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....The mini fruits, which weigh about 70g – nearly a third of the size of an average avocado – will be on sale at Tesco for only a few weeks. The supermarket has bought 10,000 boxes of the undersized crop from South Africa, where farmers have been left with a higher proportion of small avocados after a hot and drier than usual summer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....They fear that traffic to Wales from the Republic of Ireland could “leak” to the Northern Ireland-Scotland route if the land border on the island of Ireland does not involve customs checks. Reardon said the problems Holyhead faced post-Brexit were worse than those at Dover because of ferry schedules designed to get fresh produce to Dublin or Holyhead before dawn for onward distribution to supermarkets across Ireland and the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As much as 200,000 tons of sugar is expected to be taken out of snacks and meals annually by 2020 as part of a deal with the confectionery industry. Nestlé, Greggs, Starbucks, Kellogg’s and other firms have all pledged to cut sugar in their products, as has Suntory, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, and supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Britain’s consumers are taking a more cautious approach to shopping as higher inflation above the level of earnings eats into their spending power. Only higher spending on food in supermarkets kept retail sales growing last month, with declines in all other main sectors, according to figures published on Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Asda has reported its first quarterly rise in sales for three years as the UK’s third largest supermarket chain said customers were responding to price cuts and store improvements. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That is slightly more than the £5m whack in May for its work at social housing group Connaught. Still, PwC found out the following month that it is in the clear at Tesco, where the FRC closed its investigation in the wake of the supermarket chain’s profits overstatement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... I feel for those who earn less than we do. I am very conscious that I earn a reasonable amount and still feel the difference in the cost of food with prices increasing at the supermarket. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....This week’s question:. I like to buy wine in the £7-£10 range but am bored with our local supermarket. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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'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
.... I feel for those who earn less than we do. I am very conscious that I earn a reasonable amount and still feel the difference in the cost of food with prices increasing at the supermarket. ...
What’s the best site for buying wine online? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....This week’s question:. I like to buy wine in the £7-£10 range but am bored with our local supermarket. ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
.... As much as 200,000 tons of sugar is expected to be taken out of snacks and meals annually by 2020 as part of a deal with the confectionery industry. Nestlé, Greggs, Starbucks, Kellogg’s and other firms have all pledged to cut sugar in their products, as has Suntory, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, and supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S. ...
Tesco to sell tiny avocados in response to fruit's global shortage image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 03:55:59 PM
....The mini fruits, which weigh about 70g – nearly a third of the size of an average avocado – will be on sale at Tesco for only a few weeks. The supermarket has bought 10,000 boxes of the undersized crop from South Africa, where farmers have been left with a higher proportion of small avocados after a hot and drier than usual summer. ...
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
. Asda has reported its first quarterly rise in sales for three years as the UK’s third largest supermarket chain said customers were responding to price cuts and store improvements. ...
Rising inflation leads to sales falls in all UK retail sectors apart from food image
....Britain’s consumers are taking a more cautious approach to shopping as higher inflation above the level of earnings eats into their spending power. Only higher spending on food in supermarkets kept retail sales growing last month, with declines in all other main sectors, according to figures published on Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley image
.... That is slightly more than the £5m whack in May for its work at social housing group Connaught. Still, PwC found out the following month that it is in the clear at Tesco, where the FRC closed its investigation in the wake of the supermarket chain’s profits overstatement. ...
'Potential for chaos': Welsh port fears post-Brexit customs delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:00:31 AM
....They fear that traffic to Wales from the Republic of Ireland could “leak” to the Northern Ireland-Scotland route if the land border on the island of Ireland does not involve customs checks. Reardon said the problems Holyhead faced post-Brexit were worse than those at Dover because of ferry schedules designed to get fresh produce to Dublin or Holyhead before dawn for onward distribution to supermarkets across Ireland and the UK. ...
Sainsbury's Nisa takeover talks paused after competition concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 04:31:08 PM
.... It has been suggested that, while it made up a big proportion of sales, the contract was not a major profit driver. Changing habits have shoppers move away from a weekly binge at big supermarkets towards picking up groceries in small local stores as and when they need them. ...
Woman awarded $151,000 after slipping on grape at Woolworths loses on appeal image
. A Sydney woman awarded $151,000 after slipping on a grape in a Woolworths supermarket has lost her case on appeal. ...
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Fairtrade chief defends cocoa sourcing scheme with Cadbury owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 04:55:37 PM
....Charities and other Fairtrade chocolate makers and retailers have warned that the move could ultimately weaken the Fairtrade movement by confusing consumers with multiple logos. In addition, the packaging of Green & Black’s new Velvet Edition chocolate bar, seen by the Guardian and landing on supermarket shelves this month, makes no reference to Fairtrade. ...
