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Mults slash veg prices in response to spring crop glut Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Warm weather during the spring has contributed to a glut of supply from UK growers

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Waitrose adds 25 new craft and speciality beers to its lineup Subscription

26 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes as the supermarket has reported a 33% rise in speciality beer sales over the past year

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Waitrose trials recipe box delivery after ditching store offer Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer has launched Cook Well delivery service that caters for one-off and weekly subscription customers

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Shoppers stressed by Tesco more than Aldi, study reveals Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research claims customers find it more stressful shopping at the UK’s biggest supermarket than at rival Aldi

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Tesco offloads opticians business to Vision Express Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The disposal is subject to regulatory approval by the Competition & Markets Authority

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Booths looks to 'revive' the roast dinner with new campaign Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Campaign comes after a survey of more than 14,000 consumers found roasts were becoming an increasingly rare occasion…

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Tesco brings supplier talks forward to stave off inflation Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought forward negotiations with suppliers to find alternatives to passing on inflation

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City snapshot: Tesco posts first full-year UK sales rise for seven years Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has posted its first full-year like-for-like UK sales growth since 2009/2010 as the supermarket’s recovery under CEO Dave Lewis continues to gather pace

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Tesco faces probe over Dunnhumby data allegations Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Companies are also said to have raised concerns over the price Dunnhumby charges


Nifties kicks off £3,500 expansion crowdfunding push

11 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Nifties plans to use the money to fund new stores

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Food sales increase in March thanks to inflation but hopes rest on Easter Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Food retailers managed to record growth in March but the rise was mainly driven by inflation as the sector pins its hopes on a bumper Easter.

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Inflation reaches its highest level since Christmas 2013 Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index shows annual inflation for the month to 1 April standing at 1.4%

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Tesco to cut more night shifts and 24-hour opening at stores Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

 Tesco is ploughing ahead with more changes to its service model at a further 69 stores, with 3,000 staff facing redundancy as a result

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First look: Waitrose Haywards Heath Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest addition to the Waitrose estate hosts a number of the retailer’s new concepts, including an open kitchen and wine bar

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City snapshot: Late Easter holds back supermarket sales Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest grocery market share figures released this morning shows the late Easter this year has held back supermarket sales as food inflation continues to rise.

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Dave Lewis apologises as Tesco takes a £235m hit Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Lewis said Tesco was a fundamentally different organisation compared to 2014

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Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons follow Tesco with 2ppl fuel cut Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Tesco will introduce the reduced prices at its 500 petrol stations this afternoon ahead of Mother’s Day

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Morrisons cuts time to pay smaller suppliers to 14 days Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is shortening its payment terms for its smaller suppliers to a maximum of 14 days

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London attack 'may prompt tighter store security' Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Retailers may be forced to bring in Istanbul-style security measures in stores in London, a leading analyst has warned

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Tesco overhauls beers, wine and spirits to give more space to craft and own label Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco says the changes “better reflect the way customers shop”

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Morrisons upgrades Merret supply system for Nutmeg womenswear Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Morrisons announced the launch of its spring/summer collection in 50 of its selected supermarkets earlier this month

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Asda withdraws Slimzone range ahead of Slimming World hearing

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A court hearing is due next week over Asda’s linking of Slimzone products to Slimming World

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Tesco takes an axe to Heineken range in major reset Subscription

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Cull includes Amstel, Sol, Tiger and most Fosters sub-variants, but no brand has been spared

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The Co-op looks for 'deeper meaning' of Mother's Day Video

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer is also running events, where parents and children can get involved in craft activities and afternoon tea

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Property value of major supermarkets down £6.5bn in two years Subscription

20 Mar 2017 Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Research by Saving Stream showed the property estates of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda amounted to £37.8bn in 2016

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How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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Buyers must be free to do their jobs

24 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Rayner

Buyers are stifled by internal projects, short-term requests, unnecessary meetings and report writing

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Does Farms spell the end for good, better, best tiering? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Could the trend for fluffy Farms branding spell the end for words like Value, Basics and Price?

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Speed is increasingly expected in the bagging area Video Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Few words strike frustration into the heart of the shopper quite like “unexpected item in bagging area”

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The big six issues facing Tesco Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

551497Tesco is looking more upbeat on sales growth, but it is still up against a torrid landscape of challenges

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Impulse promotions on the rise as fruit & veg deals decline Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals the mults are ramping up impulse promotions while cutting back on fruit & veg deals

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Can HelloFresh make mass market recipe boxes work? Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Can HelloFresh do a ‘Graze’ and reverse into a mult – with a premium price?

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Brand value must go into the mix at Morrisons

23 Mar 2017 | By Matt Lee

It’s not unheard of for supermarkets to focus on non-food departments to boost sales and footfall

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Adjudicator Tacon takes supermarkets to task over forecasting Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Christine Tacon has done a u-turn on forecasting, now the “number one issue” despite last year’s all-clear

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