The latest market share figures from Taylor Nelson Sofres show that Superquinn has regained lost ground over the past year.
Taylor Nelson Sofres’ 12-week rolling survey to February 2, Tesco recorded a 24.1% share of the market, a rise of 0.6% on the same period last year. Dunnes’s share fell 0.3% to 21.9%.
The Business reported that BHS and Arcadia owner Philip Green will be the last of the five potential bidders for Safeway to know the outcome of their submissions to the Office of Fair Trading.
An OFT spokesman was quoted as saying that it is likely to rule on the four supermarket groups towards the end of this month, but will defer a decision on Green’s proposals until April.
Marks and Spencer is set to launch a nationwide credit card scheme that will make it one of the biggest issuers in the UK and double profits from its financial services arm within four years.
The Mail on Sunday said the move could be unveiled in May following a successful trial in nine stores in South Wales.