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....A decision to sell up is likely to cause controversy among Nisa’s members, because its raison d’etre is to help them compete with supermarket giants such as Sainsbury’s. Nisa describes itself as a “family of independent grocers” and when it launched in the late 70s, the goal of the Northern Independents Supermarket Association was “to protect the interests of independents against the insurgence of the national supermarket chains”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Tesco is to close a call centre in Cardiff, putting 1,100 jobs at risk. The supermarket chain said that in February it planned to close one of its two call centres which handle customer emails, social media inquiries and phone calls. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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
....Tesco is to close a call centre in Cardiff, putting 1,100 jobs at risk. The supermarket chain said that in February it planned to close one of its two call centres which handle customer emails, social media inquiries and phone calls. ...
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
....A decision to sell up is likely to cause controversy among Nisa’s members, because its raison d’etre is to help them compete with supermarket giants such as Sainsbury’s. Nisa describes itself as a “family of independent grocers” and when it launched in the late 70s, the goal of the Northern Independents Supermarket Association was “to protect the interests of independents against the insurgence of the national supermarket chains”. ...
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 will also give shoppers the option of picking up goods ordered online. Bryan Roberts, an analyst at TCC Global, said the deal with Whole Foods suggested that Amazon could now look to buy supermarket chains in its major markets which include the UK, France and Germany. ...
Tesco fined £8m for fuel leak at petrol station in Lancashire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:17:25 PM
....The investigation found Tesco’s failure to fix a known issue with the fuel delivery system, coupled with poor emergency procedures, caused the incident. A spokesman for the supermarket chain said: “We sincerely regret the fuel spillage incident at our petrol station in Haslingden and we’re sorry for the impact it had on the local environment, our customers and the community. ...
More than half of Morrisons investors rebel over executive pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 06:21:25 PM
....The vote comes after shareholder advisory services, including ISS, recommended rejecting the report. The supermarket chain had announced plans to increase the maximum long-term bonus for its chief executive, David Potts, from 240% of his basic salary to up to 300%. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
.... He is expected to give away about £1bn of that, some of it in cash during his lifetime and the remainder by selling assets through the terms of his will. Haji-Ioannou joins a host of billionaires who have made the pledge, whose British contingent includes the Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson, Ann Gloag, the transport group Stagecoach’s co-founder, and Lord Sainsbury, whose family started the supermarket chain. ...
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 boss of Tesco, Dave Lewis, saw his pay package shrink last year despite leading the company to its first year of sales growth in seven years. The chief executive of Britain’s biggest supermarket chain received £4. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
.... However, opening to the public has been delayed after some technical glitches. If the stores open in the UK, it would mark a major step up in Amazon’s efforts to take a share of the British grocery market since the launch of the Fresh delivery service last summer and its tie-up with the Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons. ...
FTSE 100 lifted by HSBC and Shell results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:36:35 AM
....Shares in Shell were up nearly 3% after it reported a sharp rise in first-quarter profits, helped by higher oil prices. The UK's fourth-largest supermarket chain, Morrisons, reported another quarter of healthy sales growth, but after a bright start to trading the shares fell back and by midday they were down 0. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
. Morrisons, the UK's fourth-biggest supermarket chain, has reported better-than-expected sales for the past quarter, boosted by price cuts. ...
Sainsbury's weighs up franchise deals to boost Local network image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:08:00 PM
....Sainsbury’s is considering expanding its convenience store chain by offering franchise deals to independent retailers as it struggles to find suitable new sites. The UK’s second biggest supermarket chain said it planned to open just 25 of its own Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores this year, down from 41 last year and 66 the year before. ...
Sainsbury’s warns over pay squeeze as profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:02:09 AM
....Sainsbury’s has warned that a squeeze on real pay growth and lower consumer confidence is hitting non-food sales as it revealed a third consecutive year of falling profits. The supermarket chain’s pre-tax profits slid by 8. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
.... It has also fought back against discounters Aldi and Lidl with the introduction of a budget range of own-label “farm” brands. Satisfied that the UK’s biggest supermarket chain is no longer in freefall, Lewis has set a target that by 2020 it will earn between 3. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Brexit: Food chiefs warn on EU tariffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 08:55:57 PM
...."To keep prices low for consumers, it is particularly important that we don't have any new tariffs and we maintain frictionless movement of goods and put consumers at the heart of this," she told the Mail on Sunday. The groups' members include British farms, food giants such as Nestle and supermarket chains such as Tesco. ...
