Safeway will open its sixth megastore in Reading on Wednesday.
It will feature a Fresh to Go island at its hub, a ring of freshly prepared meal counters, including pizzas, Chinese and Indian dishes. All preparation will take place inside the ring.
The 60,000 sq ft store is an extension of existing premises.

building an image
The NFU is appealing for funding for a cross-industry campaign to improve the public's understanding of agriculture and horticulture.
Called the Image of Agriculture campaign, it is due to launch before Easter. Contributions already total more than £100,000.

asda gets bigger
Asda has submitted plans for a 35,000 sq ft supermarket to replace its existing store in Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire.

progress tracked
Somerfield has installed a new business intelligence solution from US firm Business Objects to help it track progress against key performance indicators in areas such as HR, sales and finance.
Business intelligence director Gordon Cooper said greater visibility across the business would help the company identify weak spots and address problem areas.

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