Tag: supermarkets

Changing Consumer Habits Revealed by Carrier Bag Statistics

Posted on 23 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

UK consumers have been forced to change their usual shopping habits as a result of the recession. Luxuries have had to be cut back on, budgets now have to be stuck to rigidly and, perhaps most significantly, the “big weekly shop” has become something of a... Read More

Morrisons Claims Shoppers are Still Struggling as it Plans Expansion

Posted on 17 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

While the economy is showing positive signs of recovery, there is still a long way to go. Inflation remains at a worrying level, and this in turn is having a negative effect on consumers – especially those still struggling with pay freezes or very low... Read More

Supermarket Shopping to be Transformed by New Technologies

Posted on 14 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Internet shopping has had a huge effect on the way consumers do their weekly grocery shop, with an ever-increasing number turning to online ordering in a bid to beat the crowds. Britain’s number one chain, Tesco, now offers a plethora of ways to buy both... Read More

Sainsburys Local Stores to Overtake Supermarkets by 2014

Posted on 13 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Supermarkets have been a key aspect of British life for many years, winning over consumers who previously visited a number of smaller high street stores in their weekly grocery shop. However, thanks to the growth of internet shopping in recent years, it seems... Read More

Asda Staff Pocket Bumper Share Scheme Bonus

Posted on 12 July, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Some 19,000 Asda employees will pocket record pay-outs averaging £3,240 under parent company Wal-Mart's Sharesave programme, the supermarket chain has said. The scheme allows staff to set aside between £50 and £250 of their salary every month over... Read More

Heatwave Raises Retail Temperatures

Posted on 10 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recent hot weather has seen consumers flock to their nearest supermarkets and DIY stores in earnest to make the most of the summer. Memories of last summer, when cloud and rain kept the majority of British people indoors, have ensured that the public is... Read More

Waitrose Sales Benefit from Glastonbury Festival

Posted on 9 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Music festivals have become as much as part of the British summer as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot. While organisers benefit hugely from ticket sales, it is arguable that the real winners in the festival season are retailers as demand for clothing and essentials... Read More

Ocado Dismisses Takeover Talk

Posted on 7 July, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Online grocer Ocado has announced it is in talks over tie-ups with other retailers following its £170 million deal with WM Morrisons, but denied receiving a takeover approach for its own business. The retailer, which has never made an annual profit,... Read More

Oxfordshire Traders Voice Concerns over Supermarket Monopolisation

Posted on 21 June, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In recent years, the internet has received the brunt of the blame for distracting consumers from local retailers. With a wealth of choice and variety at the fingertips of every shopper who owns a smartphone or computer, online marketing certainly has its... Read More

Sales Increase Pushes Sainsbury Ahead of Rivals

Posted on 12 June, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Sainsbury will put rival supermarkets under more pressure today when it is expected to report a further increase in like-for-like sales. Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer, reported a 1 per cent drop in like-for-like sales when it updated the market... Read More