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Prompt payment: how do supermarkets compare?

How do the supermarkets measure up when it comes to paying their suppliers, and what changes have they made through the pandemic?

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What next for Allied Bakeries after losing the Co-op contract?

Allied has now lost its second bakery supply deal in two years. How can it salvage the situation? Is buying Hovis the answer to its prayers?

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John Lewis to close eight stores as Boots axes 4,000 jobs

The John Lewis shops identified for closure include two full-size department stores in Birmingham and Watford

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Boost for convenience and high street food stores to last after coronavirus, survey suggests

Just over half of shoppers will shop from local sources before going to a supermarket in the wake of lockdown, according to a YouGov survey

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Tesco ditches one-way aisles, but mults keep two-metre distancing for now

The supermarket said it was also increasing the number of customers it was allowing into stores at any one time

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Sainsbury’s sourcing Spanish and Italian eggs to meet demand

The retailer said it sourced from outside the UK in order to continue its commitment to only stock cage-free eggs

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Tesco responds to ‘speculation’ around Aldi ‘price war’

Despite concerns about the short time frame for the ‘tough negotiations’, Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon says she’s received no complaints 

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Aldi commits to halve plastic packaging use by 2025

The latest commitment will eliminate 74,000 tonnes of plastic – or 2.2 billion pieces – over the next five years, Aldi said

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Tesco: why our push for low prices isn’t anti brand

Tesco chief product officer Andrew Yaxley addresses the speculation about its price changes 

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Aldi’s chlorinated chicken pledge is a PR stunt - but worthwhile nonetheless

The supermarkets could shift the dynamic of the food standards debate

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Supermarket price inflation falls back as deals return and price war looms

Offers and promotions have started to rematerialise, damping grocery price inflation