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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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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...

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Morrisons kicks off 2017 price war with reductions across 800 items

Tuesday 03 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Morrisons has wasted no time since 2017 began by kicking off the latest phase of the supermarket price war with 800 items having their prices slashed. Morrisons is the first of the Big 4 to cut prices, with other retailers expected to follow, in an attempt to attract customers...

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Asda slashes vegetable prices by up to 57%

Monday 19 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Asda has commenced a discounting scheme across a range of its vegetables for the lead-up to Christmas. Starting today, the Big 4 retailer will slash the price of its popular vegetables by up to 57 per cent, charging just 20p for 360g of broccoli, 500g of sprouts and parsnips a...

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Lidl to create 5000 new jobs and British HQ

Monday 19 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl has unveiled the latest phase in its UK growth with the creation of 5000 jobs in London and a new £170 million UK headquarters. The budget grocery chain said the new jobs were part of plans to open almost 250 new stores across London as part of its three-year £1.5 billion...

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Icy trademark dispute between Iceland Foods & Iceland worsens

Monday 05 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The relationship between Iceland the grocer and the country of the same name remains as icy as ever as the trademark dispute between the two worsens. The supermarket chain said the Icelandic government was “not willing to hold any serious discussion" to reach an agreement, jus...

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Lidl's 13th UK warehouse coming soon to Doncaster

Friday 02 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Lidl has unveiled plans to open a new distribution centre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, making it the supermarket chain’s 13th UK warehouse. The announcement of the new £70 million warehouse marks follows the opening of Lidl’s regional distribution centre in Southampton earli...

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Grocers urge government to keep single market access after Brexit

Thursday 01 December 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Supermarket bosses have warned the government that a “hard” Brexit would place food supplied in the UK at risk. Senior figures from major food retailers Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer have joined farmers’ unions and food suppliers in an open letter published in The...

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SFO clears former Tesco CEO Philip Clarke over 2014 accounting scandal

Tuesday 29 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Former Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke will not face charges from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over the 2014 accounting scandal, according to his lawyer. David Corker, who is representing Clarke, has said the SFO has informed his client that “following a thorough review ...

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Aldi confirms China expansion

Friday 25 November 2016 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Discount grocery retailer Aldi has confirmed plans to enter the Chinese market as soon as next year. The confirmation in local Chinese media comes as the German company, which has over 620 stores in the UK and Ireland, underwent years of studies to see if the expansion would b...