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Asda voted UK's cheapest supermarket 2016

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Which? has named Asda the cheapest UK supermarket among the major grocers of 2016. Research from the consumer group found that a basket of 80 popular branded items costs an average of £154.14, £6 cheaper than its nearest rival Morrisons. Waitrose was the most expensive on the ...


John Lewis Partnership's Christmas trading boosts sales by almost 5%

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The John Lewis Partnership traded strongly over Christmas with sales up by almost five per cent and both its Waitrose and John Lewis chains grew market share. In the six week period to December 31, total sales across the John Lewis Partnership were up 4.9 per cent year-on-year...


M&S clothing grows for first time in 2 years

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

An overhaul of its ailing clothing brand saw Marks & Spencer return the range to growth for the first time since 2015. In the 13 weeks to December 31 the retailer’s clothing and home division saw like-for-like sales rise by 2.3 per cent. Its food arm also reportedly rose by 0....


Tesco continues turnaround with 1.8% growth

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The latest high -rofile Christmas trading update sees Tesco emerge as a front runner, solidifying results earlier this week that showed its market share had grown. In the six weeks to January 7 the grocer’s like-for-like sales inched up by 0.7 per cent, aiding a 1.8 per cent r...


Lidl records best ever festive trading period

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl achieved record sales over the Christmas period thanks to customers shelling out on lobster purchases. The German grocery chain said sales went up by 10 per cent in December, making it the retailer’s best Christmas trading period – although not as good as its closest riva...


Sainsbury's sales trudge along despite bumper Christmas

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sainsbury’s has released its Christmas quarter results, revealing minimal sales gains. In the 15 weeks to January 7, the retailer's like-for-like were all but flat with a 0.1 per cent rise, and a total sales rise of just 0.8 per cent. Despite disappointing overall results for ...


Retail Gazette Loves: Tesco's Food Love Stories

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has launched a brand-new campaign aiming to not only promote the quality of their food, but provide customers with some easy-to-follow recipes. “Food Love Stories” tells the story behind various customers' signature dishes - and it's been recieved well by customers and f...


Morrisons reports best sales in 7 years

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Morrisons has posted its best performance in over seven years as its Christmas trading update reveals a 2.9 per cent boost in like-for-like sales. As a result, the grocer has raised its profit outlook, boosting its pre-tax profit to between £330 million and £340 million, up ne...


Aldi rakes in record sales over Christmas

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Aldi posted record sales over the Christmas period buoyed by shoppers taking advantage of discount luxury products and fruit and vegetables. The German supermarket chain said its total UK sales were more than 15 per cent higher during December compared to the same trading peri...


M&S expected to see first growth in 6 years

Monday 09 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Marks & Spencer is predicted by City analysts to post a rise in clothing sales for the first time in six years amid a pessimistic landscape. Scheduled to release its Christmas figures on Thursday alongside seven other big name retailers, M&S is expected to report a 0.2 per cen...