Our unique mystery shopping service has been going for more than 20 years, but we now place a greater emphasis on using it to track inflation (month on month and year on year), while also showcasing extra data and analytics on the pricing and promotion side, and from our mystery shoppers ...

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Lidl sees off Asda challenge with 15% cheaper shop Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The guest retailer emphatically halted Asda’s four-week winning streak

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Sainsbury's takes first Grocer 33 win of 2018 Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Emma Gesto

Our shopper enjoyed “a pleasant visit” to a “tidy, large and spacious” store

Sainsbury's Cannock

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

15 Feb 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

‘I joined Sainsbury’s on a youth training scheme in 1985 and have been a manager for eight years’

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Shoplifting must stop being a crime without consequences

16 Feb 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

Assaults on retail staff are on the rise, amid a huge amount of quiet anger simmering among workers…

Aldi Exquisite Imperial Egg

Range preview: Aldi Easter 2018

15 Feb 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Here’s our pick of what will be hitting Aldi shelves this spring

Fiona McWilliam, Waitrose Menai Bridge

Waitrose Menai Bridge, Anglesey: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

‘It’s a fantastic team, and working with all the partners to deliver really great service to the local community makes me proud’

Morrisons store manager

Morrisons Kilmarnock: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

‘It is good to hear that the store still looks and feels fresh. In the past six months we had a new-look café put in’

Waitrose manager

Waitrose Wellington, Somerset: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

‘Christmas was the smoothest we’ve had, according to partners who have been here for seven years’

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’

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’

martyn nicholson sainsburys harrogate

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’’

Asda manager

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

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lidl staff and customer

Lidl sees off Asda challenge with 15% cheaper shop Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The guest retailer emphatically halted Asda’s four-week winning streak

filippo berio olive oil

Olive oil and E45 lotion help Asda to take another win Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Walmart-owned retailer’s £59.89 total was £2.60 cheaper than second-placed Morrisons..

Beef steak cut

Steaks are high as Asda outmuscles rivals again in Grocer 33 Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The shopping bill totals were higher this week, as the kilo of fillet steak skewered the total upwards

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Tesco apologises for three-month delay in taking payments Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said the payment systems glitch hit around a fifth of its 1,700 Tesco Express convenience stores

Andrew Reed, a divisional MD at WR

William Reed and Valassis to offer NCS visitors exclusive deals Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

The partnership comes after William Reed bought the trademark Pro-Retail from PwC last month

Victoria Hodson

Digital menus drive healthier choices

12 Feb 2018 | By Victoria Hodson

At McDonald’s, almost 90% of our standard menu is under 500 calories. That’s probably news to a lot of our customers…

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