The End Of 'Unexpected Item In Bagging Area' Is Upon Us!

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows the rage caused by an 'unexpected item in bagging area' message at a self-service checkout. Well the company that developed the first s...

Why Don't We Like Multiple Grocers Anymore? Ask Teddington

Mary Portas | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

As the saying goes, if you stay in the middle of the road for long enough, chances are you'll get run over. Today, the 'Big Four' are matched (or beaten) on quality and price by competitors and new arrivals. It's increasingly apparent that nobody really loves them, nor can they think of a reason to keep shopping with them anymore.

You Don't Want To Know What Happens To Chicken Before It Reaches The Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Some of Britain's biggest supermarkets have launched urgent investigations into claims they are being supplied with contaminated chicken, which could ...

Guess What Happened After Dave Welcomed Asda's Job Creation Plans?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Asda is to cut 1,360 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure, just a few months after David Cameron visited the supermarket gian...

David Cameron Goes To Asda To Prove He Doesn't Just Shop At Waitrose

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron went to Asda on Monday. Last week the prime minister got himself caught up in a row about elitism after he let slip he prefers the custo...

Apology For Asda Worker Who Was Slapped Across The Face With Large Fish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A woman who was slapped across the face with a fish has received an apology, police said today. The victim, aged 52, was working behind the fish co...

Jobs Crisis Over? Here Are 6 Posts That Attracted An Insane Number Of Applicants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne and his fellow ministers have seized on every improvement in the employment figures as proof that the coalition's "long-term economic p...

Woman Dies After 'Stabbing Herself In Neck In Asda'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Read More: Suicide, Asda, UK News

A woman is believed to have committed suicide at an Asda supermarket. West Yorkshire police were called to reports that a woman with "serious injur...

Prince Charles The Baker Opens Asda Store – Royal Fans Feel 'Duped'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Shoppers were given a royal welcome at the relaunch of a supermarket in Nottingham. But dozens of fans who flocked to an Asda after hearing Prince ...

Shop Worker Slapped Across The Face With Large Fish In Asda

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Police have launched an appeal after a supermarket worker was left "shaken up and embarrassed" when she was slapped in the face with a fish by a custo...

#Delicious Or #Desperate? Brand Launches 'Social Media' Friendly Food

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

Birds Eye has announced it'll launch a new range of potato shapes, "Mashtags" (Mas#tags), especially for social media savvy potato-lovers. The new...

Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has attacked Marks & Spencer over its policy of allowing Muslim checkout staff to refuse to serve customers alcohol ...

Asda Boss: We Could Reduce Food Prices In An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Asda has become the second of the Big Four supermarket chains to signal its food prices could fall in an independent Scotland if politicians stepped i...

Morrisons: Our Prices Could Fall In An Independent Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Morrisons has become the first of the Big Four supermarket giants to suggest its food prices could fall in an independent Scotland. This comes aft...

Scottish Campaigners Threaten To Boycott Supermarkets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Scottish independence campaigners have lashed out at the big four supermarkets, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Asda, amid reports they could hike f...

Which Supermarket Is Offering The Cheapest Christmas Dinner?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Morrisons is bringing the affordable festive cheer this year and has been crowned the cheapest supermarket to buy a Christmas lunch. According to r...

Asa Bennett

#BlackFriday Hits Oxford Street | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday on Oxford Street has been saved from being an outright anticlimax by Sony, who have successfully hijacked it for the launch of their Play...

Black Friday Just Got Real As Fights Kick Off In Asda

Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

Black Friday - yeah, that went well! Shoppers ended up with a bit more than they bargained for after an apparent punch up over cheaper television p...

LOOK: Nazi-Dressed Man Evicted From Asda

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

Shoppers in Asda in Cambridge were shocked to see a middle-aged man wandering the aisles dressed as a Nazi. The man, wearing what resembled a black...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Comedy

In politics, it was the week of the Labour party conference, the week Godfrey Bloom left Ukip and the week Angela Merkel secured another four years of...

Walmart Pulls 'Naughty Leopard' Halloween Costume For 2-Year-Olds

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

US retail giant Walmart has been forced to pull a "Naughty Leopard" Halloween costume from its stores following a flood of complaints that accused the...

The True Face Of Mental Illness?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

Asda and Tesco sparked outrage this morning, facing a barrage of complaints for selling tasteless Halloween costumes apparently depicting a "mental pa...

LOOK: After The Asda Furore, This Is The Only Halloween Costume You Need

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Comedy

(Back story here. Costume made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Simon Hume, David Schneider and Robin Flavell) More TOPICALOLs: PICS: New Designs...

Who Wants to Dress Up as Me for Halloween? Asda Thinks You All Do!

Rebecca Walton | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

George, at Asda, sells Halloween costumes. They sell the usual zombies, witches, vampires, pumpkins, and then one costume that has sparked an uproar; the mental patient costume. Complete with meat cleaver, what looks like a doctors coat (did the mental patient kill a doctor to get that?) and fake blood, this is one Halloween costume guaranteed to shock.

Are We Going to Let Asda Mock Mental Illness?

Nick Watts | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Watts

Now I'm not sure about you, but this disgusts me. Having worked in and around mental health services and charities for many years now, we have had enough of a battle trying to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental illness.