Gloom for Asda as it posts worst results this century image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
. Eggs from a Dutch farm involved in a contamination scare have found their way on to some UK supermarket shelves, it would appear. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
.... Perhaps Cornwall’s perversity in delivering a very large pro-Brexit vote was because there are so many middle-class retired incomers who are putting stress on the social and health services . Tourism is supposed to generate billions of pounds, but very little of this “sticks” in Cornwall because much of it goes to the major supermarkets, which employ unskilled people on low pay. ...
Wilko warns nearly 4,000 staff could lose jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 12:06:40 PM
....Lisa Wilkinson, a lawyer and grandchild of the founder, is chairwoman of the company and bought out the shares of her cousin Karin Swann, who was co-chair, for £63m in 2015. This week Asda, Britain’s third-largest supermarket, singled out 3,257 employees in 18 underperforming and overstaffed stores, and is also understood to also be looking at staffing levels in a further 59 of its supermarkets. ...
Contaminated eggs scare grows as UK supermarkets pull products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:38:40 PM
. Four supermarkets have withdrawn products from their shelves as it emerged that 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare had been distributed to Britain. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
. Thousands of Asda workers are facing redundancy or a dramatic cut in their working hours as Britain’s third-largest supermarket chain looks to cut costs. ...
Eggs contaminated with insecticide may have entered UK, EU warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:52:56 PM
.... A similar scheme to the lion mark applies to processed egg products, she added. Spokespeople for the supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Tesco said there was no chance of contaminated eggs appearing in any of their own-branded products. ...
Tesco to end sales of 5p carrier bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 11:14:58 AM
....The move by Tesco follows a 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, which led to a 25% cut in bag sales as shoppers either brought their own or switched to the bags for life. The more expensive bags are made from 94% recycled plastic and would be exchanged without charge when damaged, the supermarket said. ...
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
....Sainsbury’s is to cut more than 1,000 jobs at head office as part of a fresh efficiency drive designed to save £500m. The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain has drafted in McKinsey, the management consultancy, to draw up a headcount reduction plan. ...
Staff at Tesco-owned One Stop demand better redundancy deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 01:10:10 PM
.... In June its chief executive, Dave Lewis, said 1,200 head office jobs were on the line and that its Cardiff call centre would also close early next year, with a loss of 1,100 jobs. The supermarket chain is also selling off assets to shore up its finances and the latest plans for disposals include a remaining stake in Lazada, the fast-growing south-east Asian online retailer, to China’s Alibaba in a deal that could be worth up to £200m. ...
Brexit-fuelled boom gives Dublin’s Celtic Tiger a reason to roar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 09:42:50 AM
....25 for a vodka and a pint of lager in Dublin’s Shelbourne hotel; a Thai restaurant offering to deliver a doggy treat of rice pudding with mango coulis along with its red and green curries; €2. 49 for an avocado in posh supermarket Donnybrook Fair; and Aer Lingus selling day trips to New York. ...
Seriously, why do we still use cash? | Jenny Colgan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 10:24:07 AM
.... Britain banned the €500 note long ago, after finding out that the only people who used €500 notes were really bad people. But my concerns are far more parochial: I am sick of worrying about losing my wallet, or fishing endlessly for it in my bag when I’m already struggling to pack and carry a supermarket shop that comes to more than 30 quid; I want to stop feeling bad about how many trees get cut down to make a trillion pointless paper receipts when it could all simply appear on your phone with a touch of the finger. ...
Next shares climb 10% on news of online sales surge during heatwave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:49:40 PM
....”. The heatwave, which included the hottest June day for 40 years, has been good news for retailers, with supermarkets enjoying a pick-up in trade as people fired up their barbecues and stocked up on beer, ice-cream and paddling pools. ...
Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 10:52:41 AM
.... “We are still estimating the number of farms which have been affected, and the analysis of 600 samples is still ongoing,” a spokesman for the NVWA said. On Thursday, the Netherlands’ two largest supermarket groups, as well as the German supermarket group REWE, said they were removing some eggs from their shelves. ...
Green & Black's new UK chocolate bar will be neither organic nor Fairtrade image
....Founded in 1991 as a pioneering organic brand, Green & Black’s is famous for its Classic bars, which have “organic” displayed prominently on wrappers under the company’s logo. But the new Velvet Edition dark chocolate bars going on sale in UK supermarkets this month makes no claim to be organic. ...
