Tag: supermarkets

Tesco to move Sweets from Convenience Store Checkouts

Posted on 25 May, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The Big Four supermarkets have continued to step up their efforts in beating discounters such as Aldi and Lidl by dropping prices, offering a range of promotions and launching advertising campaigns based around the quality of goods on offer in store. However,... Read More

Sainsbury’s reports Annual Profits Rise despite Competition from Discounters

Posted on 7 May, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The supermarket sector has become one of the most competitive in retail of late, largely due to the influx of discount brands eating into the market share of Britain’s traditional “Big Four” chains. Yet while analysts were concerned that this would lead... Read More

Morrisons reveals Price War plans

Posted on 2 May, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Last of the Big Four enters the fray The supermarket sector has become deeply embroiled in a price war, with Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s all having revealed intentions to drop prices in the past month in a bid to win back consumers from budget competitors.... Read More

Analysts predict Sainsbury’s Price War Entrance

Posted on 1 May, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With Sainsbury’s full year results to be released next week, the question on analyst’s lips is whether the brand will have been negatively affected by its first quarterly sales decline in nine years. Although analysts at Deutsche Bank believe the retailer... Read More

Co-op enters Supermarket Price War

Posted on 29 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The traditional UK supermarket sector has been facing stiff competition recently, with an influx of discount brands such as Aldi and Lidl taking market share and sales from the “Big Four”. This has meant that, in order to effectively compete, all brands... Read More

Tesco Annual Profits fall by Six Per Cent

Posted on 17 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Amidst the rise of the discounters in the supermarket sector, the established ‘Big Four’ have seen their profits fall as more and more consumers choose to conserve cash by shopping elsewhere. This has taken an especially strong toll on traditional market... Read More

Big Four Supermarkets lose further Market Share to Discounters

Posted on 10 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Discount brands have added an increased element of competition to the supermarket sector, with consumers keen to continue saving on the weekly shop even after the end of the recession. This has seen German import brands Aldi and Lidl grow their market share... Read More

Asda store acquisition plan to create up to 12,000 Jobs

Posted on 9 April, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Supermarkets are having a bit of a tricky time in the UK of late, with growing competition from budget rivals and a rising consumer preference for convenience stores forcing the nation’s top chains to somewhat change their game plans. The emphasis is now... Read More

Waitrose to open First National Distribution Centre

Posted on 21 March, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Commercial Developments

The majority of large retailers now provide a home delivery or click and collect service to cater for changing shopping patterns. While this may reduce footfall in bricks and mortar outlets it has, at the same time, led to a greater need for warehouse space... Read More

Sainsbury’s reports First Fall in Sales in Nine Years

Posted on 18 March, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In the battle of the supermarkets, Tesco’s top spot is increasingly under challenge from budget brands such as Lidl and Aldi and by its main competitor, Sainsbury’s. However, it appears that the UK’s largest chain may have some breathing space in the... Read More