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....Data from large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations - think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Mr Arnault has a fortune of nearly $51bn (£40bn), according to Forbes. As well as LVMH and Dior, he also owns stakes in French luxury goods rival Hermes and supermarket chain Carrefour. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Pret's menu reflects changes in the nation's eating habits. According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, for supermarkets, these grocery items were among the fastest-selling last year:. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The closures, which followed six straight quarters of sales declines, represented the first downsizing since 2008. Founder and chief executive John Mackey explained that the business had changed because “the more conventional, mainstream supermarkets have upped their game. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". However, it's not clear that M&S has the muscle to take on the big supermarkets, which in many cases have spent years honing their online offer. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Inside a cluster of unremarkable industrial units off the A40 in west London is the epicentre of the 2017 hummus crisis. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Wikipedia lists five spellings - hummus, houmous, humus, hommus and hommos. Many supermarkets go for houmous, while the Oxford English Dictionary lists the hummus version first - so let's stick with that. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Very few shoppers use M&S for their weekly shop. The range of foods is much smaller than in a conventional supermarket. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine are bracing themselves for a new kind of double dip recession as both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer face a shortage of hummus. Customers at branches of both supermarkets from York to Essex to Chiswick have complained of a lunchtime crisis after finding shelves empty of hummus and have published a barrage of pictures online. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Bargain airport prices for favourites such as gin and Toblerone are now likely to be cheaper at the supermarket, Which? has found. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Bramleys grow all over the world now, but they’ve mutated,” Suzannah says. “When you go to the supermarket and buy a Bramley, it’s big, it’s sour, it’s green. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The latest 2017 polymer note, by comparison, will net you just eight. A pint of milk, meanwhile, was relatively expensive at 32p when compared with the 45p you will typically pay at a supermarket today. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... The closures, which followed six straight quarters of sales declines, represented the first downsizing since 2008. Founder and chief executive John Mackey explained that the business had changed because “the more conventional, mainstream supermarkets have upped their game. ...
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
....Inside a cluster of unremarkable industrial units off the A40 in west London is the epicentre of the 2017 hummus crisis. 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. ...
Still got a paper fiver in your wallet? Well you should spend it now! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 06:00:22 AM
.... The latest 2017 polymer note, by comparison, will net you just eight. A pint of milk, meanwhile, was relatively expensive at 32p when compared with the 45p you will typically pay at a supermarket today. ...
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
....". However, it's not clear that M&S has the muscle to take on the big supermarkets, which in many cases have spent years honing their online offer. ...
'After Brexit people will fall in love with English apples again' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:00:03 AM
....“Bramleys grow all over the world now, but they’ve mutated,” Suzannah says. “When you go to the supermarket and buy a Bramley, it’s big, it’s sour, it’s green. ...
Coconut milk helps Pret A Manger report record results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:19:24 PM
....Pret's menu reflects changes in the nation's eating habits. According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, for supermarkets, these grocery items were among the fastest-selling last year:. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
....Wikipedia lists five spellings - hummus, houmous, humus, hommus and hommos. Many supermarkets go for houmous, while the Oxford English Dictionary lists the hummus version first - so let's stick with that. ...
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. ...
Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 01:18:52 PM
....Lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine are bracing themselves for a new kind of double dip recession as both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer face a shortage of hummus. Customers at branches of both supermarkets from York to Essex to Chiswick have complained of a lunchtime crisis after finding shelves empty of hummus and have published a barrage of pictures online. ...
Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:31:29 AM
....Mr Arnault has a fortune of nearly $51bn (£40bn), according to Forbes. As well as LVMH and Dior, he also owns stakes in French luxury goods rival Hermes and supermarket chain Carrefour. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....Data from large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations - think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. ...
Packing a punch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:58:24 AM
....The firm famously pursued Argentine debt for more than a decade, seizing one of the country's naval ships while it was docked in Ghana and prompting the country to default. In the UK, it also intervened in coach operator National Express and fought supermarket Tesco for damages stemming from a 2014 accounting scandal. ...
UK's online shoppers top global spending survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
.... . However, attempts of online retailers to make a mark in the grocery sector had so far failed in comparison to the use of cards in shops and supermarkets. ...
Unilever sales rise on higher prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 08:45:55 AM
....The consumer goods giant also highlighted appetite for products such as air purification brand Blue Air in China and new products, such as chocolate-topped pints of Ben & Jerry's. The firm also raised its prices, a move that led to a row with supermarket Tesco in the UK last year. ...
