John Lewis and Waitrose to roll out joint loyalty scheme

It follows a pilot in which 60,000 MyWaitrose and My John Lewis loyalty cardholders received a combined card in September 2018

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M&S switchover complete, but Waitrose is the least of Ocado’s problems

Ocado sets the bar on customer service, but rivals are going around the target

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Ocado-M&S and Waitrose must refine their offers in a complex online grocery world

It is wrong to assume the pair are competing for the exact same slice of the market, says Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar

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Asda to trial in-store B&Q concessions

The concessions will offer a range of B&Q products in-store as well as click and collect

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Asda launches new convenience format Asda on the Move

The trial will start at three EG Group petrol station forecourts in the Midlands

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After a stressful year, Asda has upped the number of fun and easy-to-prepare lines in its Christmas range. Here’s our pick of the new products

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