Tag: supermarkets

Family Owned Booths enjoys a Bumper Christmas

Posted on 12 January, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Christmas tends to be a hugely successful time of year for both food and non-food retailers, with families preparing for the big day stocking up on gifts, food and drinks in order to make the most of the festive season. However, the news from some of the... Read More

“Supermarket Aisle” Plan for London Underground

Posted on 9 January, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

London Underground is speaking to three leading retail chains over plans to convert more than 200 of its redundant ticket offices into supermarkets. Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Asda are all said to be actively considering opening chains of... Read More

Festive Tips for Retailers as the Big Day Approaches

Posted on 20 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Tis the season to be jolly and retailers nationwide are hoping to be singing all the way to the bank this Christmas. However, with only a few days to go until the big day, it is imperative that those looking to make a few last minute sales truly capitalise on... Read More

Lidl to Expand UK Store Network

Posted on 5 December, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recession may have officially ended several months ago, yet the financial pressure upon UK households still continues to have an impact on consumer spending habits. A new trend, for consumers to actively pursue budget-friendly purchases wherever... Read More

Sainsburys reports Increase in Half-Year Profits

Posted on 19 November, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Sainsbury's has posted a half-year pre-tax profit of £433m, a rise of 9.1 per cent compared to the same time last year. The supermarket chain said the results were “strong” considering the “tough trading environment”. The report continues... Read More

Property Prices and the Waitrose Effect

Posted on 7 November, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Business News

Following the opening of a Waitrose store in Chipping Sodbury this summer, an article in the Sunday Times speculated that "the opening of Britain's most middle-class supermarket can only push (property) values higher". A local firm of solicitors even... Read More

Supermarkets come out on top in Festive Food Comparison

Posted on 6 November, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

With the festive season rapidly approaching, a new survey provides good news for consumers. In this year’s annual Good Housekeeping Christmas taste test, judges for the most part placed supermarket foods above luxury items in their list of festive... Read More

Shopping Bag Tax raises Food Poisoning Fears

Posted on 2 November, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

In recent years, the Government has become more and more set on meeting environmental targets in all areas of consumer and business life. This has had a massive impact upon businesses, with many now having to examine their options regarding the day to day... Read More

Tesco revamps Finest Range in Attempt to Win Back Customers

Posted on 11 October, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Tesco has spent tens of millions relaunching its premium Finest range in the hope of attracting more shoppers who may have stayed away after the horsemeat scandal engulfed the supermarket. Tesco bosses also hope to win business from upmarket rival... Read More

Aldi to Expand Further into UK Grocery Sector

Posted on 4 October, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Aldi plans to create 6,000 jobs this year after announcing record profits and increasing its market share. The German supermarket has pledged to open 50 new stores in the UK in 2013 after sales soared 40 per cent to £3.9bn in 2012. The retailer said... Read More