Supermarkets

Coronavirus: Supermarkets ‘want police support’
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Coronavirus: Supermarkets ‘want police support’

Fights break out in UK stores following rumours of heightened shopping restrictions
20 Mar 2020
How supermarkets are preparing for coronavirus outbreak
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How supermarkets are preparing for coronavirus outbreak

Expert says ‘feed the nation’ plans are already being drawn up by major chains
3 Mar 2020
Sales of Christmas puddings down on 2018
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Sales of Christmas puddings down on 2018

Supermarket data shows slump in demand for festive food
11 Dec 2019
Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down
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Why Tesco’s Dave Lewis is stepping down

The boss who turned Tesco’s fortunes around will leave CEO role in 2020
2 Oct 2019
Why are profits collapsing at Aldi?
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Why are profits collapsing at Aldi?

German discounter announces aggressive expansion despite sinking profits
17 Sep 2019
Why are supermarket sales flat?
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Why are supermarket sales flat?

Brexit, fears of recession and price rises blamed for weak data
21 Aug 2019
Will shoppers be charged for using self-service machines?
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Will shoppers be charged for using self-service machines?

MPs say 1p fee for using self-scan tills could raise £30m a year to ‘heal social divisions’
22 May 2019

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Tesco launches plastic-free trial for fruit and veg
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Tesco launches plastic-free trial for fruit and veg

The month-long trial will see loose apples and avocados appearing in Extra stores in Watford and Swindon
25 Mar 2019
Asda-Sainsbury’s merger ‘should face competition probe’
Talks between Asda and Sainsbury's are in an 'advanced' stage
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Asda-Sainsbury’s merger ‘should face competition probe’

Opposition politicians fear thousands of workers could be laid off with customers left worse off
30 Apr 2018
Dutch supermarket creates world’s first ‘plastic-free’ aisle
BEIJING - JANUARY 27:A shopper chooses granny smith apples at the newly-opened Tesco supermarket on January 27, 2007 in Beijing, China. The UK giant opened its first own-brand supermarket in
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Dutch supermarket creates world’s first ‘plastic-free’ aisle

Ekoplaza Lab opens its doors in Amsterdam today featuring fresh produce, following Theresa May’s call for similar scheme in UK
28 Feb 2018
Co-op to sell food past its best before date for 10p
East of England Co-Op
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Co-op to sell food past its best before date for 10p

East of England Co-op pioneers policy aimed at cracking down on food waste
4 Dec 2017
Britain's 'big four' supermarkets fight for their lives
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Britain's 'big four' supermarkets fight for their lives

German discounters Aldi and Lidl are transforming British shopping habits
18 Aug 2017
Asda surprises with first sales rise in three years
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Asda surprises with first sales rise in three years

Growth has been partly at expense of profits, figures show
18 Aug 2017
Sainsbury's halts talks on Nisa buyout
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Sainsbury's halts talks on Nisa buyout

Supermarket is waiting to see outcome of review of Tesco-Booker deal
15 Aug 2017
Supermarket 'fake farms' to look out for
Supermarket fruit and vegetables
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Supermarket 'fake farms' to look out for

Morrisons pledges to use real placenames only for produce and meat
10 Aug 2017
Tesco ends sale of 5p single-use carrier bags
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Tesco ends sale of 5p single-use carrier bags

Customers will have to buy 10p bag-for-life if they don't bring their own
8 Aug 2017
Morrisons 'baffled' to be named UK's worst shop
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Morrisons 'baffled' to be named UK's worst shop

New Which? survey seems to contradict findings of separate supermarket study in February
15 May 2017
NHS staff 'leaving to work in supermarkets due to low pay'
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NHS staff 'leaving to work in supermarkets due to low pay'

Salary cap putting patients at risk as workers quit for better-paid jobs, says NHS Providers
8 May 2017
Shoppers face lettuce rationing amid 'vegetable crisis'
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Shoppers face lettuce rationing amid 'vegetable crisis'

Bad weather in southern Spain forces supermarkets to limit sales – and increase prices
3 Feb 2017
Live crickets and worms cause commuter chaos
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Live crickets and worms cause commuter chaos

New Yorkers stuck on train with insects and no air conditioning - and other tall tales
26 Aug 2016
Have we reached peak convenience store?
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Have we reached peak convenience store?

'Big four' grocers saturate the market with a 21 per cent increase in the number of smaller stores in just five years
17 Jun 2016
New deal: How supermarket offers are changing
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New deal: How supermarket offers are changing

Most big supermarket chains have changed the way they try to lure buyers. Now Asda is being forced to follow suit
29 Apr 2016
Aldi and Lidl – and Waitrose – set for Christmas boom
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Aldi and Lidl – and Waitrose – set for Christmas boom

Savvy shoppers are planning to use multiple outlets to grab bargains and afford treats
2 Dec 2015
Sainsbury's shares suffer after dividend cut
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Sainsbury's shares suffer after dividend cut

Company reported lower profit but still managed to beat analyst expectations
11 Nov 2015
Milk price: Tesco throws down gauntlet to rivals
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Milk price: Tesco throws down gauntlet to rivals

Supermarket follows vow to use only British milk in yoghurts with premium price pledge on cheese
3 Sep 2015
Fresh & Easy: Tesco's American
Tesco in America
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Fresh & Easy: Tesco's American

Tesco is blaming the recession for its troubles in the United States. But did the supermarket giant totally misjudge the American market?
27 Apr 2009
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