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Food poverty charity Feedback welcomes release of waste data

16 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“We’re delighted retailers have decided to come clean on what they waste, and how. This is a major step forwards.”

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PayPoint launches EPoS Pro and new mobile app Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

EPoS Pro is located on the PayPoint One platform, and uses cloud-based technology

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Waitrose introduces click & collect queue-busting strategies Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new system of self-service check-in rolls out across 140 branches this week ahead of Black Friday

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Tesco £3.7bn Booker takeover gets green light from CMA

15 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

The UK’s competition regulators are sensationally set to approve Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of Booker, without imposing conditions such as selling off hundreds of its stores

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How analysts reacted to CMA provisional clearance of Tesco-Booker Subscription

14 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The CMA reported the provisional findings of its probe, ahead of a final decision in December

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Waitrose goes big on community spirit with black and white 2017 Christmas ad Video

12 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The ad focuses on a group of villagers who become trapped inside a pub on Christmas morning 

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Incoming Asda CEO Roger Burnley announces leadership team shakeup

10 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Anthony Hemmerdinger is to be promoted to the role of senior vice president, retail operations director

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Numbers of underage buying cigarettes fall sharply Subscription

06 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

One in three (28%) of underage smokers said they found it difficult to buy cigarettes in shops

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Lidl recalls Sol & Mar squid SKUs over safety concerns

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

They may contain struvite, a naturally occuring crystal that “may cause injury”

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Supermarket meal deals 'have up to 30 teaspoons of sugar' Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Action on Sugar survey accuses retailers of failing to promote healthy choices in their meal deal lineups

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Roger Burnley to become Asda president and CEO

30 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Burnley has been Asda COO and deputy CEO since October 2016 from 1 January. Clarke will continue in a new role with Asda’s parent-company Walmart after a break

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Tesco asks companies to go beyond Courtauld 2025

26 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer urged businesses to sign up to more ambitious targets spearheaded by Champions 12.3

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Waze signs up supermarkets and coffee chains to in-app ads Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Google-backed sat nav app has 1.8 million active users in the UK

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DRS problems could be solved by supermarket geniuses, say MPs Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Environment Audit Committee warned of new legislation to combat the 700,000 plastic bottles that litter UK streets daily…

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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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Asda cuts average savings as it ramps up promo levels Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is getting festive as it ramps up deals on confectionery, biscuits and snacks ahead of Christmas

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CMA approves Tesco-Booker takeover: timeline Video

14 Nov 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

Here’s how The Grocer reported the key milestones of this landmark mega-merger

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Death of the supermarket? Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

Hardly. New direct to consumer platform INS undoubtedly grabbed headlines though. So can it succeed where others failed?

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Christmas adverts at a glance: watch the supermarkets’ festive ads for 2017 Video

10 Nov 2017

Catch up on the latest festive campaigns with our roundup of Christmas ads

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Christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

06 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined, retailers are under pressure

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Five retail concepts we wish were reality Video

30 Oct 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Retailers need to move with the times. So we regularly challenge design agencies to come up with solutions to the problems retailers face

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What's the most efficient store size?

24 Oct 2017 | By Tom Whittington

Recent years have seen sales efficiencies fall for the big four due to increased competition and spend polarisation

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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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