Asda sales plunge as chairman laments government’s cost-of-living response

Asda has seen its first-quarter sales decline against strong like-for-like comparables thanks to the squeeze from the cost-of-living.
Co-op Food chief executive Jo Whitfield

Co-op Food boss: ‘Government must protect food security and provide cost-of-living help’

The Co-op Food boss Jo Whitfield has urged the government to do more to protect national food security and to provide more support to the grocery industry as it grapples with quelling price rises for consumers.
HFSS promotions

HFSS: Should grocers follow Tesco and Sainsbury’s and ban the BOGOF?

Following news that the UK government is delaying the restrictions on multibuy deals on foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), Tesco and Sainsbury’s are the only Big Four grocers to begin HFSS restructuring ahead of enforcement.
Lidl storefront

Lidl owner sees sales surge as it bolsters the UK discounter

The parent company of Lidl, the Schwarz Group, has reported sales of €133.6 billion (£113.4 billion) across its operations last year.

Morrisons to delay scrapping HFSS multibuy ban

Morrisons has confirmed it will go ahead with HFSS multibuy promotions to support shoppers amid the cost-of-living crisis.
M&S profits and sales surge

M&S profits and sales beat pre-Covid levels as it fully exits Russia

M&S has delivered a “strong all-round performance” as both profits and sales rose in its last financial year as it decides to fully exit Russia.
Aldi, with Team GB & ParalympicsGB, is ramping up its Get Set to Eat Fresh programme in a bid to educate children on healthy eating.

Aldi ramps up healthy eating programme to reach an extra one million children by...

Aldi, with Team GB & ParalympicsGB, is ramping up its Get Set to Eat Fresh programme in a bid to educate children on healthy eating.

Ocado sales drop further as it warns on cost-of-living crisis

Ocado has reported a sales fall of 8% in the two months to 25 April compared with a fall of 5.7% in the previous three months as Brits felt the pressure from the rise in cost-of-living.
Grocery HFSS

The future of food waste: is scrapping ‘best before’ dates really enough?

At a time when families are choosing between ‘heating or eating’, the problem of food waste feels like a particularly difficult problem to tackle; exacerbated by the fact that it currently accounts for 8-10% of all global greenhouse emissions.

Iceland to supply frozen food products to

Iceland has agreed a deal to supply a range of its frozen food products to online retail giant is one of China’s largest online retailers.

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eCommerce Returns: Consumer Trends and the Impact on Retailers

Consumers buying online can equal higher volumes of product returns! Whistl has reviewed recent research and outlined the change in consumer eCommerce buying trends...