UK Supermarkets

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 22.06.2016 | 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...

Aldi's Wage Rise 'Shows Other Supermarkets Paying The Living Wage Is Achievable'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Aldi has become the latest supermarket to pay above the government's National Living Wage, raising staff wages to £8.40 an hour. The discount chai...

Supermarket Accidentally Plays PORN On The Tannoy, Makes Children Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Comedy

A mum from California was left mortified while shopping with her two sons when the audio of a porn film began playing on the store's PA system. Gin...

All My Children Hear Is Blah! Blah! Blah!

Kathryn Berens | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

The expression of greatest bewilderment however is reserved for when I go down the self-indulgent path of telling my children that before they were around, I had a job (and a life?) - I worked, I earned money, I even wore clothes other than my tracky bums.

Louise Ridley

The Slow Demise Of Lads Mags In 6 Stages

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

The news that Playboy magazine may no longer feature nude models is no surprise. From next March, the print version of Playboy will offer "women in...

Those Tesco Anti-Theft Bag Tags Were 'A Mistake', Company Concedes

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK

A Tesco store's decision to place anti-theft tags on its five pence plastic bags was a "mistake" the company has conceded, as shoppers report heighten...

Morrisons' 'Rugby Ball Pizza' Looks A Bit Like Something Naughty...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Be warned, this might be the most NSFW pizza you ever see. Getting into the Rugby World Cup spirit, Morrisons decided to launch a themed pizza, dec...

Are We Addicted to the 'Convenience' of the Supermarket?

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

There's also a common misconception that using seasonal produce will limit your choice. In fact, there are a huge variety of crops harvested at different times throughout the year; it's simply a question of adjusting shopping and cooking habits accordingly.

One Of Britain's Biggest Supermarkets Just Did Something Brilliant For Its Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Morrisons has been praised for offering more than "warm words" for its workers by committing to pay the living wage for its workers from next March. ...

The Definite Guide to Spotting a Brit

Kathryn Berens | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

What is it to be British? What are those peculiarly British traits which set us apart from other nationalities? What is a cliché and what is actually for real? Here is a definitive guide to the basics of being British.

7 Times Tesco Won The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Every now and again, Tesco appear in headlines for all the right reasons. Their ingenious Twitter take-downs and brilliant humanitarian gestures a...

Louise Ridley

Morrisons Closures Yet More Evidence That We've Fallen Out Of Love With Supermarkets

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

British supermarkets are endangered. We're no longer buying our bread and sausages in quite the same way, and the casualties are our supermarkets l...