Supermarket Price Wars

Is this the big price war we have all been waiting for? Subscription

21 Mar 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

As Dalton Philips ‘got the bazooka out’ there was share carnage. Suppliers fear being caught in the crossfire sooner or later…


Sir Stelios, EasyGroup

Stelios plans to sell frozen food in EasyFoodstore after all

23 Nov 2013 | By Ian Quinn

Airline tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has backtracked on plans not to sell frozen food in his planned EasyFoodstore…

Sir Philip Green

Is Sir Philip Green serious about moving BhS into grocery? Subscription

22 Nov 2013 | By James Halliwell

Could retail legend Sir Philip Green turn BhS into “an affordable M&S Food” or is convenience conversion a ruse to flog it…

Tesco Store

Tesco to face further competition for market share

19 Apr 2014 | By Simon Creasey

A new piece of research underlines the sheer scale of the challenge facing beleaguered Tesco boss Philip Clarke…

Cream Egg shots

Cream Egg alcohol shots hit discounter shelves for Easter

16 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

One Manchester-based supplier is hoping Easter will get messy for reasons other than chocolate with the launch of Cream Egg alcohol shots.

Poundstretcher store

Poundstretcher clocks up 3% like-for-like sales growth

15 Apr 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Poundstretcher has reported like-for-like sales growth of 3% for the year ending March 31, 2014.

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Pound Shop Wars: Poundworld resorts to a "breast seller"

08 Feb 2014 | By Liz Hamson

Pound shops may have proliferated in the downturn, but unlike the Aldis and Lidls of this world, not all have prospered…


Are the big four taking the discounters seriously enough?

30 Nov 2013 | By Adam Leyland

You only have to eye the Kantar figures since August to know how tricky times are for the supermarkets…


Should grocers be ramping up their food-to-go offers?

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Pound shop feature

Online pound shops will have to piggyback

22 Mar 2014

The domain name that I own,, was the first-ever transactional online pound shop…

It's not so easy, Sir Stelios

18 Aug 2013 | Updated: 19 Aug 2013

While Sir Stelios’ idea is charitable, I agree with Adam Leyland that he has very little chance of building a commercial operation…

Rethink of brand trade promotion spend is essential

23 Jun 2013

The battle for share among major mults, combined with increasing discounter penetration, shows no sign of letting up…

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