six months after previous round image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of July 2015 04:15:35 AM
.... . Food giants such as Starbucks and Burger King have launched delivery services to keep hold of their customers, and McDonald’s has said that it is working on a home delivery option. ...

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