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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. ..

Tesco Profits Fall By A QUARTER, As Sainsbury's Soars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Tesco has revealed a stark 24.5% drop in its profits over the first half of the year to £1.39 billion after suffering from poor overseas trading. ...

The G*Y BFF: Your Greatest Accessory

Amy Lavelle | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Lavelle

Tesco confirms something I've long suspected: my gay (I'm sorry, g*y) BFF is my greatest accessory.

Get Out of My Way - I Have Post Holiday Blues and I'm Prepared to Use It

Alfie Evers | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

I am confronted by a dead pigeon. Its body hard pressed and flattened to the floor. Its face contorted to a fixed expression of doom. Its guts spread across the road. I sigh. We are one. Its state reflects how I am feeling.

Why Is Tesco Censoring The G*ys?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Barilla Boycott Could Cost Pasta Boss A Pretty Penne... Is “gay” a dirty word? Tesco seems to think so – for the supermarket giant ...

Walmart Pulls 'Naughty Leopard' Halloween Costume For 2-Year-Olds

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

US retail giant Walmart has been forced to pull a "Naughty Leopard" Halloween costume from its stores following a flood of complaints that accused the...

Who Wants to Dress Up as Me for Halloween? Asda Thinks You All Do!

Rebecca Walton | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

George, at Asda, sells Halloween costumes. They sell the usual zombies, witches, vampires, pumpkins, and then one costume that has sparked an uproar; the mental patient costume. Complete with meat cleaver, what looks like a doctors coat (did the mental patient kill a doctor to get that?) and fake blood, this is one Halloween costume guaranteed to shock.

Every Little Helps: Rejecting Stereotypes of Mental Illness Is A Step In The Right Direction

Luke Massey | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Massey

A "Mental Patient" fancy dress costume on sale at Asda and a 'Psycho Ward' costume at Tesco shows just how much further we have to go in destigmatising mental health issues. Ed Miliband was rightly lauded on Tuesday as he called for greater openness and discussion of mental health issues during his speech at Labour Party Conference.

Tesco Takes On Apple

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech

Tesco has unveiled its new budget tablet. The 'Hudl' is designed to undercut Apple, Amazon and Google on price - and get customers shopping online ...

Would You Buy A Tablet Made By Tesco?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

Tesco's much-rumoured tablet looks like it's going to be unveiled next week. An Apple-esque press release informs us the supermarket giant "have go...

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.

'Lose The Lads Mags' Feminist Protesters Target Tesco

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

'Lose The Lads Mags' campaigners have descended on Tesco stores across the country, urging the retailer to go further than covering up sexual images o...

Tesco In Court Over Strawberry Deception

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Tesco has been fined £300,000 for advertising misleading half-price offers on punnets of strawberries. The supermarket giant was ordered to pay t...

Supermarket 'Horrified' Over Maggots Found In Aisle

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Tesco said it was "horrified" to hear that customers found maggots crawling in a box in the confectionery aisle of one of its stores. Josh Downs an...

WATCH: Most Excited Tesco Door Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Comedy

This might, at first glance, seem to be a normal automatic supermarket door. But it's not. Because every time it opens, it emits a shriek of excitemen...

'Unscrupulous' Tesco And Next Excluding British Workers, Says Bryant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Next and Tesco are deliberately hiring cheaper, Eastern European workers in preference to British staff, Labour shadow minister Chris Bryant will clai...

Tesco To Offer Sun Salutations Alongside A Pint Of Milk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tesco can be a hard store to love - the supermarket chain is often blamed for indirectly closing down small businesses in local towns - and its former...

Same Price, Different Values

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Dr Arlo Brady

For several years now, big retailers both in the UK and overseas have focused their communications muscle on prices, which is was course a logical reaction to the financial crisis. But this has been problematic for Sainsbury's, which is almost certainly not the cheapest.

Can Private Sector Methods Work in the Public Sector?

Deep Sagar | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics
Deep Sagar

The non-lazy and inconvenient answer for the public sector is to learn from the private-sector that approval of just two people matters - customers and shareholders. For that to happen sustainably clear targets to make customers satisfied so that either they come back again or recommend to others is crucial.

Tesco Announce Age Restrictions On Lads Mags

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced it will sell lads mags only to over 18s. The chain also said it had struck a "modesty deal" regarding the front ...

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.

Why Is Chard Too Hard for Tesco?

Julian Dobson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Dobson

Why is it so hard for Tesco to stock chard? After all, their website sings the praises of 'real food', telling us that 'whether you're a shopper, a farmer, a master chef or an everyday cook, it's time to show food a little love'.

Raise Money For Diabetes... By Gorging On Sugar

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

A worthy cause... but slightly odd nevertheless. Yup, customers at Tesco in Tenterden, Kent, are being invited to raise money for a diabetes chari...

Best BLT: Which Sandwich Came Top In Our Taste Test?

Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The noble BLT is an office staple, whether it's lunch on the go or a picnic must-have. Don't believe us? Apparently 1.69 billion of the sarnies sold l...

Era Of Cheap Food Is Over, Tesco Boss Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

The era of cheap food in Britain is over, the boss of Tesco has said. Chief executive Philip Clarke said the growing pressure on global food suppli...