Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Waitrose sales fall for 7th consecutive week

Waitrose has reported its seventh consecutive week of falling sales as the upmarket grocer continues to drag down margins.

Ocado crowned best performer in FTSE 350 with shares up 126% this year

Ocado has been crowned the best performer of the FTSE 350 so far this year as confidence in the online grocer continues to grow.

M&S rolls out ‘checkout free’ service so customers can skip the queues

Marks & Spencer has launched a new ‘Mobile, Pay, Go’ service, enabling customers to pick up lunch in under 40 seconds. The upmarket retailer has...

Tesco faces multi-million pound equal pay claim

Tesco is facing a multi-million-pound equal pay claim after a campaign group accused it of paying female shop workers £3 less.

New Planet Organic owner plans to double store count

A new majority shareholder at Planet Organic is set to double the grocer's store count over the next five years. Planet Organic might be the...

Aldi to create 5,000 new jobs in UK with 130 new stores

Value-focused supermarket chain Aldi has confirmed it will open 130 new stores in the UK over the next two years, creating 5,000 new jobs. The...

Over 400 stores could be lost in Sainsbury’s Asda merger says CMA

The merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda will mean a “substantial lessening of competition (SLC)” in 463 local areas.

No-deal Brexit will cost grocers £9.3 bn

A no-deal Brexit will cost food and drink retailers £9.3 billion according to research by Barclays. The study found grocers will face a 27 per...

UK “world leader” in food waste reduction as new Roadmap scheme is launched

A new “world first” food waste reduction initiative has been launched by nearly 100 retailers and suppliers in the UK.

Co-op rolls out biodegradable plastic bags across 1400 stores

Co-op is set to remove single-use plastic bags entirely from over half of its stores replacing them with new compostable bags.

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What will your workforce want and need,  now and in the...

Today's on-demand consumer mentality means businesses now operate in an ‘always-on’ economy. To meet customer demand for 24/7 access to products and services, businesses...