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Sainsbury's letter promises suppliers great opportunities Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sainsbury’s letter to suppliers promises ‘opportunity to streamline’ and to develop differentiated product ranges

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Tesco expands trials of Chef Central bulk buy concept Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer is also on track to relaunch 10,000 own label products by the end of 2018


Booths abandons sale plan in favour of driving recovery Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The chain, which has 28 stores, appointed investment bank Rothschild in November to examine options including a sale

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MPs to look at extending Adjudicator's powers Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Rachel Graham

Efra committee called for the Adjudicator to be granted powers to prevent the supermarket giants “dominating” the grocery

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M&S rapped over Christmas dinner comparison ad

13 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Watchdog said M&S’s claim to have reduced the cost of Christmas dinner by £10 was misleading

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MPs to grill Asda and Sainsbury's chiefs over merger plans Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket bosses will appear before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee next Wednesday

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Carrefour links with Google to offer 'new grocery experience' Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new system in France will work with Google Assistant-enabled smartphones, Google Home speakers and a new website


Big brands lose listings in Tesco's latest Project Reset Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Higgidy, Kerrygold and Danepak are among the big brands to have lost shelf space


Sainsbury's rapped for 'misleading' Häagen-Dazs deal Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The ice-cream was reduced from £4 to £3 for a deal every 21 days for a long period

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Tesco contributes £37bn to wider UK economy, finds report Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

KPMG estimated that Tesco indirectly supported the equivalent of nearly 450,000 jobs in the UK

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger could hurt competition, warns NFU Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

In a letter to the CMA, the union warned the merger could have a ‘negative effect’ on smaller suppliers

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Tesco to slash supplier numbers in next phase of Reset Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The move will see Tesco conduct a sweeping review of its entire supplier base over the next two years

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First new Morrisons Daily store to open in Jersey Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Sandpiper franchise store will be the first of 16 to open across Jersey by the end of October

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Hotel Chocolat claims win over Waitrose 'copycat' bars Subscription

29 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose has agreed to stop manufacturing its similar looking bars, according to Hotel Chocolat

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Sainsbury's confirms increase to hourly base pay rate

24 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The retailer said the move will give 121,000 store colleagues an average pay rise of 9.3%

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Marks & Spencer to close more than 100 stores by 2022 Subscription

22 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

M&S said the closures were in line with its target to take at least a third of sales online and here will also be 15 fewer Simply Food stores opening this year as it scales back its Food business plans

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Burnley shakes up Asda management with Nick Jones appointment

22 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The move will allow CMO Jesús Lorente to focus on the food side of the business

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Tesco Asia boss Hoggett returns as UK COO in shakeup at top

21 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Former chief people officer Alison Horner takes over as Asia CEO, and Natasha Adams is promoted to chief people officer

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Supermarkets appeal against extra ATM rates demands Subscription

21 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Case is being brought by retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op

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Sainsbury's bows to pressure on pay rate proposals

18 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The supermarket announced an increase to its base pay rate from £8 an hour to £9.20

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Sainsbury's to help incubate startups with new scheme

18 May 2018 | By Adam Leyland

Sainsbury’s wants startups to help differentiate its offer from rivals

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Asda hails 'genuine momentum' in sales growth

17 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda reported 8.3% like-for-like growth in online grocery sales in the period, while sales soared by 21.9%

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Iceland triumphs at The Grocer Own Label Awards 2018

14 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The frozen food specialist won the Champion of Champion Award and the Innovative Product of the Year awards

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Sainsbury's teams up with Eagle Eye for Nectar Isle of Wight trial Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Eagle Eye AIR technology allows users to redeem digital offers and rewards at scale and across multiple channels

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Sainsbury's urged by union to withdraw proposed pay offer Subscription

01 May 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Unite has claimed employees had to sign new contracts ‘or be sacked’


Adjudicator role changes could cause clash with retailers

15 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Many senior sources are adamant it would be a “massive change of scope” and a “departure too far”

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Sainsbury's-Asda: Remit extension for Adjudicator just not realistic Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MPs and suppliers still clinging on to the idea the Adjudicator is going to be able to stop the merger in its tracks may have to get real, says senior reporter Ian Quinn

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GDPR: How do UK supermarkets' data privacy hubs measure up?

14 Jun 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Four data protection experts give their verdict on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose’s new privacy hubs

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Taking the battle to brands: the new trends in own label

08 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Buoyed by a decline in brand loyalty, the rise of the discounters and a value-focused younger generation, own label share 

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Waitrose-Bupa partnership points to end of 'safe' concessions

07 Jun 2018 Updated: 07 Jun 2018 | By Andy Brian

Retailers will need to be increasingly brave with their use of in-store space to compete against the discounters and online rivals, says Andy Brian of Gordons law firm

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Coop Italia: the supermarket of the future? Subscription

06 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Stargazing is a mug’s game but Coop Italia’s vision is a pretty cool one

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The ‘guilt lane’ ban idea is back: it won’t bother retailers Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Is the renewed focus on guilt lanes a sign that ministers may yet back away from pressing the nuclear button on promotions across every part of the store?

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How can M&S rejuvenate its struggling food business? Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

With its latest annual figures showing like-for-like food sales down 0.3%, M&S is urgently examining ways to improve pricing, availability and innovation


Smaller Tesco suppliers can survive the upcoming 'tsunami'

01 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It’s too soon to say whether this is going to be a ‘cull’ of suppliers, but it’s certainly a wake-up call

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M&S and Waitrose need to get over their addiction to plastic packaging

30 May 2018 | By Joanna Blythman

The upmarket retailers are addicted to fussy, unnecessary packaging - and consumers have had enough, says Joanna Blythman  

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Reducing energy behind the scenes with CHP units

25 May 2018 | By Rohan Shiram

As the number of customers choosing to shop online increases, the energy strain is moving away from stores and onto the distribution networks that sit behind the scenes, says Rohan Shiram of Centrica

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