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CUSTOMERS IN STORE:The reaction to Asda's Black Friday sale has been phenomenal. Excited shoppers rush to Asda stores to snap up the best Black Friday deals. Customers have been queuing since 5am to get their hands on the deals, with a 40" Polaroid LED TV

Bargain Fever Britain shows the panic... but not much else Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By James Halliwell

Remember Black Friday? Wembley natives showed no chill once Asda’s doors slid open…

Alan Gillies funding

Short-term capital is becoming an operational necessity Subscription

27 Aug 2015

Access to credit is crucial to successful working capital management

Peter Fitzgerald online

Local searches: are you ready to be found? Subscription

26 Aug 2015 | By Peter Fitzgerald

”By accounting for a consumer’s constantly changing location, all businesses can benefit”

david sables web

Promotion planning: make them relevant to shopper needs Subscription

25 Aug 2015 | By David Sables

Selling in grocery is not just selling a product or a promotion – it includes selling a plan and sometimes a vision

adam leyland

Why Asda's current strategy isn't cutting it Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Did the media smell blood? Or was it just silly season, with under-employed hacks going along for the ride?

Ronan Hegarty

Mike Greene's M Local plans will be fascinating to see unfold Subscription

21 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Location, location, location! That’s what I’ve been thinking about this week…

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Is the sun setting for the breakfast biscuits success story? Subscription

27 Aug 2015 | By Rob Brown

Nearly one in four (38%) Brits think they’re a total fad, according to a poll for The Grocer

Cheryl Fernandez-Visini and Greggs chocolate bar

Will Cheryl’s tie-up with Greggs have the X factor? Subscription

25 Aug 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Greggs seem an unlikely couple, but unusual pairings have worked in the past

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Craft beer faces a potential identity crisis Subscription

24 Aug 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Meantime’s embarrassing episode with the outsourcing of its London Lager to Holland neatly illustrates a craft issue

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