UK Supermarkets

'Halal Hysteria': Religious Exemptions From Animal Welfare Law Are The Real Issue

Stephen Evans | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

Perhaps the public outcry over Halal, or 'Halal hysteria' as some call it, is really a proxy for wider concerns many have about 'sharia creep' - the accommodation of Islamic practises in the UK, which they feel are starting to encroach on what were previously secular spaces.

Sainsbury's Enjoys Ninth Year Of Growing Profits

PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Outgoing Sainsbury's boss Justin King has capped his decade in charge of the supermarket by announcing a ninth successive year of annual profits growt...

20 Pictures Of Politicians Not In Waitrose

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron likes to shop at Waitrose. He likes that customers their are more "talkative" than at other supermarkets and that they're rarely loca...

Sainsbury's Suffers Shock Sales Slump

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's warned that the market is growing at its slowest pace for nearly a decade as it broke a nine-year run of underlying sale...

Is Having a 'Butchers' in the Window Really All That Bad?

Sam Wass | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Sam Wass

A butchers shop in Suffolk has removed hanging carcasses from its window display following a public letter campaign. While I empathise entirely with those who would rather not see "mutilated carcasses on display" this could be a watershed moment in the sanitising of meat marketing.

Why Banana Wars Are Causing Misery For Small Farmers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Government is being urged to launch an investigation into "price wars" which are holding down the price of bananas and could force farmers in deve...

#Delicious Or #Desperate? Brand Launches 'Social Media' Friendly Food

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

Birds Eye has announced it'll launch a new range of potato shapes, "Mashtags" (Mas#tags), especially for social media savvy potato-lovers. The new...

Ocado Still Not Delivering A Profit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Ocado, the online grocer, has revealed growing pre-tax losses and that one of its founders, Jason Gissing, will resign. The online retailer unveile...

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 | 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. ..