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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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Hypermarkets being used as convenience stores, new report finds

17 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Hypermarkets are part of ‘little and often’ trend

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Asda leads fuel price cuts across supermarket forecourts Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Average fuel prices had risen by 16.8% in the last year…

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Viable convenience store sites for mults 'pretty much gone' Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Many available stores are too small for traditional c-store models

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Collins confident in strategy despite Waitrose sales decline Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

MD Rob Collins insists the Waitrose store renovation programme is working

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Discounter growth set to plateau as new stores cannibalise sales Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The latest Colliers International/MSCI UK supermarket investment report claims Aldi will be hit most

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Sainsbury's kicks off 'autism-friendly' trial in Liverpool

01 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Staff have received training from community enterprise Autism Adventures to enable them to provide specialist assistance

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Amazon reported to be planning drive-thru supermarket in Seattle Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The model would enable customers to pick up online orders in a designated 15-minute to two-hour window

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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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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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Supermarket prices rising as curtain falls on deflation Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The industry-wide deflation that has gripped the grocery market since mid-2014 fell back to zero in the month to 1 February

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Lessons from this weekend’s ordering meltdown at Sainsbury’s Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Sainsbury’s handled the chaos well overall - but it could have done with being a bit more proactive

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Is the BRC to blame for business rates revaluation fiasco? Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

With small shops facing eye-watering rates increases, how has this happened, and should the BRC have done more to stop them?

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Can supermarkets cut it in today's fashion market? Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Modern consumers demand appealing designs as well as prices

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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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