Asda withdraws Slimzone meals amid row with Slimming World image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:10:47 AM
. The supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn a range of slimming meals after a disagreement with weight loss organisation Slimming World. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
.... . Earlier on Thursday, the supermarket chain Sainsbury became the latest retailer to warn of the pressure to raise prices. ...
Sainsbury's warns over 'uncertain' impact of pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:22:39 AM
....Sainsbury’s has warned that the impact of cost pressures from the post-Brexit vote decline in the pound remains uncertain as it reported a slight fall in sales at its supermarkets. The UK’s supermarket chains are facing higher import costs following the fall in the pound against the dollar and the euro since the June referendum, as well as some commodity price rises. ...
Asda offers staff a pay rise for 'flexible' contract image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 03:18:08 PM
....". The UK's third-biggest supermarket chain, after Tesco and Sainsbury's, has been struggling with declining sales. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
Tesco to pay out nearly £10m to staff after payroll errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:56:20 AM
....7m after payroll errors meant they were paid below the national minimum wage. Britain’s biggest supermarket chain said the majority of workers affected would receive up to £40. ...
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....John Lewis has slashed its staff bonus to just 6% of salary, the lowest level since the 1950s, despite a 21% rise in pre-tax profits. The group, which includes department stores and the Waitrose supermarket chain, said the bonus was the equivalent of three weeks’ pay and had been cut to retain profits and strengthen its balance sheet. ...
Morrisons profit rises as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:36:42 AM
. Morrisons, the UK's fourth-biggest supermarket chain, has reported rising sales and profits as its turnaround strategy continues to bring results. ...
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. The supermarket chain pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 after inspectors found the dead vermin alongside mouse droppings and pupae shells at its distribution centre in Enfield, north London. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
. Asda, Britain’s third largest supermarket chain and owner of the George brand, is imposing harsher payment terms on its clothing suppliers as it attempts to turn the business around. ...
Theresa May must block London Stock Exchange bids until after Brexit | Nils Pratley image
.... Truss will review the current framework to ensure it remains “fit for purpose”, which suggests she knows it isn’t. PriceWaterhouseCoopers was the auditor on the job at Tesco when the supermarket chain confessed to a £263m overstatement of profits. ...
Supermarkets ration lettuces after poor weather hits growers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:59:03 PM
. Shoppers afflicted by the “courgette crisis” are facing further privation, as supermarket chains Morrisons and Tesco imposed restrictions on the number of lettuces that can be bought by each customer. ...
TalkTalk hoping for rapid results as Dunstone gets his hands dirty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:32 PM
....In the 1980s and 1990s, the retail industry’s golden years, Sir Ken Morrison, who has died aged 85, was king. Morrisons was never the biggest supermarket chain in the land, but its chairman and driving force would have collected the “most admired” gong in most years. ...
Sir Ken Morrison's best quotes: 'You’ve got a lot more bullshit than me' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:24:50 PM
. Sir Ken Morrison, founder of the Bradford-based supermarket chain, has died aged 85. ...
Our next Scandi import: organic ‘folk food’ for all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:05:01 AM
....4bn, the average Briton spends £24 a year on organic foods, compared with £141 in Denmark, with the market amounting to less than 2% of UK grocery sales. Denmark’s organic industry has benefited from the long-running support of major retailers, including Netto, the discount supermarket chain owned by Dansk Supermarked, the Danish equivalent of Tesco. ...
UK Christmas retail: the winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:23:56 PM
.... Fresh fruit and vegetables, beers, wine and spirits, and Morrisons’ new upmarket The Best range did well, while sales of the Nutmeg clothing range rose 30%. Britain’s second biggest supermarket chain surprised the City with a record Christmas and its first sales growth since March. ...
Tesco hails turnaround as festive sales increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:18:49 AM
....9% rise in sales at Waitrose’s growing number of in-store cafes, restaurants, wine and snack bars. Asda, the UK’s third biggest supermarket chain, is expected to have had a trickier trading period. ...
M&S beats Christmas sales forecast in clothing and homeware image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:18:05 AM
....Among the key trading updates on Thursday, the John Lewis Partnership said like-for-like sales at its department stores had risen 2. 7% over Christmas, while its Waitrose supermarket chain chalked up a 2. ...
Record Christmas at Sainsbury’s 'shows logic of Argos takeover' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 08:29:40 AM
....5% in the quarter compared with a 1% fall in the previous six months. Britain’s second largest supermarket chain said online groceries, convenience stores, clothing and other non-food performed strongly in the third quarter. ...
