UK Supermarkets

Are Supermarkets And Their Huge Portion Sizes To Blame For Rising Obesity?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

You may feel like your meals are shrinking, but according to charity British Heart Foundation, if you buy ready meals from the supermarket, they've ac...

POLL: How Much Food Do You Throw Away?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rarely is the case that the average household consumes 99% of what it purchases, but we didn't know the situation was quite this bad. Apparently, we'r...

Government Must Prioritise Portion Size Problem

Simon Gillespie | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Gillespie

Nearly two-thirds of UK adults are overweight or obese. So are a third of our children. It's a problem that isn't going away and it has severe consequences for the health of millions across the UK. So we need new approaches to tackling the causes of obesity.

LOOK: What Will Your Kitchen Look Like In 2063?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hovercars may not quite have worked out as predictions for the future goes, but if a study by Miele (the appliance company) is correct, dinnertime wil...

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. ..

Our Wonderful World, Carpe Pisces and Birdsong at Dusk

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

We are fortunate in the UK to live in a very green and pleasant land. Much of our natural landscape is untouched, untamed and so old that I get entranced just looking at it.

The One With the CCTV and the Gin

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

The drinks aisle has CCTV cameras and TV screens for security and there we were, up on the big screen, having a lovely Mummy and boy hug, with me clutching a bottle of cheap, own brand gin in my hand and waving it at the camera like a drunk Aunt at a wedding, doing the bending down dance with a toddler.

Tesco Fines and Supermarket Tricks

Sian Breslin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This latest news highlights one of the techniques supermarkets employ to get us to buy more expensive products. While I am not suggesting that every supermarket has ploys to get us at every turn, here are some different tricks that I have read about.

Superquinn to Close Death of the Supermarket?

Sian Breslin | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Superquinn to close. It is no more! The wailing, the tears, the outcry... it is almost as big a deal as the announcement of Westlife's breakup in 2011. For those of you from outside of Ireland, I am sure you are baffled by the above. Let me explain.

Why It Shouldn't Cost 5p to Realise We Need to Reduce Our Plastic Bag Waste

Maria Sowter | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Reducing plastic bag usage was just one of the things people around the world pledged as their Ocean Promise last World Oceans Day, and is part of addressing a larger need to prevent excessive environmental waste. It is one of the easier and simpler actions each of us can take to help reduce our individual impact.

Night Shopping: Cheap and Wholesome Therapy

Josh Barrie | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Barrie

Night Shopping is a glorious time; a sanctifying time. For me, an insomniac who gets rather puzzled at it all, and who enjoys almond milk to an increasingly astonishing degree, there is nowhere better at 2am than Tesco.

Shops Could Face Sexual Harassment Claims Over Lads' Mags

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

High Street retailers could face sexual discrimination or harassment claims if they continue to stock lads' mags, a group of equal rights lawyers have...

The London Farmer's Market:

Xochi Balfour | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Xochi Balfour

Something wonderfully and brilliantly provincial is happening in force right now in London: the Saturday market is back. Communities across the capital are ditching their local supermarkets, meeting likeminded neighbours and indulging in a lazy cup of freshly brewed coffee while they're at it.

Branding: Understanding The Importance of Trust

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In this sense, within the space of my career, marketing has gone from nothing to everything. That's some journey.

Supermarkets Cut Cost Of Diesel

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

Motorists spared next autumn's planned fuel duty rise have been handed more good news. First, supermarket Sainsbury's said it was reducing the pric...

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...

Tesco's Having A Giraffe

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Tesco has bought family-friendly restaurant chain Giraffe for £48.6 million as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the profitability of the superm...

Horse Meat Scandal Sees Shoppers Change Habits

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

More than half of consumers have changed their shopping habits as a result of the horse meat scandal, a survey for consumer group Which? has found. ...

How to Beat the Supermarket

Amy Murnan | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Murnan

As a keen cook, I love cooking with fresh fruit and veg, but while I want to spend time going to Cardiff's Market and getting all my shopping, I simply don't have time to spend half a day walking there and struggling back with a load of food.

We Can Never Be Truly Sustainable Because We Can't Change How We Think

Joey Faulkner | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joey Faulkner

The reality of the 'get well soon, Earth!' campaign is a perverse self-importance. It tries, like all of us really do, to hide the deep ingrained desires of a human being or moreover any creature that has managed to survive this long.

Is Transparency Too Much To Ask?

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amarjot Sidhu

In recent times many large institutions have suffered from a loss of credibility due to misconduct; the banks with their mis-selling of PPI and extravagant bonuses; the government with the MPs' expenses scandal and now supermarkets with this horse meat scandal.

Tesco Voted Worst Supermarket In Poll Of Which? Readers

PA | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

Tesco has been voted the worst supermarket and Waitrose the best in an annual poll of 11,000 consumers by watchdog Which?. Waitrose received a cust...

Carlsberg Blames British Sales Slump On Soggy Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Carlsberg, the fourth largest brewer in the world, has blamed a 3% reduction in British sales on the wash-out summer of 2012, which cancelled out the ...

Tesco Calls In Police Over Possible Clubcard Fraud

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Tesco has asked police to investigate claims that dozens of its customers' Clubcard accounts may have fallen victim to an online fraud. The superma...