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Fancy a Lidl drink? What a ‘discounter pub’ could mean for the on-trade Subscription

According to news reports, Lidl could be planning its own entry into the pub sector

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Nothing wonky about Lidl's Too Good to Waste campaign

10 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The scheme could have a big impact, but did message get lost?

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Making intentions clear, speak up to stand out, what would Jack say?

09 Aug 2018

A dig beneath the surface often reveals the ‘expert’ quoted on red meat is a vegan or vegetarian

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Aldi promises carbon neutrality by 2019

08 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The discounter was recently ranked as one of the “dirtiest polluters” among UK supermarkets

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Search data shows Tesco may be on to a winner with Jack's

07 Aug 2018 | By Harry Walker

Consumers are searching for discount offerings more frequently, says Google’s Harry Walker

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Iceland to sell its food ranges in The Range stores Subscription

06 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The outlets are to be supplied by Iceland and staffed and operated by The Range

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Aldi to support British family farms alongside charity

03 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

It will support the charity’s flagship Farm Resilience Programme, set up in July 2016

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Lidl sells 5kg of fruit & veg for £1.50 in waste reduction push

02 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Produce “no longer at its perfect best but still perfectly good to eat” on sale in 5kg boxes for £1.50

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Aldi adds spirits to online delivery range Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Customers can now order online from a range of over 20 spirits

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Is Tesco's pricing already a match for the discounters? Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Following initial reports in February that Tesco was thinking of trialling a discount chain, it has begun advertising for staff for a “new retail format” that would be “operated separately from the core Tesco business”. But can Jack’s really allow Tesco to take the fight to the all-conquering discounters?

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Tesco is keeping everyone guessing over its discount chain

27 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retail history shows mixed results for small-scale additions to core businesses, as Dave Lewis knows very well

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Poundworld staff told there's no bidder for remaining stores Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Hopes had been raised that 171 stores could be saved by a last-ditch bid from Poundworld’s founder Chris Edwards

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Tesco discount chain: likely locations for Jack's stores Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Reports suggested Tesco could launch up to 60 of the new stores as a homage to founder Jack Cohen

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Tesco discounter 'Jack's' could launch 'within weeks'

23 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Reports suggest as many as 60 stores could open as early as September

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Poundworld founder Edwards hopeful 171 stores can be saved Subscription

23 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Edwards said he had raised £25m to restock empty branches and warehouses

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Remaining Poundworld stores scheduled for closure Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The distribution centre in Normanton is to close tomorrow (20 July) and the remaining stores by 10 August

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Lidl reports highest ever footfall levels during World Cup Subscription

18 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Saturday 30 June was Lidl’s second busiest day ever

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Poundworld stores to close on 6 August if no buyer is found Subscription

16 Jul 2018

So far 25 stores have aleady closed with 80 set to shutdown on 22 July…

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Another 80 Poundworld stores to close with loss of 1,024 jobs Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The closures will result in the loss of 1,024 jobs

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Iceland named worst offender in fresh produce plastic use

13 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The retailer, which has pledged to go plastic-free across its own label range by 2023, was the worst performing according to new research

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Ald, Lidl and Iceland to close early if England makes World Cup final

10 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Lidl, the sponsor of the England football team, will open half an hour earlier than usual at 9.30am



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