Asda posts worst annual figures since Walmart takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 01:21:34 PM
. Asda has posted its worst annual figures since being taken over by the American grocer Walmart, as fierce competition in the UK supermarket sector took its toll. ...
Angry at British Gas price hike? Save your fury for the government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:12:54 PM
....If the government was truly serious about being radical, it would have disputed one or both of Centrica’s justifications for its price hike. The first was that 5% is a fair profit margin for an energy supply business (supermarkets survive on half that level, by the way). ...
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. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....Certainly, they are becoming more acceptable as money: consumers can buy a Dell computer with bitcoin and gift card businesses in the US accept bitcoin, which can then be used at big retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Nike. In the UK, Theatre Tickets Direct has recently started accepting bitcoin to buy tickets for London West End shows, along with the online craft beer supermarket Honest Brew. ...
Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’ image
....Across town in the communist party stronghold of Kaisariani, municipal authorities are already preparing for winter. In the giant 1960s concrete town hall, the social services department has lined up fundraising events, including concerts and theatre performances, to finance food donations that local stores and supermarkets can no longer afford to make. ...
Plastic packaging peeves: share your photos with us image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 07:00:13 AM
....Lily Cole is fed up with single-use plastic bottles and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been accosting takeaway coffee drinkers in the street as part of his war on waste. But what drives you mad when it comes to excess packaging? Whether it’s online shopping swamped in unnecessary bubble wrap, plastic straws appearing in your drinks unrequested, or supermarket shelves lined with over-packaged fruit and veg, we want you to share your photos of your packaging woes with us. ...
Tesco covers tampon tax for customers by cutting prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:36:40 PM
. Tesco has become the first UK supermarket to cover the cost of the tampon tax for customers, after it cut the price of nearly 100 women’s sanitary products by 5%. ...
London's Walkie Talkie building sold for record-breaking £1.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:22:56 PM
....The Walkie Talkie is thought have been a commercial success for its developers. The 17,000 sq ft ground floor (about the same size as a small supermarket) is occupied by retail outlets, while the office space above, which is especially popular with insurance firms, is fully let. ...
Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:59:45 AM
....Britons have downed £158m more alcohol in the last three months compared with 2016, as they enjoyed sunny weather and a string of major sporting events including Wimbledon, the British and Irish Lions rugby tour and the British Grand Prix. A 6% rise year-on-year rise in alcohol sales, a continuing boom in sales of sun cream and ice-cream as well as higher prices on essentials including butter and fish all helped boost supermarket sales by more than 3% for the fourth consecutive period, according to the market researcher Kantar Worldpanel. ...
How to beat summer holiday childcare costs as prices soar 50 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:11:00 AM
....98 - an increase of 111 per cent. Grandparents have become a go-to option for many parents struggling to find reliable childcare, data from comparethesupermarket. ...
Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
....The service costs between £3 and £8, but is free for a short time to members of Tesco’s online delivery membership scheme, Delivery Saver. The supermarket said same day deliveries have jumped in popularity, with 18 per cent growth so far this year. ...
Brexit to push up cost of bangers as UK wholesale meat prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:44:11 PM
....”. The scale of the wholesale price rises were confirmed by both the National Farmers’ Union and the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), which represents the UK’s major abattoirs and meat processors – including the ABP Food Group, Karro and Tulip – which supply supermarkets and other retailers. ...
Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
....Tesco is going head to head with Amazon by extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK. Britain’s biggest supermarket chain said on Monday that the service, which is only available in London and rest of the south-east, will now be rolled out across the country, covering “over 99% of UK households”. ...
Great British Bake Off to be sponsored by Lyle's Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker image
....”. Last week, signs emerged that Britain’s home-baking boom may be running out of steam as the amount of staple baking ingredients sold by supermarkets fell 3. ...
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. ...
SodaStream gets busy with the fizzy … again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:00:33 AM
....Based on industry figures Britons drink more than four litres of soft drinks a week so if a household buys four litres of Highland Spring at 50p a litre, and the same amount of Coca-Cola at 80p a litre, the hardware would pay for itself in around five months. You could save more money by switching from brands to supermarket own-label drinks but the sodanomics might be more persuasive next year when a tax on high-calorie soft drinks kicks in with a top rate of 24p a litre. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
.... And it’s not just forgetful people who would benefit from this. Perhaps you had planned a short holiday and took out a single-trip policy, then your plans changed and you decide to stay away for longer, says Kevin Pratt, insurance expert at Moneysupermarket. ...
Don’t bin it … how we served the UK’s first ‘food waste wedding’ feast image
.... “I didn’t even know until the day before what we were going to eat,” says Charlotte, 30, a urology registrar who lives with her GP husband in Inverness. “Then I was told that a load of frozen chicken had turned up, along with trayfuls of soft fruit rejected by supermarkets. ...
