UK Groceries

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.

Ocado Still Not Delivering A Profit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Ocado, the online grocer, has revealed growing pre-tax losses and that one of its founders, Jason Gissing, will resign. The online retailer unveile...

Loose Onions and Carrots: Or, How to Steal from Sainsbury's

Michael Allen | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

My finger hovers over the image of 'loose onions'. Could I get away with it? Avocados are pretty expensive. My heartbeat rises and I peer out of the corner of my eye at the security guard by the door. ..

Tesco In Fresh Local Meat Pledge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco is to double the amount of fresh meat it sources in Northern Ireland. Following on from his earlier pledge to work more clo...

Morrisons' Profits Drop After 'Difficult Year'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Morrisons, Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, is in partnership talks with online supermarket Ocado in a deal which would allow customers to shop o...

Charlie Thomas

Why 2013 Is Make Or Break For Ocado | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Online grocer Ocado will be hoping for a strong 2013 after revealing it failed to make a profit in 2012, despite increasing its sales from £598.3 mil...

New Year, New You - But Why Are We Buying Fewer Diet Foods?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

Sales of weight control foods having risen by just 10% to £1.6 billion between 2007 and 2012, with the market at a standstill in 2012, according to M...

Reduced To Clear? Tesco Signals Retreat From The US Market

Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket, has been forced into reviewing its US venture, 'Fresh & Easy', and admitted general merchandise sales in the UK h...

Supermarkets Sign Up To Price Promotion Principles - But Why Hasn't Asda?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to make promotions on their food and drink fairer. But...

Branston's Off The British Menu After Sale To Japan

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Branston Pickle is to be sold to a Japanese firm by owner Premier Foods in a deal worth £92.5 million. No jobs are believed to be at risk as Japan...

Charlie Thomas

How British Businesses Are Making A £353m Killing This Halloween | Charlie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK

Halloween is not just big business in the US, it’s increasingly becoming a much-needed boost for the UK's retail, leisure and tourism sectors too. ...

British 'Power Brands' Help Premier Foods

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Underlying sales for the three months to 30 September 2012 at Premier Foods increased by 2.0%, thanks to the continued strong performance of its 'Powe...

In-Your-Endo! Cheeky Rustlers Adverts Banned By Watchdog

Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Two adverts for microwaveable food producer Rustlers have been banned after consumers complained they were too rude. The Advertising Standards Agen...

Irish Brand Name Banned From UK

Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

When is a Tayto not a Tayto? According to the English and Wales trade mark registers, it’s when it comes from Ireland. Tayto crisps, one of Irela...

Sales Down But Tesco Still Up

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Under-pressure grocer Tesco posted another UK sales decline on Monday but said its performance has been robust as it battles to revive its fortunes. ...

Spar Chicken Tainted By Listeria Bacteria, Withdrawn From Sale

PA | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Store chain Spar has recalled a batch of chicken chunks after the bacteria listeria was found in the products. The affected batch of 140g packs of ...

John Lewis Reports Drop In Sales As Retail Slump Continues

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

John Lewis reported a 7.9 per cent year-on-year fall in weekly sales on Friday, a further indication of the gloom hitting the UK’s high street after...

Household Budgets Squeezed Again As Food Prices Soar

PA | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Prices at UK supermarkets are rising faster than expected and will continue to put pressure on households in the coming months, i...