Morrisons enjoys some 'remarkable' Christmas cheer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:01 AM
. Morrisons enjoyed its best Christmas in seven years as the supermarket chain revamped its premium ranges, opened more tills and cut fewer prices. ...
Morrisons sees best Christmas performance for seven years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 07:29:30 AM
. Morrisons has reported its strongest Christmas sales for seven years as the supermarket chain's recovery continues. ...
Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:38:03 PM
....Tesco, which employs more than 300,000 people in the UK, is scheduled to unveil its trading figures for the vital Christmas period on Thursday. James Anstead, analyst at Barclays – one of Tesco’s house brokers – has predicted that the supermarket chain will report that sales during the six weeks to 7 January were flat on the same period the previous year. ...
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. ...
Muesli queen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:26:12 AM
....Despite their youthful enthusiasm, increased sales were hard to come by, and Manya left the business two years later. Carolyn, however, persevered on her own, and in 1997 the company got its big break when Australia's second largest supermarket chain, Coles, started to stock its muesli. ...
What used to stress out Sainsbury's boss? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:23:46 AM
. Mike Coupe, the head of the supermarket chain Sainsbury's, shares the business advice he wishes he had been given when he started out. ...
Good Christmas? M&S set to surprise as retailers reveal festive sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 02:14:45 PM
.... “If they delivered another 6% decline [on clothing] the market would clobber them,” said Jeary. With food a key component of the Christmas spending spree analysts are optimistic that, as in 2015, the major supermarket chains will deliver decent figures, with Morrisons leading the pack amid its renaissance under chief executive David Potts. ...
'Blueberries pay 10 times more than tobacco' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:08:46 PM
. Before embarking on a controversial land reform programme, Zimbabwe was one of the top horticultural exporters to the European Union, supplying fresh fruit and flowers to some of the world's leading supermarket chains. ...
Aldi to become highest-paying supermarket in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:13 AM
....Aldi is to give more than 3,000 staff a pay rise in an effort to leapfrog fellow German discounter Lidl to become the highest-paying supermarket in the UK. Employees at the fast-growing supermarket chain will earn £8. ...
Retailer B&M reveals hearty Christmas trading period image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:19:57 PM
....5p in morning trading on Wednesday, the best performer across the FTSE 100 and 250 indexes, as some analysts said they planned to upgrade their profit forecasts for the year. The strong sales at B&M – which Arora bought in 2005 with his brother – bode well for discounters despite talk of a fightback by the major supermarket chains before Christmas. ...
Richard Cousins makes shock departure from Tesco board of directors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:26:50 PM
....Richard Cousins, the chief executive of the catering group Compass, has abruptly left his position as senior independent director of Tesco just days before Britain’s biggest retailer unveils its Christmas trading figures. The surprise departure of Cousins after just two years on the board will be seen as a blow for the supermarket chain by the City. ...
BP fills up with $1.3bn Australian petrol station deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:46:00 PM
....3bn (£1. 1bn) for the petrol station business of Woolworths, the Australian supermarket chain. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... However, the competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, later said the full amount may not be payable to Ireland. In the empire-building stakes, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s won control of Argos, Shire Pharmaceuticals took over Baxalta, ABInBev, the world’s biggest brewer, completed its £79bn acquisition of SAB Miller and as the year drew to a close, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox lodged an £11. ...
A third of Brits throw away Christmas turkey and sprouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:01:41 AM
....One in three UK consumers admit to binning turkey and sprouts for their Christmas dinner before it even reaches the table because of their lack of culinary knowhow, a new report has revealed. Official figures show that UK households throw away 7m tonnes of food every year, but the new research from supermarket chain Sainsbury’s shows householders are more likely to bin food over the festive season because they don’t know how to prepare and cook it. ...
GCHQ asked to step up action against cyber-attack threat to financial services image
....Tyrie’s letter to Martin, who is leading the Cheltenham-based National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), uses last month’s incident at Tesco Bank to illustrate the vulnerabilities of the financial system. In November, the banking arm of supermarket chain Tesco admitted that £2. ...
7,000 tonnes of dried fruit: inside the world's largest mince pie factory image
.... This year Wood and his technical staff have been asked by Asda to close the notorious mince pie “air gap” – the space between filling and lid which means the whole pie collapses at first bite. The gap, explains Wood, is the result of the pie’s lid rising in the oven – and the supermarket chain wants rid of it. ...
