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Soaring inflation adds £273m to business rates bill Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Retail Prices Index has rapidly increased from 2% last September

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Rising grocery prices to slow early next year Video Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Kantar Worldpanel predicts supermarket price rises will peak later this year

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Gousto scraps Co-op trial two months ahead of schedule Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Recipe box company says it is focusing on home delivery rather than supermarkets

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Ocucon in tentative video surveillance talks with supermarkets Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The technology aims to protect retailers from fraudulent personal injury claims

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Tesco turnaround 'on track' but City reaction is lukewarm Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco declared its turnaround “firmly on track” this week after posting a 27.3% jump in group operating profit

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Tesco workers 'bullied into cooking books' claims prosecution Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Prosecution claims staff in “relatively subordinate positions” presented false figures to meet the profit targets

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Sainsbury's, Co-op and M&S to participate in 'autism hour'

29 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

4,500 stores and shopping centres are taking part in the initiative

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Adjudicator launches new probe into three supplier issues Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon has released a new survey calling on suppliers to come forward with evidence

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Asda demanded millions from suppliers or face delisting says GCA Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Suppliers were subjected to “aggressive tactics, such as inflexible demands made by Asda buyers”

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More than 300 Asda HQ staff to be axed in new wave of cutbacks Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move under Sean Clarke’s turnaround strategy is the third major round of job cuts in as many years

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Tesco staff to walk length of UK to raise money for charity

06 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The event kicked off yesterday and will finish on 5 October

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Tesco trio's fraud and false accounting trial adjourned until 25 September

04 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The three men pleaded not guilty at a hearing at Southwark Crown Court last month

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GCA calls off 'drop and drive' investigation threat Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The adjudicator has instead written to the three supermarkets accused of breaching the code

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UK fruit and veg shields shoppers from rising prices in supermarkets Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Home-grown fruit and vegetables have helped ‘keep a lid on’ rising prices in the supermarkets in August

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The Co-op covers cost of tampon tax

29 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op said a 5% price reduction would come into effect from tomorrow ahead of government proposals to remove the VAT

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Tesco wins legal fight against paying Clubcard VAT Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Supermarket has no duty to pay tax on external partner offers, tribunal ruled this week

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Tesco £85m investor compensation scheme opens Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The scheme, agreed by the supermarket with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in March this year, will cost Tesco an estimated £85m

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NHS to trial grocery discounts in exercise incentive scheme

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

NHS looking to reward people who complete their target number of steps per day with discounts at local shops, including supermarkets

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Major supermarkets' online imagery lags behind Amazon and Ocado Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An analysis of six large grocers found they only displayed one image on at least 95% of their bestselling products

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Morrisons looking to add more lines to fresh free-from range Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The counters had received a “positive response” from customers and some were travelling long distances

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GMB looks to 'dramatically reduce' Asda job losses

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has commissioned a review of 3,257 staff to streamline its operations…

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Tesco Extra store in Bristol snapped up for £28.5m by supermarket investment firm Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Property investment firm Supermarket Income REIT, which floated on the London Stock Exchange in July, has purchased the freehold of a Tesco Extra store in Bristol for £28.5m.

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Electronic shelf edge labelling: supermarkets step up tests

18 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Morrisons is testing two different forms of electronic shelf labels

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Asda Q2 results: what the analysts say Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

How have the experts responded to the first sales increase since 2014?

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Copycat packaging tricking 'autopilot' shoppers into buying Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

British Brands Group study equipped shoppers with used eye-tracking technology

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Highlights from the first week of Tesco fraud trial Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Rogberg, Bush and Scouler plead not guilty as the trial starts

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FSA reveals its hands-off tactics with campylobacter Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Self-regulation for the mults has stirred up food safety fears

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Master chefs: behind the scenes in the supermarkets' kitchens

25 Sep 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Why are more chefs swapping reductions at recherché restaurants to bubble up béchamel in factories instead?

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Is surge pricing worth the gamble? Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Edward Churchfield

Surge pricing – as used by the likes of Uber – could soon be in a store near you…

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Asda needs to follow Tesco’s example to keep in the GCA’s good books Subscription

05 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

So why has Asda escaped, and is the Adjudicator’s decision to hold back from the ultimate deterrent justified?

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Don't get too comfortable - spread your business

31 Aug 2017 | By David Sables

It’s no surprise that the number of grocery businesses going to the wall has risen

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Are those green shoots at Asda or is it all inflation? Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

There are encouraging signs of improvement for Asda under CEO Sean Clarke, but the patient is still in recovery

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‘Supermarket x’ and the ethics of food risk disclosure Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Food safety recalls are always either too early or too late so how should regulators approach public comms during such scares?

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Nailing your first buyer meeting: 5 tips from food and drink startup founders

24 Aug 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

The founders of Pip & Nut, Spoon Cereals, Little Moons and Brew Tea Co share their top tips for food & drink entrepreneurs

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The CMA should not allow retailers to be vague and dismissive about code breaches Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

News that supplier complaints about possible breaches by Asda have shot up in the past year, doesn’t tell the whole story, at least it took the reporting process seriously … unlike some supermarkets

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How pay stacks up at the supermarkets

09 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Following the pay rise at Sainsbury’s, we look at how wage levels at Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, M&S and Iceland compare

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