UK Supermarkets

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...

The Difference Between a Service and a Product

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Hugh Salmon

In my last post, I shared my experience of pouring hundreds of cans of beer down the drain in Vietnam due the high level of care Heineken take to ensure that every can of their lager meets their strict quality standards...

'Bags For Life' May Be Dangerous For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: organised souls who remember to bring 'bags for life' to the supermarket, and the rest of who struggle to...

Which Supermarket Stilton Beat Harrods In Extensive Taste Test?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We tried to hold off as long as possible, but Christmas is approaching like an unstoppable wave. So grab your bib and stop pretending like you haven't...

Jessica Elgot

9 Foods That You Really Don't Need To Throw Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Tesco has revealed that 28,500 tonnes of food has been thrown away in the first six months of this year, including two-thirds of produce grown for bag...

40% Of Supermarket Customers Are Wasted, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Up to 40% of supermarket customers were wasted during the first six months of the year, a new study has found. In addition, more than a quarter of ...

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.