UK Supermarkets

Environment Secretary And Retailers To DIscuss Horsemeat Scandal

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will meet representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies on Monday to press them to do more ...

Government 'Warned Over Horse Meat In 2011'

PA | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

Government ministers were warned in 2011 that horse meat was illegally entering the human food chain, it was claimed. John Young, a former manager ...

Number Of People Who Have Eaten Horse Meat Will Never Be Known

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

It is unlikely the exact number of people in the UK who have unwittingly eaten horse meat will ever be known, the chief executive of the Food Standard...

Horsegate Will Run and Run

Tracy Worcester | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Worcester

The 'horsegate' story is set to run and run. It gives me no pleasure to say 'told you so' but I've argued for years that the industrialisation of agriculture, in order to get the cheapest food, results in ever lower quality standards.

Two Supermarkets Withdraw Ready Meals Over Meat Scare

PA | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Frozen spaghetti and lasagne meals have been stripped from supermarket shelves as fears over contaminated meat products spread. Retail giant Tesco ...

Horsemeat Scare: Waitrose Latest To Pull Beefburgers From Shelves

PA | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Upmarket supermarket Waitrose has become the latest retailer to pull beefburgers from its shelves in the horsemeat scare. The company said it had t...

Charlie Thomas

Should We Have A Pint For The Sake Of The Economy? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK

Is dry January harming the alcohol industry? The phenomenon, popular with city workers but increasingly being adopted by adults outside of the sou...

Supermarkets and the Christmas Marketing War

Josh Krichefski | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK
Josh Krichefski

It has been an interesting start to 2013 as far as the retail sector is concerned. We've seen the likes of HMV and Jessops collapse and we've heard all about how the big retailers - supermarkets especially - fared over the competitive Christmas period.

Charlie Thomas

Can Sir Stuart Save Ocado? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Online retailer Ocado has secured Sir Stuart Rose as its new chairman in a move the company hopes will steer it into calmer waters. Ocado has been ...

New 'Name And Shame' Supermarket Watchdog Appointed

Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Supermarkets will be named and shamed if they don't treat their suppliers fairly, thanks to a new watchdog position created by the government. Chri...

Local Markets 'Cheaper' Than Supermarkets For Fresh Veg, Ch 4 Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Supermarkets have hiked up the price of fresh fruit and vegetables, meaning markets and local shops are up to 35% cheaper for healthy food, an investi...

More Retail Woe As December Records Show A Drop In Sales

Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Analysts were taken by surprise on Friday after the Office for National Statistics revealed retail sales fell by 0.1% after remaining flat in November...

Tesco Apologises In Full Page Ad For Horse Meat Burgers

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has placed full-page adverts in a number of national newspapers apologising to customers for selling beef burgers containing h...

Charlie Thomas

Eat A Lot Of Chocolate This Christmas? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK

Did you buy some chocolates in the supermarket or a petrol station over Christmas? You weren't alone - figures released by chocolate retailer Thornton...

Charlie Thomas

Tesco's Turnaround Gathers Steam As Christmas Figures Beat The Competition | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has outperformed its rivals with a 1.8% like-for-like sales growth for the Christmas trading period. The positive figures w...

Tesco Retro

Rosie Fenton | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Fenton

This particular Tesco has sorted its magazines by placing those magazines, and others, into 'Men's interests'. It's the ignorance that I find most depressing, apparently no one has had a brainwave that a woman might be interested in wider affairs.

Charlie Thomas

Sainsbury's Reports Solid Christmas Trading Figures | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has reported a solid set of figures for its Christmas trading period, with like-for-like sales for third quarter up 1.5%...

Charlie Thomas

Department Stores Perform Over Christmas, But More Retailers Will Fail In 2013 | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Department store giant Debenhams has reported a 5% rise in its December sales for 2012, the highest number of sales in its history for the month. T...

Charlie Thomas

Has Morrisons Had Another Poor Christmas? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Supermarket chain Morrisons has reportedly experienced a poor Christmas sales period, according to a prediction from a well known retail broker. In...

Apparently Parking Spaces Are Running Out At Asda

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

They say its shopping chaos out there. We wouldn't know as we're beavering away, giving you something to read while you're in a two-mile queue at the ...

Supermarket Singles: Why a Trip to Grab the Groceries Can Be a Real Tearjerker

The Guyliner | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Almost everything sold in the supermarket is aimed at an audience of two or more. Your hand hovers over the English muffins, packed in sixes. You'll never eat six, not before they go stale. The only way you could get through six muffins before the mould hits is by having them for every meal for the next two days.

Charlie Thomas

Will Christmas Be Kind For Thorntons? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

Chocolate retailer Thorntons is embarking on a business overhaul which will see £10 million invested into developing an online platform, and a renewe...

Reduced To Clear? Tesco Signals Retreat From The US Market

Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket, has been forced into reviewing its US venture, 'Fresh & Easy', and admitted general merchandise sales in the UK h...

A Supermarket Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beer

Brodie Smithers | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home
Brodie Smithers

There is a large section of society who are violently allergic to the concept of non-alcoholic beer. I also know the most common misgiving is the whole "What's the point?" question. With comparisons to sex without the orgasm and coffee without the caffeine it is a difficult sell for most people.

Supermarkets Sign Up To Price Promotion Principles - But Why Hasn't Asda?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose have agreed to make promotions on their food and drink fairer. But...