CMA clears Amazon’s 16% investment in Deliveroo

The long-running decision saga has seen the authority flip-flop between allowing the deal to proceed and halting it

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Media Bites 4 Aug: Eat Out To Help Out, Heineken, Hammerson

British high streets received a boost from the launch of the government-backed discount dining scheme on Monday


City snapshot: Lockdown and writedowns halve Diageo’s annual profits

Annual profits at global spirits giant Diageo have almost halved amid write-downs of £1.4bn and an 8.4% slump in sales due to closure of pubs and restaurant, the cancellation of sporting events and a plunge in travel retail.

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Waitrose digital chief Ben Stimson confirms departure

Stimson has been with the company for a decade and moved into his current role in May 2019

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Waitrose rolls out drive-through collection service

Some locations also offer John Lewis click & collect and return services

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Heineken profits plunge as UK pub network closes

Profits at Heineken have fallen off a cliff as the brewer’s high exposure to the pub trade in the UK led to lower volumes and higher costs during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Supermarket price inflation falls back as deals return and price war looms

Offers and promotions have started to rematerialise, damping grocery price inflation

The Grocer Price Index - Categories
The Grocer Price Index - Retailers

The GPI tracks pricing of more than 70,000 grocery products using a 12-month chained index. The index was set at 100 in September 2008. The average does not include Waitrose. The GPI is compiled by Brand View.

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