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Pressure mounts for inquiry into Tesco-Booker deal ahead supplier's financial results

Friday 24 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Calls for a competition inquiry into the Tesco-Booker merger have intensified ahead of the release of Booker’s fourth quarter trading update. The £3.7 billion merger has been met with controversy as rival retailers argue it could breach competition laws. Andy Higginson, former...


Tesco continues major leadership changes with new commercial director

Friday 24 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has announced George Wright as its new commercial director, following his predecessor’s promotion to chief executive of Tesco Central Europe. In a raft of major leadership changes at the grocer following its landmark merger with supplier Booker, Wright will replace Matt ...


Sainsbury's, Argos join M&S and Tesco in suspending ads with Google

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Several other retailers have joined the ranks of prominent UK companies that have pulled their advertising with Google and YouTube over ads appearing alongside content that incited hate. Marks & Spencer and Tesco were the first retailers to suspend their advertising with the t...


Tesco pulls Heineken products in latest spat over price changes

Thursday 23 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has pulled many of Heineken’s leading beers from its shelves amid the latest public spat over supplier prices. Heineken, Amstel, Sol, Kingfisher and four other beers have been removed from the supermarket’s stocks as Tesco once again refuses to pay suppliers inflated pri...


Waitrose loyalty scheme 'refines' free tea & coffee benefits

Tuesday 21 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Waitrose plans to curb the number of free tea and coffee provided to loyalty card members by handing out cups after they have paid for their shopping. At the moment, members of the myWaitrose scheme can collect their tea or coffee as they enter the supermarket. However, this p...


Tesco Booker deal under scrutiny as study reveals promises weren't kept

Tuesday 21 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco’s landmark deal with Booker has come under pressure as a study by The Times reveals that the Tesco-owned One Stop costs more and pays less. The £3.7 billion merger between the UK’s largest grocer and wholesaler saw the companies’ chief executives reassure independent sho...


Tesco's international chief executive Trevor Masters to leave after 38 years

Monday 20 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The head of Tesco’s international arm Trevor Masters has announced his departure from the company as the retailer shrinks its overseas operations. Masters, chief executive of Tesco International, is set to leave the company at the end of May following a 38-year career with the...


Exclusive: Aldi confirms it plans to keep controversial "self-tipping" measures

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

New information acquired exclusively by the Retail Gazette reveals that Aldi has made no plans to scrap the controversial “self-tipping” measures exposed earlier this week by the BBC. Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl were criticised by both union representatives and workers fo...


Morrisons and Just Eat announce new partnership

Friday 17 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Morrisons is set to become the first grocer in the UK to set up a takeaway food service inside its stores after partnering with food delivery firm Just Eat. The retailer plans to open a Bombay Bites Express concession at its Victoria Shopping Centre store in Bradford this week...


Morrisons "inundated" with entries as search for local producers kicks off

Thursday 16 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Over 500 independent food producers have signed up to Morrisons’ search for local and British food two weeks after it opened. A number of these would-be suppliers showcased their products to Morrisons’ buyers, customers and store colleagues at the first selection event in York...