Tag: supermarkets

Sainsburys Sales Rise as Tesco Profits Fall

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

The supermarket sector is one of the most competitive areas of the retail industry in the UK, with Tesco traditionally holding the number one spot despite stiff competition. However, if recent results are to be believed, the tide could be turning with... Read More

Tesco pushed out of Suffolk Town by Campaigners

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

Small retailers have long struggled against the dominance of large supermarket brands, with businesses such as butchers, bakers and newsagents often losing custom thanks to consumers being drawn to the convenience option offered by larger brands. However, in... Read More

Tesco sells US Fresh and Easy chain

Posted on 13 September, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Commercial Sales and Lets

Supermarket giant Tesco is to lend Investment Company Yucaipa Companies £80 million to take the loss-making Fresh & Easy stores off its hands, marking the end of a six-year struggle to crack the U.S. market. Tesco has confirmed Yucaipa will... Read More

Co-op Finally Makes a Move into the Online Grocery Market

Posted on 29 August, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The Co-op has become the last major British retailer to move into the online grocery sector, announcing plans for a trial delivery service. The four trial schemes, which will each test a different delivery method, are an attempt by the mutually owned... Read More

Ethical Shopping growing in Popularity says Survey

Posted on 22 August, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

British households are still experiencing a squeeze on their incomes despite the upturn in the economy. Low wage increases, the rising cost of food and the still-high rate of inflation mean that sticking to a budget remains a key factor in the weekly shop,... Read More

Waitrose Opens First Supermarket Farm Shop

Posted on 12 August, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The worldwide obesity crisis, and ensuing media attention, have forced consumers to consider the health implications of their diet in a way never before seen. As a result, natural, locally grown produce has become highly desirable for those looking to keep... Read More

Tesco Revamps Hypermarkets in Bid to Maximise Profits

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

Internet shopping poses a huge threat to retailers who have spent the past 10 years investing in their commercial property portfolio. This is especially pertinent to chains such as Tesco, which has built its business around so-called “Tesco Towns” –... Read More

EasyJet Founder to Launch Budget Supermarket

Posted on 8 August, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is to launch a low-cost grocery business, aimed at undercutting the likes of budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (right) Sir Stelios's Easygroup announced plans to open a pilot site in... Read More

Co-op Tells Lads Mags to Cover Up

Posted on 30 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that a crackdown on internet pornography will come into effect by October, with adults having to “opt in” for access with their broadband provider. The change in law followed calls by various parenting... Read More

Tesco Raises Prices as Soft Drink Sales Soar

Posted on 24 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The recent bout of good weather has had an astonishing effect upon the UK’s retail industry, with consumers heading to the shops in search of barbecue food, outdoor furniture and alcoholic beverages. However, soft drinks have surpassed all  sales... Read More