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John Walker

Store of the Week: Sainsbury’s Scarborough Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

The store expanded and brought with it a new café upstairs, a huge GM department, 9,000 extra sq ft of clothing

Sainsbury's Scarborough

Sainsbury’s Scarborough wins G33 service and availability Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Emma Page

Having recently undergone a renovation and extension, Sainsbury’s Scarborough looked fresh and airy

asda checkout

Asda beats a resurgent Tesco to take Grocer 33 prices win Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Asda once again offered the cheapest basket, but Tesco has leapt from mid-table for the first time in seven weeks


Tesco high-tech checkout at Lincoln

Where now for Tesco’s store refresh programme?

29 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s store refresh programme has been thrown into doubt by the board’s decision to cut £400m from the scheme.

Tesco 21 supermarket aisle

Tesco’s strategy left up in the air after profit warning Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Where do today’s shock announcements from Tesco leave the retailer’s turnaround strategy?

Francesca, Waitrose Goldsworth Park

Store of the week: Waitrose Goldsworth Park, Woking Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

We had a refresh in the store and the partners were really revved up and keen to improve the customer experience…

John Williams, Tesco Streatham

Store of the Week: Tesco Streatham Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Before we opened this store last November, we worked with Jobcentre Plus to train and employ 76 local people…

Waitrose Crowborough store manager

Store of the week: Waitrose Crowborough Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

We train people up well, but we follow a culture of leading by example too…

Store of the week: Tesco Slough

Store of the Week: Tesco Extra Slough Subscription

01 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

“We encourage employees to be confident around customers and also be themselves”…

Neil Fairclouch

Store of the Week: Asda Pudsey, Leeds Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Although our 12 department managers have now been reduced to six section managers, the morale among staff has remained hig…

Paul Finch, Morrisons Cheadle Heath

Store of the week: Morrisons Cheadle Heath Subscription

18 Jul 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

“We recently switched over from HOT service to Morrisons’ new Five Star service rating”…

Sainsbury's Woolton manager

Sainsbury's Woolton Subscription

11 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

The discounters are growing fast and it seems nearly every new development in the north is for an Aldi store…

Waitrose Brighton

Waitrose Brighton Subscription

04 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

We wanted to create a brighter environment and have done that with lighter tilling and clever use of lighting…

Asda Oadby

Asda Oadby Subscription

27 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

“We’ve been in consultation over redundancies but the team are upbeat”…

Asda Great Yarmouth

Asda Great Yarmouth Subscription

20 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

We didn’t have Black Friday here and I have the team to thank for that…

Sainsbury's Melksham

Sainsbury's Melksham Subscription

13 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

One of our values is to deliver great service and so for us it’s business as usual…

Morrisons Bathgate

Morrisons Bathgate Subscription

06 Jun 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

I’m thrilled it was such a great shopping experience as we had a really tricky start to the day…

Tesco Consett

Tesco Consett Subscription

30 May 2014 | By Sara Spary

We’re delighted. It’s great to have got this award for Consett and for Tesco.

Sainsbury's Burpham

Sainsbury's Burpham Subscription

23 May 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Your mystery shopper visited at one of our busiest times, and the weather was really good, so it made the win sweeter…

price winners

asda checkout

Asda back in business to take lead for first time in Grocer 33 Subscription

22 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

After losing out to Lidl and Morrisons last week, Asda was back in business…

Lidl store

Lidl easily beats big four on price as guest retailer in G33 Subscription

15 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Lidl, in its first appearance as a guest retailer, has taken an easy victory…

Asda chilled

Asda wins again thanks to high number of promotions Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Asda has made it three wins on the trot – helped this week by an unusually high number of promotions…

Bestway promo

Bestway rolls out 'Every Deal a Tenner' promotion for Best-in Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway is launching a new promotion next month for retailers to boost profits on its own-label Best-in range…

Ice bucket challenge

Ice bucket challenge: stores struggle to meet demand

29 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

The charity ice bucket challenge has resulted in soaring sales of ice across the country.

Tesco Express

Tesco sales and share take a knock in latest Kantar figures

27 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Tesco recorded a 4% tumble in sales in the 12 weeks to 17 August, according to the latest market figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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