UK Supermarkets

Should Charities Be Lobbying Government?

Simon Stevens | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

Over the last decade or two, it has been interestingly the fashion for many charities to consider themselves political 'think tanks' who believe they have the ability and indeed the responsibility to lobby governments on behalf of the people they claim to represent, particularly in the field of disability.

Waistlines: The Only Thing Benefitting From Our Ignorance of Food

Gareth Barlow | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Barlow

A weird situation has developed: globally around one billion people are malnourished and conversely two billion are obese. One might argue that if the weight on the scales was redistributed, some form of equilibrium could be found.

Supermarkets Continue Prominent Display of 'Family-Friendly' Soft Pornography

Lisa Clarke | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

The tone and style of The Sun, and other tabloids, is family friendly. They attract the attention of parents and children with holiday giveaways, Disney and theme-park promotions, etc on their covers. They are aimed at the man/woman in the street, light in tone and "matey" in style. This is what makes the problem so insidious.

It's Time to Back British Farming to Put More Food on Your Table

Meurig Raymond | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

This year there has been a slide in the proportion of food produced in the UK for British consumers. We're calling on government, the food industry and shoppers to put British farming - and feeding the nation - at the heart of their decision making. We're now just 60% self sufficient - despite British farmers being geared up to produce more, sustainably, for the long term.

Supermarket Tax Would Boost Local Business

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Twenty councils, among them Green-led Brighton and Hove, asked the government for powers to put a levy on big supermarkets in their area. The money is to be used to support local communities damaged by the business practices of these giants... small businesses and cooperatives could again flower and grow in communities around the country.

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...

I Didn't Shop in a Supermarket for Six Months

Robbie Knox | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

Six months ago I decided to stop shopping in supermarkets as an experiment. I haven't bought anything in a Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Aldi, etc. since December 31st 2013.

2,600 Jobs To Go At Struggling Supermarket Morrisons

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Struggling supermarket chain Morrisons is to slash 2,600 jobs due to plans to streamline how its stores are managed. The supermarket is making thes...

Sweet Relief in Supermarkets

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

It seems that supermarkets have a big role to play when it comes to helping people make better choices. Simple strategies, such as removing chocolate and sweets from checkouts and prompting the sale of fruit and veg, is a start. But can we apply similar ideas throughout the whole store?

HIV Tests - No Longer So Testing

Paul Marshall | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Paul Marshall

In the quest to normalise HIV, every little helps. Is this why Tesco, which makes such great play of those three little words in its advertising and marketing, is now offering tests at its central Slough store? They started on Monday May 19 for a six week period.

'Halal Hysteria': Religious Exemptions From Animal Welfare Law Are The Real Issue

Stephen Evans | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

Perhaps the public outcry over Halal, or 'Halal hysteria' as some call it, is really a proxy for wider concerns many have about 'sharia creep' - the accommodation of Islamic practises in the UK, which they feel are starting to encroach on what were previously secular spaces.

Sainsbury's Enjoys Ninth Year Of Growing Profits

PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Outgoing Sainsbury's boss Justin King has capped his decade in charge of the supermarket by announcing a ninth successive year of annual profits growt...

20 Pictures Of Politicians Not In Waitrose

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron likes to shop at Waitrose. He likes that customers their are more "talkative" than at other supermarkets and that they're rarely loca...

Sainsbury's Suffers Shock Sales Slump

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's warned that the market is growing at its slowest pace for nearly a decade as it broke a nine-year run of underlying sale...

Is Having a 'Butchers' in the Window Really All That Bad?

Sam Wass | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Sam Wass

A butchers shop in Suffolk has removed hanging carcasses from its window display following a public letter campaign. While I empathise entirely with those who would rather not see "mutilated carcasses on display" this could be a watershed moment in the sanitising of meat marketing.

Why Banana Wars Are Causing Misery For Small Farmers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Government is being urged to launch an investigation into "price wars" which are holding down the price of bananas and could force farmers in deve...

#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...

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...

Sainsbury's King Quits After 10 Years At The Top

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's CEO Justin King has decided to step down in July after 10 years at the helm as the supermarket's chief executive, it has been announced. ...

WATCH: Lidl Cashier Shrieks 'Die, Muslim' At Customer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Horrified shoppers in a Birmingham Lidl bore witness to a shrieking row between a cashier and a customer, when a man was told "go on, you Muslim, die"...

LOOK: The Most Absurd Horsemeat Scandal Moments

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

A year ago, Britain was in the throes of a horsemeat crisis, as food investigators found the stuff in much beloved supermarket treats. Irish food i...

Lidl Bans Sweets From Its Checkouts

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

Lidl has banned sweets from its checkout counters and replaced them with healthy snacks following concern from parents about the damage it does to the...

The Cheapest Supermarket For Your Christmas Shop Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tesco has been revealed as the cheapest supermarket for your Christmas shop, having been awarded the coveted Christmas Grocer 33 accolade by the indus...

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...

Supermarkets 'Rattling The Cages' Of Scottish Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Politics

Scots will have to pay more for their food if Scotland gains independence next year, as Britain's biggest supermarket chains will be forced to increas...