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Tesco to axe Fairtrade for own label coffee Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Move is yet another blow to the Fairtrade Foundation following a similar decision by Sainsbury’s earlier this month

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Tacon reads riot act to three mults over drop & drive Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The unnamed trio have been accused by suppliers of unjustly deducting tens of millions for drop & drive discrepancies

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Germany's grocery market set to grow 10.5% to €259bn by 2021 Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The online channel is set to grow the most, by 244.4%, although this is from a small base

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Britain's supermarkets cutting the price of fuel by 2ppl

16 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The latest round of cuts means fuel prices are at their lowest since December 2016

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Supermarket stocks savaged by Amazon’s shock Whole Foods deal Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket shares on both sides of the Atlantic have plunged after Amazon’s surprise announcement it is to buy US grocery chain Whole Foods for US$13.7bn.

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Sainsbury's faces public backlash over fox killing

16 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

More than 46,000 people signed a petition to boycott Sainsbury’s after a customer witnessed the shooting of a fox

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Tesco fined £8m after petrol leaked out of filling station

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The incident resulted from Tesco’s failure to address a known issue with part of the fuel delivery system

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Tesco 'winning inflation battle' as like-for-likes grow Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco’s price inflation had been in the region of 1.4% in the past 12 weeks

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Staff sickness costs Tesco 'more than any other UK company' Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco loses more money due to staff sickness than any other UK company, according to a report published by Dr Morton’s…

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Cost top factor driving consumers to switch supermarkets Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

As many as 18% of consumers have switched supermarkets within the past two years

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Tesco focuses on food waste in latest 'Love Stories' advert Video

15 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Ad shines a spotlight on its surplus food redistribution programme

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LDC declares the end of the “space race” as big four store numbers decline Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Local Data Company has claimed “the great space race is over” as big four store numbers fell last year amidst rising inflation and Brexit uncertainty.

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Sainsbury's hit hardest by shock election result as Tesco to benefit Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s is likely to be the hardest hit of the listed grocers by the ongoing political and economic uncertainty brought by a hung parliament thanks to its exposure to the high street with Argos, analysts have warned today.

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Tesco trials four shopper mission-led Express store formats Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The stores will merchandise products to fit with customer habits, rather than sticking to categories

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Tesco faces taxi driver backlash over Uber Clubcard rumours Subscription

07 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco refused to confirm or deny its plans to deal with Uber…

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Iceland range and store improvements deliver 4.4% sales growth Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Alec Mattinson

Like-for-like sales were up 2% in the year to 24 March

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Lidl debuts new baby ad during Britain's Got Talent Video Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The 20-second ad will feature mums and babies cast from online discussion forum Mumsnet

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Booths switches to 1930s-style packs for fresh cakes Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The revamp seeks to recapture the ‘glory days of teatime’…

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Student shopping app wins Tesco Hackathon competition Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

70 people took part in the event at Tesco’s Welwyn Garden City campus

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Tesco completes its first UK robot grocery delivery Video Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Starship Technologies claim to make local deliveries faster, smarter and more cost-efficient

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Tesco to sweat Extra space with Currys PC World concessions Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A new partnership with owner Dixons Carphone will see two concessions opening in Tesco Extra stores this summer

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City snapshot: Mounting inflation drives highest discounter growth since 2015 Video Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Mounting food price inflation is driving consumers back into the hands of Lidl and Aldi, according to the latest market share figures

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Morrisons fined £55,000 for selling mouldy pork pie Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Morrisons pleaded guilty to four offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations Act 2013

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Barclaycard trials queue-free smartphone scanning Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Consumers would use an app called Grab+Go and use their smartphone camera to scan product barcodes as they go

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Sainsbury's faces flak over its new Fairly Traded scheme

26 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has rejected criticism from Fairtrade over the supermarket’s new Fairly Traded sustainability standard

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How to negotiate with supermarket buyers - video Video

17 May 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains the biggest mistakes suppliers make when negotiating with supermarkets - and how to avoid them

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Leaked Labour manifesto: the key points for food & drink Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Julia Glotz

From a new childhood obesity strategy to an extension of the Adjudicator’s remit, we’ve picked out the key policy pledges for food & drink

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The Waitrose suppermarket experience Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Grocer headed out to the Waitrose Café at its new Haywards Heath store to rate the ambience and cuisine

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Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1% drop in profit before tax for the year to 11 March. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted to the news

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How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales are set to double again in a sector with sustainable premiums and the opportunity for differentiation

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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Buyers must be free to do their jobs

24 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Rayner

Buyers are stifled by internal projects, short-term requests, unnecessary meetings and report writing

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Does Farms spell the end for good, better, best tiering? Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By James Halliwell

Could the trend for fluffy Farms branding spell the end for words like Value, Basics and Price?

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Speed is increasingly expected in the bagging area Video Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Few words strike frustration into the heart of the shopper quite like “unexpected item in bagging area”

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The big six issues facing Tesco Video Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

551497Tesco is looking more upbeat on sales growth, but it is still up against a torrid landscape of challenges

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