Thursday, November 23, 2017
Living Wage

Lidl matches living wage guidelines, becomes highest-paying supermarket

16,000 Lidl employees are set to receive a pay rise as the supermarket pledges to meet new guidelines published by the Living Wage Foundation.
Co-op Nisa

Rebel Nisa shareholders to block Co-op’s £143m takeover

Co-op's proposed £143m takeover of Nisa set to hit a snag with a group of rebel shareholders from the convenience store chain preparing to block the deal.
Asda hires

Asda hires former Carrefour exec Jesús Lorente as new merchandising boss

Asda has hired Carrefour's former chief merchandising officer Jesús Lorente for a similar role as the Big 4 grocer undergoes a leadership overhaul.
Tesco accounting scandal

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis tells court of “surprise” & “shock” over accounting scandal

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has told a court about his surprise and shock when he learned the retailer's profits had been misstated by £326 million.
Morrisons update

Morrisons notches 8th consecutive quarter of sales rise

Morrisons has reported another quarter of rising sales as it continues to limit the impact of soaring Brexit-related food costs for shoppers.
Food Drink report

Grocery shoppers now take pride in grabbing a bargain: study

Buying food bearing a "reduced" label no longer comes with stigma attached to it, as a study reveals more and more shoppers take pride in bagging a bargain.
Unilever

Unilver & Mars step into direct-to-consumer

Grocers could soon be under threat after wholesale giants Unilever, Mars and Reckitt Benckiser signed up to a new digital shopping service to sell their brands direct to consumers.
Sainsbury's vinyl

Sainsbury’s strikes a chord with new own-label vinyl range

Sainsbury's is set to capitalise on the resurgent popularity of vinyl as it prepares to become the first supermarket to launch its own vinyl record label.
Sainsbury's disability

Sainsbury’s achieves Disability Confident Leader status

The government has awarded Sainsbury's with a Disability Confident Leader status, the biggest retailer to have achieved the status thus far.
Asda CEO

Asda names new CEO

Asda has announced that its chief operating officer Roger Burnley will take the helm as president and chief executive in the new year.

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