FTSE 100 stumbles as Burberry tumbles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:46:07 AM
....3bn, thanks to the weakness of the pound since the UK's vote to leave the EU. At the other end of the scale, supermarket chain Sainsbury's was the biggest riser on the 100-share index, adding 3. ...
Tesco to save £105m in business rates after property revaluation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:12:13 PM
.... The CVS figures is based on official data on its 563 largest shops, which are classed as superstores. The analysis estimates that the supermarket’s rateable value has fallen by 8. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... Instead, everything is delivered by boat. At 6am every morning, for example, a large, broad-bottomed boat turned up and moored outside the small supermarket across the bridge from our hotel. ...
Tesco sorry for Good Friday beer advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:19:43 PM
....The ad ran in some newspapers to promote "great offers on beer and cider" in the run-up to Easter. The supermarket said it would not run the ad again after it attracted criticism from some religious figures. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
....Sainsbury's is pushing on with plans to open 250 Argos outlets in its stores as it takes on low-cost rivals and Amazon. The supermarket chain has opened 50 Argos concessions since taking over the catalogue retailer and Habitat for £1. ...
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
....If your weekly shopping bills seem to be going up, even though the price of a pint of milk is holding steady, there is a good reason for that. According to industry watchdogs, British supermarkets have responded to Brexit-induced inflation and the weaker pound by quietly hiking the cost of less regular purchases such as light bulbs, water filters and dental floss. ...
Supermarket woes dent FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:07:25 AM
. London's top share market slipped on Wednesday, following a poor performance by the supermarket sector. ...
Tesco full-year pre-tax profits hit by fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:37:34 AM
.... The stock has now declined more than 10% this year. Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis said the results showed "another solid year of progress" at the supermarket giant. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
.... Within that figure, the UK business saw profit surge 60% to £803m. “We don’t welcome inflation and, when we do see it, we have conversations with our supplier base to mitigate it as much as we can,” said the chief executive, Dave Lewis, who was parachuted in to lead a turnaround of the supermarket giant in September 2014. ...
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. ...
FTSE 250 sets record closing high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 07:46:23 AM
....Tesco rose 2. 4% after a court approved a deal between Britain's biggest supermarket chain and the Serious Fraud Office to settle an investigation over a 2014 accounting fraud. ...
Sparkling success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:11:43 PM
....Karen realised that Belu needed a major shake-up if it was going to be a success, and after knocking up a business plan outlining her vision, eight months later she was promoted to chief executive. Her plan was to pivot the business away from targeting the supermarkets and their low margins, to instead focus on supplying the more lucrative hotels, restaurants and offices. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
....Tesco will this week reassure investors that its crisis years are behind it by reporting a bigger than expected jump in annual profits. The chief executive, Dave Lewis, has alarmed some of the supermarket’s biggest shareholders by mounting a surprise £3. ...
Tesco looks to draw a line under accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
. It used to be said that Tesco was so popular that one in every eight pounds spent in the UK retail sector ended up in the supermarket’s jingling tills. ...
The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... Builders’ buckets or plastic kitchen bins are ideal for growing potatoes (something you can get on with this weekend), or you can use old compost sacks – again, make sure you add drainage holes. For starting seeds off, I recommend the plastic trays that supermarket meats come in (add a drainage hole if necessary), while yoghurt pots are ideal for sunflowers and beans. ...
Brexit raises spectre of dearer Guinness and Baileys image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:10:28 PM
....The Freight Transport Association in Belfast says nearly all food exports in Northern Ireland will impacted because so much of the produce from the six counties is exported through Dublin Port to Holyhead, the gateway for Britain and beyond. It is favoured by fresh food producers across Northern Ireland because it offers the quickest route to food processors in Wales and the midlands or supermarket shelves in Manchester, Birmingham and London. ...
Pound falls on weak UK economic data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 11:52:23 AM
....9% while Tesco was 2. 4% higher after UBS assigned a "buy" rating to both of the supermarkets. ...
Advertising fail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 01:57:06 PM
....German skincare brand Nivea also said sorry over its "white is purity" deodorant advert that was deemed discriminatory and racially insensitive. Meanwhile, in the UK, the Co-op supermarket was accused of "outrageous sexism" in an advert for chocolate Easter eggs that encouraged parents to "treat your daughter for doing the washing up", while Cadbury was criticised after dropping the word "Easter" from its egg hunts. ...
