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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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City snapshot: 'Good' Christmas for Sainsbury's as sales creep higher Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s hailed a “good” Christmas performance as sales in the 15 weeks to 7 January rose 0.8%, with like-for-like sales nudging up 0.1%


Co-op reports Christmas like-for-likes up 3.5% Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op attributes success to investment in stores, focus on convenience and its heavyweight advertising campaign


Suppliers under more pressure despite recovery at supermarkets Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The recovery of the supermarkets has piled increasing pressure on the supply chain, with almost 6,000 food suppliers experiencing increased levels of financial distress, according to recovery firm Begbies Traynor.

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Morrisons Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

10 Jan 2017

City and retail analysts react to Morrisons’ Christmas trading update

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Tesco offers staff checks as part of Colleague Health Month

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has teamed up with Nuffield Health to offer checks on BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol

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Tesco puts food quality centre stage in new ad campaign Video

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket giant launches a major new advertising campaign to woo customers by stressing the quality of its food

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Adjudicator role extension impractical, warns PTF Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Provision Trade Federation warned extending the GCA powers would be impossible to fund


Waitrose Christmas week sales drop as festive dates distort comparisons Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Year-on-year Christmas sales at Waitrose fell 12.5% in the week to 31 December as the timing of Christmas Day this year affected comparative sales

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Asda and Tesco go head to head over cupboard basics Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

2017 already shows signs of brutal competition among the supermarkets

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Tesco cuts price of women's razors to match cost of men's

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A newspaper investigation last year showed women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items

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Healthy eating to fore in Morrisons price cuts Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has cut the price of 800 lines including many healthy eating lines and ‘superfoods’


Supermarkets 'among least trusted' with consumer data Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Financial institutions, healthcare providers and car and home insurers had the best reputations

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Aldi and Tesco compete in Christmas veg price war

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought back Festive Five promotion, but Aldi is undercutting offer with 19p deal

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Booze deals feel the pinch as Christmas activity builds up Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets are decking the halls with offers but shoppers aren’t getting as many good deals as last year

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Shelf position payments 'no longer an issue' says Adjudicator Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon warned she was close to launching an official investigation into alleged ‘Drop and Drive’ discrepancies

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Three-quarters of Christmas food shoppers to visit big four Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Savvy found that 36% of shoppers planned on spending more on festive food and drink than last year


mysupermarket.co.uk now includes Lidl lines and prices Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Lidl is the 15th retailer to join the comparison site behind chains such as Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S and Morrisons

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Six major retailers pledge to ban plastic in cotton buds Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The commitments came in the wake of a public petition which collected over 130,000 signatures in less than two weeks

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Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos use new renewable fuel in lorries Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The fuel is claimed to be the most cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs


Walmart warns Asda turnaround ‘will take time’ as like for likes fall 5.8% Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Walmart stressed it remained confident in the management team and said progress had already been made

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Sainsbury's launches 18-strong Slow Cook ready meal range

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The pre-prepared dishes, starting at £4, promise the taste of slow cooking in a fraction of the time

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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.


'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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Tesco Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Our roundup of how leading retail and City analysts reacted to Tesco’s latest quarterly update

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Which of the grocers has "won" Christmas? Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.


Discounters setting agenda whatever the big four's progress Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The Top Products Survey is a sobering reminder that the march of the discounters is far from over

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Carrots and cynicism: experts rate the Christmas ads Video Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

Tesco impresses our panel in part one of our Christmas ad review

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Vision of a cashless society seems premature after weekend chaos at Asda Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda suffered a major breakdown to its card payment systems over the weekend

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Could Tesco's pension deficit derail its impressive recovery? Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Tesco revealed its pension deficit ballooned an eye-watering £3.2bn to £5.9bn in the first half, but what does it mean for the turnaround at the supermarket?

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The apps that are changing the face of shopping Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

After years of talk and trials, the big four are rolling out smartphone apps designed for the shop floor

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Tesco’s ‘big six’ questions Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

Dave Lewis hailed its first-half results as proof the retailer was “out of crisis”. Here are the big six questions raised by today’s announcements

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Grocery brands must focus on individual consumers Subscription

29 Sep 2016 | By Liz Claydon

Surely it is customer experience that should be the focus to differentiate and retain, if not win, customer loyalty

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