Peak Bake Off? UK's home baking boom soggy bottom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:31:44 PM
....There are signs Britain’s home baking boom may be running out of steam, just as Channel 4 prepares to relaunch one of its main catalysts, The Great British Bake Off. The amount of baking ingredients, including flour, dried fruits and cake coverings, sold by supermarkets fell 3. ...
Mr Kipling maker hit by shoppers' switch to own-label products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 08:29:00 AM
....In the desserts business, sales of branded products climbed 1. 4% – but sales of non-branded products (puddings produced for supermarkets’ own-label ranges) surged by nearly 18%. ...
Britons throw away £200m of food before going on holiday every year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 09:07:00 AM
....Every year, Britons throw away a staggering £200million of perfectly edible food before leaving on their annual break. One in three throws out food worth £20 or more, with milk, bread and bags of salad being the most binned items, according to research from supermarket Sainsbury’s. ...
$16 falafel patties anyone? Amazon moves into meal-kit market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 08:47:22 AM
....The company’s grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, is available in 13 US cities, as well as London, Tokyo and Berlin. In Britain, the company has also partnered with supermarket Morrisons to deliver food and other goods through its Amazon Prime Now same-day delivery service. ...
M&S slashes plastic use in food packaging to cut waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
. A major UK supermarket has slashed the amount of packaging used for its popular snacks such as crisps and popcorn by reducing the pocket of air at the top of the bag. ...
Standards body unveils plan to crack down on sexist advertisements image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
....In 2015, the Sun scrapped Page 3’s topless women after 44 years, a move which came following rising pressure from campaigners including No More Page 3. Before their virtual extinction at the hands of the internet, the lads’ magazine market – led by titles including FHM, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo – found itself confined to top shelves and “modesty bags” by supermarkets feeling the heat of public pressure. ...
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 06:59:34 PM
.... More than £100m of that tax saving was enjoyed by 100 people. Can you imagine a supermarket worker asking to bring forward his pay to avoid a tax charge? The richest in our society are not worth the rewards they give themselves. ...
'The lipstick effect': Britons treat themselves as budgets tighten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 08:00:01 AM
.... “You get an experience, the satisfaction of making something and family time,. “Even if you spend more than you would on a tray bake from the local supermarket you feel you get more bang for your buck. ...
Why you might not be getting what you paid for image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
....The inspection regime dates back to a time when food producers and retailers were largely local. Today’s giant supermarket chains and globalised food companies are supposed to be supervised by the guy from the local council where the factory happens to sit. ...
As car insurance costs rise, the over-65s are urged to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... Insurers offering these include Admiral, Direct Line and Tesco. • Go easy on the modifications Last year, website Moneysupermarket found that turbo/supercharging your car could result in a 132% increase in the cost of cover, while tinted windows and wider wheels or tyres would typically push up the price by 16% and 18% respectively. ...
A weighty issue: is there something fishy about tins of tuna? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
.... In 2012, consumer group Which? decided to investigate after a reader claimed they were getting short measures on smoked salmon. Which? bought 32 packs of smoked salmon in various supermarkets and discovered that 25 (or 78%) were underweight. ...
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. ...
M&S investors spooked by slowdown in food sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 06:24:59 PM
....1% decline – contrasting with a 0. 6% rise pencilled in by analysts – comes at a time when sales of its supermarket rivals have been boosted by inflation and the recent heatwave. ...
Should your supermarket receipt count calories? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 02:25:04 PM
. Fancy your supermarket receipt assessing the healthiness of your trolley? Well, a new proposal says the “traffic lights” system – widely adopted on food and drink packaging since 2013 – should be migrated from individual items to entire receipts. ...
Driver complaints about car park fine policies hit unprecedented levels image
....Matheson is among thousands of drivers who believe they have been unfairly targeted by companies which patrol privately owned car parks. Visitors to supermarkets, hospitals, airports and shopping malls have received demands for sums of up to three figures despite paying, because of misleading signs or a minor typo. ...
Brexit breaks breakfast? Hard Brexit could mean hard luck for fry-up fans image
....”. KPMG made the calculations by taking the cost of mid-range ingredients of a fry-up from a UK supermarket and applying the current EU external customs tariffs to each product. ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
.... The area has not had a grocery store or pharmacy for a long time. ” It can take more than half an hour to drive to the nearest supermarket four miles away due to traffic jams. ...