Unilever to ditch Flora and Stork as consumers turn to butter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 07:59:35 AM
....The firm’s Stork brand was launched in 1920 and was the subject of famous 1970s and 1980s advertising campaigns, with. comedians Sir Bruce Forsyth and Leslie Crowther, the latter fronting TV taste tests in supermarkets. ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
....The mandatory publication of pay ratios would also encourage companies to take a wider view on pay and, since they have already the data, little extra work is required. The argument that pay ratios can be misleading (because an investment bank might appear to be a “fairer” employer than a supermarket) is a red herring. ...
Few fathers can afford to take shared parental leave, say campaigners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:01:04 PM
....Fathers have told an inquiry by the women and equalities select committee that having to balance family finances leaves them unable to take time away from work to care for their children. One respondent, whose wife was working a night-time supermarket job because she had to give up her better-paid day job after having children, said: “Shared parental leave appeared pointless to us (and probably most relationships) post birth because I’m the breadwinner and it makes no financial sense as we struggle financially already, hence the predicted 2-8% take-up. ...
Fashion for gluten- and dairy-free continues to grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:40:54 AM
....Younger people are leading a trend towards buying products without dairy and gluten in particular. UK supermarkets are increasingly stocking aisles with wide ranges of the products, from biscuits to bolognaise. ...
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:14 AM
....31 to the average household shopping bill over the past three months as the number of promotions fell to an 11-year low, according to new grocery market data. The price of everyday goods at supermarkets rose 2. ...
Mining shares help FTSE 100 to a 0.5% gain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:03:47 AM
....8% and 2. 4% respectively after research from Kantar suggested more pricing pressures were facing supermarkets. ...
Grape Britain: UK merry on organic wine as sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:56:00 PM
.... Vintage Roots is now one of the UK’s biggest online retailers of organic and biodynamic wine, while Ocado stocks more than 100 different organic wines and Daylesford, best-known for its organic vegetable boxes, has branched out into organic wine and spirits. The discount supermarket Aldi is set to launch its first collection of so-called “green” wines this week, offering eight wines with organic, carbon neutral or ‘no added sulphur’ credentials. ...
Why the sound of Ed Sheeran helps sell fries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 04:00:05 PM
. It’s elevator music, 21st-century style: not Herb Alpert, piped tinnily into your local department store, but carefully curated playlists generated by algorithms and used by major restaurants, supermarkets and retailers all over the world to entice us to spend more cash. ...
As demand rises, the reputation  of new-build homes is crumbling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
.... Bellway has failed to respond to requests for a comment. Lloyd’s and Uttley’s ordeals highlight a gap in the law that leaves purchasers of six-figure new homes with less protection than supermarket shoppers. ...
‘Cruel’ benefit cuts put pressure on grieving families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:59:17 AM
.... On the days I do work my son worries I won’t come home. I use my widowed parent’s allowance to pay for food – until I started claiming it I would feel terrified about spending money and put food back at the supermarket. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....Some workers have been critical of companies that have changed pay deals in the last two years, so reducing some of the benefit from the minimum wage rise. One long-serving supermarket worker has said she is £100 worse off every month. ...
From energy bills to dental work, it's UK national price hike day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 11:23:14 AM
....4%. The rise in food prices ended a run of falling prices that began in September 2014 as supermarket competition in the sector intensified and companies stepped up price wars. ...
New John Lewis boss says department store needs reinventing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:22:34 PM
....". John Lewis currently has 48 stores, as well as about 350 Waitrose supermarkets. ...
Champagne producers try to regain fizz as weak pound dents UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 09:22:51 AM
....The Champagne Bureau, which promotes the drink in the UK, blamed the poor performance on sterling. It also singled out a drop in sales of heavily discounted own-label champagne in supermarkets as a reason for the slump in UK sales last year. ...
Tobacco display ban hits sales at Budgens and Londis owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 07:50:20 AM
.... He said it was “business as usual” while the deal was going through the competition process. However, Tesco’s takeover of the company has been thrown into doubt after two major shareholders in the supermarket group wrote to its chairman to voice their opposition to the deal. ...
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. ...
The new 12-sided £1 coin launches – but you may not be able to use it image
. The new 12-sided £1 coin officially went into circulation on Tuesday, but immediately ran into some teething problems as it emerged that not all ticket, vending machines and supermarket trolleys have yet been adapted to accept it. ...
Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
.... Let’s see if life works that way in practice. One of the complaints from Schroders and Artisan is that Booker would be a big distraction from the day job of improving returns from the core UK supermarkets. ...
Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 08:21:08 AM
....20p. The supermarket giant announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, Tesco Stores Ltd, had in principle struck a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office over its 2014 accounting scandal. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
.... The DPA relates to Tesco subsidiary Tesco Stores Ltd. The supermarket group has separately agreed with the FCA to pay about £85m in compensation to investors affected by a trading statement on 29 August 2014 that overstated profits. ...
Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 06:35:26 AM
...."Dave Lewis underwent a baptism of fire when he took over as CEO in 2014, just as the accounting scandal struck. He and the supermarket will now be hoping to draw a line under the matter, and concentrate on nurturing Tesco's nascent recovery. ...
Tesco warned over cost of £3.7bn Booker takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 06:47:15 PM
Two Tesco shareholders oppose £3.7bn takeover of wholesaler Booker image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 06:04:28 PM
....Tesco’s £3. 7bn takeover of Booker, the grocery wholesaler, is in doubt after two major shareholders in the supermarket group expressed their opposition to the deal. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
. The Serious Fraud Office and Tesco are within days of announcing a settlement that could mean Britain’s biggest supermarket chain will pay a multimillion-pound fine over an accounting scandal. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin hits shops tomorrow edging out old round pound after 30 years image
.... . Tesco trolleys across many of its stores will be unlocked as the supermarket giant performs upgrades so that they can accept the new coin. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
.... . Customers with specific desires are more likely to find exactly what they want, rather than settling for the nearest thing available in the local supermarket. ...
Brexit: Food chiefs warn on EU tariffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 08:55:57 PM
. Farmers, supermarkets and food suppliers have called on Theresa May to secure a free trade deal with the European Union after Brexit. ...
Thought Mike Ashley was hard to work for? Meet Jennifer Hardy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
....”. Still, the upcoming switch means we will all be wrestling with problems such as finding the correct change to pay for a locker at your local swimming baths (same as now, then) to businesses like Tesco having to unlock thousands of supermarket trolleys because they’ve failed to convert them in time. ...
Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:05:16 AM
....”. Steve Dresser, a supermarket analyst and author of industry blog Grocery Insight, said manufacturers were shrinking packs to preserve profit margins as they tried to hit the keen price points required for popular supermarket promotions. ...
Five-minute guide to new 12-sided pound coin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....According to research from comparison site GoCompare. com, Britons collectively have £420 million worth of pound coins, lying around the home in loose change, sitting in piggybacks, kept in glove boxes to use in supermarket trolleys or to pay for parking, and of course stuck down the back of the sofa. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
New £1 coin: Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:57:17 PM
. Shopping trolleys at Tesco's biggest supermarkets will be left unlocked when the new £1 coin is released on Tuesday. ...
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
....The glut comes after shortages of courgettes, spinach, lettuce and other leafy vegetables earlier this year when snow and wet weather in southern Spain held up harvests. Iceberg lettuces soared in price by nearly 70% as some supermarkets shipped them in from the US. ...
Petrol and diesel prices cut amid pressure on retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:15:07 PM
. Motorists will see an acceleration in fuel price cuts over the weekend as supermarkets take up to 2p off a litre of petrol and diesel. ...
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
. Tesco is unlocking 100,000 of its coin-operated supermarket trolleys after the grocery giant failed to convert them in time for the launch of the 12-sided £1 coin on Tuesday. ...
From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 11:13:18 AM
....Think cleaners, nannies, construction workers, refugees. And while supermarkets may be members of the formal economy, many of the goods we buy there have made their way through complex global value chains, which commonly cross the informal economy. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces squeeze on living standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:30:30 AM
.... The pound effect on imported food was compounded for some groceries by shortages after bad weather in southern Europe hit crops. The price of an iceberg lettuce, for example, jumped to an average 93p in February – from 54p in January – as supermarkets imposed restrictions on the number of lettuces per customer. ...
Co-operative Bank says it has interest of several credible buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:12:57 AM
....Problems at the Co-op Bank emerged in 2013, four years after its disastrous takeover of the Britannia building society. It was discovered that the bank, then 100% owned by the Co-operative Group of supermarkets and funeral homes, needed £1. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
...."Our software establishes a person's presence in a particular location based on their proximity to the wi-fi network at that location," says Owen Geddes, the firm's vice president of market development. "It could be anywhere, a supermarket, a concert hall, or a bus. ...
What next for Next? Decline, if it comes, should still be profitable | Nils Pratley image
....In the meantime, Wolfson’s property stress test ought to be widely adopted. The supermarkets whoop excitedly about their growth in online sales but are shockingly shy about like-for-like sales trends in their big sheds. ...

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