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Morrisons launches campaign to recruit 200 new UK food suppliers

Friday 17 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Morrisons has started an initiative to recruit more than 200 new UK food suppliers within the next years to cut the reliance on foreign products. The news comes after a report commissioned by the Big 4 grocer found that only 52 per cent of what the UK eats comes from the count...


8 out of 9 top grocers show growth as Aldi overtakes Co-op

Tuesday 07 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

German discount grocer Aldi has lived up to predictions it would overtake Co-op to become the fifth largest supermarket in the UK. New results from Kantar Worldpanel indicate that Aldi’s sales grew by 12.4 per cent in the 12 weeks to January 29, boosting its market share to 6....


Aldi expected to overtake Co-op as 5th largest supermarket

Monday 06 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Aldi is set to overtake Co-op and become the UK’s fifth largest grocery store, meaning only the Big 4 grocers hold more market share. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel’s Grocery Market Share index are due this week, with strong Christmas sales at the German discounter leading...


Top Stories of the Week (plus a few editor's picks)

Friday 03 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The most popular stories on #1 HMV to close iconic Oxford Street flagship London’s Oxford Street will lose its iconic HVM flagship store, following a 96-year residence. Landlords of the building are reported to have commenced negotiations to surrender the l...


Amazon sales and profits surge, but misses Wall Street targets

Friday 03 February 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Amazon has reported lower-than-expected revenue and an unexpected dip in operating profit for its fourth quarter, prompting shares to fall by four per cent due to concerns about the costs of investments including new warehouses and video content. While net sales for the world’...


Retail Gazette Loves: Sir Ken Morrison

Thursday 02 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The retail industry is still reeling from the loss of an industry legend. Sir Ken Morrison was a man respected not only his inherent talent for business, but for his sharp wit and straight-talking manner. Lovely man always had time for a word - never forgot a face #KenMorrison...


Retail legend Sir Ken Morrison dies aged 85

Wednesday 01 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Retail pioneer Sir Ken Morrison, one of the UK’s most respected figures in the industry, has died at aged 85 following a battle with a short illness. Morrison’s family issued a statement this afternoon which read: "We are very sad to share the news that Sir Ken died today aged...


'Big shop' at Big 4 £15 more than discounters

Thursday 26 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Discount grocers Aldi and Lidl have dealt another blow to their Big 4 rivals as new results have shown a “big shop” could cost nearly £15 less in their stores. Fresh data from retail analysts Nielsen have found that the average cost of a shop for at least 20 items is £38.76 at...


MPs criticise supermarkets for deals encouraging food wastage

Thursday 19 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Many of the UK’s leading supermarkets have been criticised by MPs for continuing to promote deals which encourage food wastage. MPs from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee grilled executives from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Tesco on why many stil...


The top news stories of the week

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The top 5 most popular stories on #1 Tesco to axe 1000 jobs Ttesco has announced plans to axe 1000 jobs as the grocer embarks on a major overhaul of its distribution network. The UK’s largest supermarket will close two of its distribution centres in Welham ...