UK food prices will rise without EU workers, say trade groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 06:30:35 PM
....Nearly 4 million people are employed in growing, harvesting, producing, packaging, selling and serving food and drink in the UK, a large proportion of whom are EU nationals. Although food prices continue to fall amid heavy competition between the major supermarket chains and fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl, rising costs are expected to drive up inflation in the coming months. ...
Supermarket shoppers can get their Christmas dinner for £20 – survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:00:03 AM
....48 a head, after shopping around for the best prices at Aldi, Lidl, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland, Good Housekeeping magazine found in its annual festive shopping basket cost survey. Good Housekeeping tracked the price of the 11 products across 10 major supermarket chains and found prices were the cheapest since it began its survey eight years ago. ...
SFO will not charge former Tesco boss over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:38:53 AM
. Tesco’s former chief executive Philip Clarke will not face charges in relation to an accounting scandal at the supermarket chain, it has been confirmed. ...
Theresa May should ignore objections to publishing pay ratios | Nils Pratley image
....Yet even this gentle proposal, likely to be included in the government’s green paper on corporate governance on Tuesday, is running into resistance. Pay ratios are too crude and could mislead, runs one argument, because an investment bank, where lots of people tend to earn megabucks, could seem to be a “fairer” employer than a supermarket chain employing tens of thousands of shelf-stackers and checkout assistants. ...
Dunelm buys Kiddicare in online drive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 09:28:02 AM
....5m rescue deal for UK online shopping group Worldstores. It is the latest twist for Kiddicare, which was bought by supermarket chain Morrisons for £70m in 2011 before being sold for £2m just three years later. ...
Iceland government challenges retail chain Iceland over name use image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:05:03 PM
....“The Icelandic government’s legal challenge at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU-IPO) seeks to invalidate this exclusive registration on the basis that the term ‘Iceland’ is exceptionally broad and ambiguous in definition, often rendering the country’s firms unable to describe their products as Icelandic,” the statement added. The ministry said Iceland had tried several times to negotiate in the hope of reaching a fair solution and avoiding legal action but its efforts had been met with “unrealistic and unacceptable demands by the supermarket chain leaving Iceland with no choice but to proceed with a legal resolution to the situation”. ...
Iceland launches legal challenge over supermarket name image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:02:56 PM
. The Icelandic government is taking legal action against the supermarket chain Iceland in a trademark dispute over using the name, it has confirmed. ...
Aldi and Lidl hike milk and banana prices as pound's fall bites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 06:55:10 PM
.... They have had to move up on price on the single most popular product line in any supermarket,” one industry source said. Most traditional supermarket chains price their loose bananas, which shoppers compare closely with their competitors, slightly more cheaply than bagged bananas. ...
Morrisons to revive Safeway brand name image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:44:18 PM
. The supermarket chain Morrisons is to revive the Safeway name for some of the food it makes for independent retailers. ...
Tesco chief warns brands not to make UK shoppers pay for weak pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:49:32 PM
....”. The Marmite dispute resulted in gaps on Tesco’s shelves after the UK’s largest supermarket chain refused to accept price increases of about 10% on household brands ranging from Marmite to Persil and Flora in order to accommodate the falling price of sterling. ...
Majestic Wine toasts sales growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:50:05 AM
.... Its Naked Wines business operates in the UK, the US and Australia. If you think the big grocers have it tough in competition with the internet, spare a thought for Majestic Wines, which flourished in the yuppie years but now faces a struggle against not only online rivals but the combined might of the big supermarket chains. ...
Amazon expands Morrisons grocery delivery deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:31:59 AM
...."We look forward to adding more stores and reaching more customers in the future," said Prime Now EU director Mariangela Marseglia. Analysts at Shore Capital described the latest stage of Morrisons' deal with Amazon as "innovative" and said it would boost the supermarket chain in areas where it had little foothold. ...
More than 7m Britons now in precarious employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:48:33 PM
....It is not just insurgent tech companies that use large numbers of non-staff workers to deliver their core services. Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, said between 35% and 40% of its warehouse workers – some 6,000 – are provided by agencies. ...
Tesco makes gains as Aldi and Lidl growth hits five-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 12:26:45 PM
....Meanwhile, action by Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s to cut prices has drawn the discounters into the price war. “Aldi and Lidl haven’t let their price differential [to the major supermarket chains] slip and so they have been cutting prices which has slowed their growth down,” said McKevitt. ...
Argos boss plans whirlwind shop tour to boost catalogue retailer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 05:42:24 PM
....Rogers is working hard to turn Argos, considered by many to be one of the dying dogs of the high street, into a modern growth story for Sainsbury’s. The supermarket chain paid £1. ...

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