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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 ...

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Your definitive guide to the Christmas updates

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Retailers have enjoyed a better-than-expected Christmas trading season as a flurry of updates this week and last week confirmed that shoppers were happy to spend money during the festive season. Figures from some of the UK's biggest retailers showed the sector enjoyed impressi...

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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...

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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 ...

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Discounters sieze market share from Big 4 over Christmas

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Three of the Big 4 grocers lost out on market share over the last Christmas period, as the discounters continue to challenge their dominance. New results from Kantar Wordpanel have revealed that Asda continued its decline with a 4.7 loss of market share in the 12 weeks to Dece...

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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...

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10 Biggest Retail News of 2016

Thursday 22 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens & Elias Jahshan

The world is a very different place after the rollercoaster ride that was 2016, the retail sector is certainly no different. Here are the top 10 stories that made waves in the retail sector this year — as picked by Retail Gazette's journalist Ben Stevens and editor Elias Jahsh...

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Click-and-collect deadlines cause Christmas confusion

Wednesday 21 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Confusion surrounding some cut-off dates for click-and-collect services ahead of Christmas has prompted retailers to clarify their positions. Earlier today, The Telegraph reported that the John Lewis Partnership was stopping the click and collect service offered in its John Le...

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Argos delivery strike spells chaos for Christmas deliveries

Wednesday 14 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Argos delivery drivers at its main distribution centre have voted to strike for three days from December 20. In a move that could cause Christmas chaos, the Argos drivers join Post Office workers in striking during a crucial delivery period, putting many Christmas orders at ri...

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Christmas “likely” to see record growth of premium ranges

Tuesday 13 December 2016 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sales of supermarkets' premium ranges in the UK have risen sharply, as shoppers spend 13 per cent more on top of the line ranges than last year. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal that in the 12 weeks to December 4, 12 per cent of shopping trips saw premium brands being...