Tag: supermarkets

Badger Friendly Milk to Hit Supermarket Shelves

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

When shopping for dairy products, checking whether or not they are “badger friendly” does not tend to be the top on the list of priorities for most people. However, now that the Government has given the go-ahead to a pilot cull of 5,000 badgers, Waitrose,... Read More

Tesco Reports Quarterly Sales Dip

Posted on 8 June, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Some of Britain’s largest supermarket chains certainly began 2013 with a bang, with the nation rocked over allegations that horse meat had been found in Tesco and Lidl budget burgers. When these rumours were confirmed, all chains connected to the scandal... Read More

Sainsburys Profits Fall Despite Increase in Sales

Posted on 10 May, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Sainsbury's has reported a fall in pre-tax profits despite growing sales, as conditions remain “challenging”. Profits fell 1.4 per cent to £788m for the year to 16 March, while sales, including fuel, rose 4.5 per cent to £20/3.3bn. The... Read More

Supermarkets Slash Fuel Costs in Further Petrol Price War

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

Around this time last year the nation was thrown into a panic-buying frenzy triggered by the potential strike action of tanker drivers. Although this strike failed to materialise, sales of petrol and diesel skyrocketed at a time where most households were... Read More

British Supermarkets Ration Baby Milk Due to High Demand in China

Posted on 13 April, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Parents who buy baby formula are being restricted to two packs by many retailers amid fears that supplies will run low in the UK due to an increase in “unofficial exports” to China. Supermarkets including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and... Read More

Waitrose Launches School Campaign

Posted on 10 April, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Upmarket supermarket Waitrose is set to sell wonky carrots and knobbly potatoes grown in local schools under a new nationwide scheme supported by gardener Alan Titchmarsh. The supermarket's new ‘grow and sell’ campaign aims to encourage 7 to 11 year-olds... Read More

Sainsburys Unveils New Store Openings in London and South East

Posted on 3 April, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The UK’s third-largest supermarket chain has announced its intentions to embark on a major expansion of its smaller convenience stores in London and the South East. Yet Sainsbury’s is only one of many chains currently examining the possibility of mass... Read More

Small Shop Closures are Progress Says Ex Tesco Boss

Posted on 12 February, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Business News

Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy believes the rise of supermarkets and the closure of small shops is simply "part of progress." He made the comments while speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. Sir Terry also described some high streets as... Read More

CEOs Face Scrutiny over Christmas Trading

Posted on 19 January, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The chief executives of some of Britain’s leading retailers are set to come under scrutiny after lacklustre Christmas trading. Chief executive of Wm Morrison, Dalton Philips, will be under the spotlight amid fears that the supermarket chain may have to... Read More

Festive Figures show Morrisons Struggling against Rivals

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

Christmas is generally the most successful period for retailers in the food and drinks industry, with many chains racking up as much as 40 per cent of their annual profits in only a few weeks. However, this makes competition tough, especially among... Read More