Hamburg counts the cost of two nights of violence, looting and destruction image
....After groups of hardcore anarchist activists in black masks and clothing had torched dozens of cars and smashed shop fronts in the Altona district in the early hours of Friday, the action had moved to the city’s alternative scene, the Schanzenviertel quarter – home to many of the same people who marched over the course of the summit. For several hours the 15,000-strong police force in the city appeared to have lost control as masked rioters erected and set fire to barricades, pulled slabs of concrete out of the pavement and looted local shops, including a supermarket, an Apple retail store and a pharmacy. ...
Electric car revolution: calculating the cost of green motoring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 08:00:03 AM
.... There are 8,476 petrol filling stations across the UK, most with multiple pumps, but topping up takes minutes rather than hours. A lot of those will be in supermarkets, railway stations and NCP multi-storey car parks. ...
Community groups call time on the demise of the British pub image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 04:19:25 PM
....The report from Plunkett Foundation, a charity that supports community-owned businesses, said these locally owned and run enterprises “are prospering where private enterprise has failed”. It’s a relatively rare shaft of good news for an industry that has been buffeted by a range of factors, from people increasingly opting to either stock up on cheap supermarket booze or pricier craft beers they can drink at home, to high pub rents and wholesale beer prices. ...
Parliamentary motion calls on Sainsbury's to retain Fairtrade mark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 04:04:44 PM
. Nearly 40 MPs are backing a parliamentary motion calling on supermarkets to support the Fairtrade ethical mark amid fears the 25-year-old campaign faces collapse. ...
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. ...
Sainsbury's AGM faces protests over plan to drop Fairtrade tea image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 06:07:34 PM
....Sainsbury’s has been accused of undermining the Fairtrade movement by experimenting with dropping the ethical mark for its own label tea. A series of shareholders and campaign groups criticised the supermarket group for dropping Fairtrade at its annual meeting in London on Wednesday, in an increasingly fraught exchange with the company’s board. ...
Russia's future looks bleak without economic and political reform | Kenneth Rogoff image
....But the burden of adjustment has largely fallen on consumers, owing to a roughly 50% drop in the ruble’s value relative to the dollar; real wages and consumption both fell sharply. As one Russian put it to me, he used to take 1,000 rubles to the supermarket and come home with two bags; now he comes home with one. ...
Productivity usually bounces back after a recession – why hasn't it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:41:14 AM
.... One factor has been the shift in economic output and labour from high productivity industries in recent years. While the number of people working on North Sea oil and gas rigs has gone down, the number of people employed by supermarkets to fill shopping baskets for home deliveries has gone up. ...
FTSE 100 lower despite Worldpay share surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:55:15 PM
....3% after its latest sales figures came in slightly ahead of expectations. The UK's second largest supermarket chain - which also owns Argos - said like-for-like sales excluding petrol rose 2. ...
Subway: What's behind the sandwich chain's UK success? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:32:42 PM
....In a crowded market, the distinctive Subway smell helps it to stand out from the competition. "It's like walking into a supermarket. ...
Sainsbury's sales helped by hot weather image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:07:05 AM
....Analysts said June's hot weather had helped to lift sales at the company, which also includes Argos. The UK's second biggest supermarket said like-for-like sales - which strip out the impact of new stores - grew by 2. ...
Sainsbury's sales sizzle as shoppers snap up paddling pools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:53:35 AM
....2%. All the supermarkets have been lifted by a combination of a warm start to the summer and rising inflation. ...
F1 tech for babies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:04:53 PM
....But it has also branched out into other areas - designing energy storage systems for solar power projects, for example. Tucked away in a corridor of the factory is what looks like a fairly normal supermarket fridge - except that the edge of each shelf, where you'd normally see a price tag, is a bit broader and curvier than normal. ...
Nisa denies staff annual bonuses despite hitting performance targets image
....7bn takeover of Booker, the wholesaler behind the Londis and Budgens chains, kickstarted consolidation in the convenience store sector. The convenience market has become a key battleground for the major supermarket chains as Britons shun the big weekly shop in favour of small top-up shops on their doorstep. ...
Five minute guide to high-charging investment funds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:11:00 AM
....The lengthy regulatory war against fund manager overcharging means few people now pay that much. You can often avoid paying an initial charge by investing via a fund supermarket such as Fidelity FundsNetwork, Hargreaves Lansdown Vantage, Cavendish Online, Chelsea Financial Services, and others. ...
What’s your policy when it comes to having a perfect holiday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
....“It’s all about perceived levels of risk. Insurers think that the older you get, the more prone you are to illness and to the sort of injuries which might be sustained in trips and falls,” says Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs expert at Moneysupermarket. ...

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