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Sean Clarke puts Asda in back-to-basics lockdown Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda boss Sean Clarke has retired the flagship strategy of his namesake predecessor six months early

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Asda's Project Renewal quietly wound up by Sean Clarke Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Chain reports 10th consecutive period of like-for-like sales decline but rules out ’nuclear’ price option

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Asda like-for-like sales fall 2.9% in the fourth quarter Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Performance was an improvement on recent quarters, and shows signs of turnaround under new CEO Sean Clarke 

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Loyalty levels low as shoppers are 'spoilt for choice' Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The top reasons for switching were low everyday prices and better value for money

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Mike Coupe hits out at 'failing' business rates system Subscription

20 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Coupe criticised the system for failing to take into account new online players in the market

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Morrisons ditches customer complaint charges to suppliers Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer notified suppliers this week in a letter from group commercial director Darren Blackhurst

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The Co-op to add local ranges to all c-stores in shake-up Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move is part of its Renewal strategy under new CEO Steve Murrells

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The Co-op puts Bank up for sale Subscription

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Flatlining interest rates and high transformation costs put a spoke in bank’s plans for organic growth

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Tesco orders promotion checks after damning BBC investigation

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Undercover reporter found customers were being overcharged on multibuys at two thirds of stores visited

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Tesco-Booker deal scrutiny by CMA ranges from 246-400 stores Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The successful completion of Tesco’s merger with wholesale giant Booker hinges on around 400 stores

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The Grocer's Power List reflects the big four's resurgence

10 Feb 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Over the years the supermarket bosses have dominated this list as a rule

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Fresh produce shortage bites UK retailers to tune of £8m Video Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

eThe UK’s top nine supermarkets saw year-on-year sales of courgettes fall by more than £2m last month

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Adjudicator rules payment for shelf space is beyond remit Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Consultation did not find enough evidence to launch an official investigation into any of the big supermarkets

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Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth biggest food retailer Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales at the German discounter were up 12.4% to £1.7bn in the 12 weeks to 29 January

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Morrisons buys two thirds of retail oysters for Valentine's Day

06 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

Morrisons cuts the price of an oyster to 25p, with fishmongers leading oyster preparation classes

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M&S raised £3.2m for Macmillan Cancer Support last year

06 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Highest annual donation since the beginning of the partnership seven years ago…

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Tesco and Booker confident of merger approval but CMA may have other ideas Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

One of the major unknowns thrown up by the surprise Tesco takeover of Booker is how the CMA will react and what remedies will be required to appease the monopoly watchdog. We look at the deal’s chances.

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Grocer 33 reveals the secret to supermarkets' recovery Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The top five supermarkets all improved their in-store performances compared with the previous year

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Multibuys axed across the board by supermarkets Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bogofs and x for y deals are being replaced by more price-only reductions

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Sainsbury's chair warned over using staff to renovate home Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Company board found Tyler breached ethical code of conduct but made no financial gain

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MPs probe supermarkets on 'wasteful' online multibuy offers

19 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The questioning follows claims from many of the mults they have either banned or are phasing out bogofs and other multibuys

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Tesco redistributes five million meals with FareShare FoodCloud

16 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Tesco says work is now underway to extend the scheme across a further 1,800 convenience stores

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Suppliers in distress as mults enjoy recovery, says report Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The recovery of the supermarkets has piled increasing pressure on the supply chain

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Alessandra Bellini is new Tesco chief customer officer

11 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Bellini most recently served as Unilever VP for food in North America and food general manager for the US

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Sainsbury’s Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

11 Jan 2017

Leading retail and City analysts react to the latest results

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Morrisons scores own goal with 'pie goalie' bantz

24 Feb 2017

A few weeks ago, no one had heard of Sutton United’s sub goalie Wayne Shaw

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Supermarkets seem switched on over free-range eggs crisis Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Kevin White

The big supermarkets seem switched on to the threat to free-range eggs

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Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

Retailers and grocers need to seize the opportunity to engage with shoppers in store through mobile

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Are supermarket Valentine’s Day dine-in deals something to fall in love with?

14 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

So who is doing what in terms of a romantic promotional bundle? And how do they compare on price?

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Three big opportunities for suppliers from the Tesco-Booker merger - video Video

14 Feb 2017 | By David Sables

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains how suppliers should best approach negotiations with Tesco and Booker

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Tesco's Booker deal is further evidence of supermarket future-proofing Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

For Sainsbury’s and Argos and Morrisons and Amazon, you can now read Tesco and Booker

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Sainsbury’s will need to be sensitive with its meat-free push Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We all know the standing joke about giving up meat: you may not live longer, but it certainly feels like it

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The future of retail is closer than you think

23 Jan 2017 | By Jamie Murray Wells

The status quo is no longer an option for retailers, argues Google’s Jamie Murray 

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Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.

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'Remarkable' Christmas as major retailers all report success Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle

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Five ways retail will change Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Here are five predictions that show what the future of retail might look like



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