UK Supermarkets

Sainsbury's Is Giving People Fridges With Cameras Inside Them To Slash Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Sainsbury's is giving families fridges with tiny cameras inside, to let them see what food they've got at home when they are out shopping. The superma...

Ocado Food That Would Have Been Binned Is Now Served In 'Pay As You Feel' Cafes

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK

Ocado is teaming up with a network of cafes to send surplus food that would have gone to waste straight to charity. The online supermarket has partner...

Nutripocalypse: The Nutrition Labelling Overload

James Cronin | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Cronin

Adding more labels to grocery products, while representing an intuitive and reasonably cost-effective way to communicate nutrition information to consumers, is not without its fair share of weaknesses however.

Rejoice! Supermarket Prices 40% Cheaper Than A Year Ago

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those looking to give their junk food-filled diet an overhaul, now might be the time, as popular supermarket items have dropped in price by as muc...

Here Are All The May Day Bank Holiday Opening Hours You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Although May Day itself is on 1 May, the bank holiday in 2016 will be held on Monday, May 2. Many people will be making the most of the long weekend b...

Asda Wonky Veg Boxes Have Already Stopped 160 Tonnes Of Produce Going To Waste

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

Asda says it has seen a "unprecedented" response to its 'wonky veg' boxes, selling more than 160 tonnes of misshapen fruit and vegetables since launch...

This Asda Has Launched A 'Quiet Hour' For People With Autism

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

An Asda superstore in Manchester has been praised for introducing a 'quiet hour' to make shopping easier for people with autism and disabilities. The ...

Supermarket Products Are Shrinking But The Prices Aren't, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sizes of your favourite supermarket products are shrinking but the prices are not, a new study has found. A report by Which? found that everyday ...

Aldi Has Recalled These 'Dirty' Biscuits Over Hygiene Fears

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Aldi has issued a product recall for biscuits sold in its shops which have been manufactured in a "dirty" factory. The supermarket warned customers no...

'Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area' - Shopping With a Toddler

Nick King | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents
Nick King

The checkouts are busy. No, they are overwhelmed. So despite having a full trolly we go for the self service check outs. In the style of a Hannah Barberra cartoon, where a mini devil sits on one of the character's shoulders while a mini angel sits on the other, voices debate in my head as I make this choice.

Britain's Supermarkets Just Did Something Wonderful For Food Waste

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons have signed up to a radical pledge to slash their food and drink waste by a fifth over...

A Taste of the Future of Food

Dr Richard Swannell | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Dr Richard Swannell

Let's kick off with some figures on food. Consider, that one third of all food that is produced globally, is wasted. This costs the global economy up to $300billion a year, and for the average family in the UK - that translates to around £700 per year. And all this is happening whilst almost a billion people around the world go to bed hungry each night.

Food Waste: The Illogical Equation

Millie Morris | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

As I watch 50 moist, perfectly round mini quiches mercilessly thrust into a waste bin, flakes of pastry and cheese fluttering from their industrial tray into a dark gaping mouth, my stomach sinks. The caterer promptly puts the tray down and continues her waste rampage, efficiently ridding the kitchen of leftover food from an event.

Now You Can Do Your Grocery Shopping On Amazon

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Online retail giant Amazon has pushed further into the British grocery market by joining forces with supermarket Morrisons. The company has secured...

Food Banks Braced For One-Third Donations Hit After Asda U-Turn

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

Food banks are facing donation cuts of up to a third because Asda executives scrapped collection points from stores, a leading charity has claimed. ...

Are You Ready to Eat 'Wonky' Fruit and Veg?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

Most of the time we start with the recipe and then collect the ingredients to fit around what we need. But its time to start thinking about what we have in our fridge, what's best in season or what is there an abundance and how can we can incorporate it into a recipe - or how we make it the best it can be!

Asda Under Pressure To Bring Back Food Bank Donation Points

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Asda executives are under pressure to reinstall food donation points relied on by charities and food banks after they were removed from stores across ...

After Asda's 'Wonky Veg Box', This Is What Britain's Other Supermarkets Are Doing

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Supermarket Asda has launched the UK's first ever 'wonky veg box' allowing shoppers to buy imperfect vegetables in bulk to feed their families. REA...

Angry Shopper Finds 'Chunk Of Ham And A Pube' In Morrisons Baked Treat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy

A frustrated shopper has launched a tirade against national supermarket chain Morrisons after he allegedly found a chunk of boiled pork and a short, b...

Supermarket Cashier's Kind Gesture To A Sad 3-Year-Old Touches Hearts Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has revealed how a small gesture from a supermarket cashier helped her three-year-old son to smile at a difficult time. "She was so patient w...

Will You Be Using a 'Dementia Friendly' Checkout For Your Christmas Shopping?

Beth Britton | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

As shoppers partake in a rush to buy all those Christmas essentials (and indeed all the things you think you need but probably don't), this may not have much significance for the majority of people who are queuing up to pay for their goods, but it's prompted a lot of soul-searching in my mind.

Comparing Shopping Baskets 1975 and 2015: Is Our Grocery Shop Causing Our Obesity Epidemic?

Dr Wayne Osborne | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wayne Osborne

Our knowledge of food and range of choice has improved significantly in the last 40 years. While dishes from the continent were only just starting to make their way onto household dinner tables in the 1970s, today they're a staple of many a family meal.

It's Time We Lifted the Lid on the Supermarket Supply Chain

Rosie Boycott | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Rosie Boycott

Many businesses waste more food in a day than a consumer wastes in a year. We need to stop the rot. Roughly a third of the food grown worldwide is wa...

Morrisons Just Announced An Incredible New Unwanted Food Initiative For Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.11.2015 | UK

Morrisons has announced it will donate all of its unwanted food to charity rather than throw it in the bin. We're rolling our food waste initiative...

Haunted Co-op Shop Closing Early On Halloween Because Staff Are Too Frightened To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

A Co-operative in Whaley Bridge is closing early on Halloween, after staff reported paranormal occurrences at the store. The decision to close an h...