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Asda is cheapest again thanks to effect of Rollbacks Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Walmart-owned retailer announced its latest round of Rollback promotions last week

Tesco St Rollox

Tesco St Rollox, Glasgow: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We’ve got 14 vans and serve some of the most remote places of any store in Scotland’

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Tesco St Rollox, Glasgow is 'shopper's heaven' Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Emma Gesto

Tesco in the St Rollox Business Park, Glasgow, won this week with an impressive 90 points

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Tesco St Helens

Winner announced for Christmas #instorespot competition

21 Dec 2017

This verdict follows a steady stream of submissions on Twitter and via email over the last few weeks

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Insect food for thought: perhaps not for you and me, but what about livestock feed? Subscription

27 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

So will we all be chowing down on crickets in our tea breaks soon?

Tesco Riverside

Tesco Dundee Riverside: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Our store performance on fresh was excellent. The Festive Five veg sold really well’

Tesco Driffield

Tesco Driffield: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

08 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Sunday (Christmas Eve) was constantly busy from the moment we opened the doors’

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Sainsbury's Harrogate: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

‘We now do 25% of our trade online and that’s almost double what we were doing this time last year’

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Asda High Wycombe: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

07 Dec 2017

‘Our Night Before Christmas Boxes have been massively popular’

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Asda Hunt's Cross, Liverpool: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

‘Every week we look through The Grocer and say ‘that could be us one day’’

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Asda Swanley Supercentre, Kent: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“The town centre is thriving. We have a big market outside the store every Wednesday”

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Store of the week: Sainsbury's Swansea Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We had a big refurb a year ago and I led the team through that. It was really tough

Tony Gagola

Sainsbury's Crawley: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“We spend quite a bit of time looking at local competitors because there are lots in the area, and we look at being the be…

Tesco

Tesco St Stephen's, Hull: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“In August we had a new, 3,000 sq ft Holland & Barrett store open within the store”

Asda store manager

Asda Dewsbury: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

27 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

We have been working hard on service. Recently we brought back our own mystery shopping exercise

Waitrose Sheff

Waitrose Ecclesall Road, Sheffield: G33 store of the week Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“I would love to see a sushi bar in our branch. We are quite a ‘food for now’ store anyway and we have a peak trade around

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Tesco Crediton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“Five or six weeks ago, we had the latest self-service checkouts fitted”

mark robison tesco aberdeen

Tesco Danestone, Aberdeen: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

“We’re very fortunate as we’ve just had one of the new Tesco cafés installed”

andy meechan sainsburys cobham

Sainsbury's Bridge Way, Cobham: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

01 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“I started at Sainsbury’s when I was 16. After my degree I was asked to go on the graduate programme”

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asda

Asda is cheapest again thanks to effect of Rollbacks Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Walmart-owned retailer announced its latest round of Rollback promotions last week

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Aldi ends Asda's winning run - but the gap is closing Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi’s £32.96 total was £4.52 cheaper than Asda as it offered the lowest price for 28 of the 33 items on our list

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Asda takes win as price gap to Lidl is slashed to 6% Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Asda’s £51.67 total was £3.46 cheaper than second-placed Morrisons

Sandwich robots

SMEs urged not to fear the rise of robot automation

12 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

One Poll quizzed 500 c-suite executives from SMEs with 50-999 employees and found 57% had concerns about robotics

Waitrose Food & Drink Report seven trends of 2017

Waitrose trials bespoke nutritionist services in two stores

09 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Service is being offered at the supermarket’s Canary Wharf and Kingston upon Thames branches

John lewis self check in

John Lewis extends cut-off date for click & collect

21 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers have an extra day to collect from John Lewis branches, but Waitrose customers will need to place orders by Friday

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White Paper: 9 Questions brands want to ask about Gen Z, answered

Never has a generation been so well connected to information, entertainment, and other people. Generation Z has been a focus for sensationalist headlines and cultural critique, but how much of it is true, and what do marketers need to do to appeal to this increasingly significant audience?

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White Paper: What are the eight myths surrounding online shopping?

It might seem like online shopping is growing at an exponential rate, with new formats, new technology and new functionality emerging every day.  But in reality, in-store sales still account for 95 per cent of all retail experiences worldwide, and 15 per cent in the UK.

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