Virtually all the multiples hit the headlines last weekend. Waitrose came out smelling of roses, though presumably less than perfect looking ones, when it seized the high ground with the launch of so-called &'ugly&' fruit and veg - or &'class two&' produce - on discount in a third of its stores (The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Daily Express). Tesco signalled a bigger push into electricals with its appointment of Terry Greenwood, former group buying director for Dixons, as electricals director (The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Express).
Asda had a pretty horrible weekend, beset by Eastenders on one side and unions on the other. The Daily Telegraph and The Independent trumpeted east London stallholders&' victory against the supermarket&'s plans for a superstore on the site of Newham&'s Queen&'s Market. Meanwhile, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Express and The Sunday Mirror covered the GMB union&'s threats of legal action against agencies supplying temps to Asda before voting on industrial action in its depots took place. Elsewhere, speculation surrounded Morrisons in The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Telegraph after a large share sell-off. And the government&'s campaign against junk food advertising wouldn&'t go away. The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph both highlighted Caroline Flint&'s calls to crack down on ads on web sites and in cinemas.