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Tesco fined £129m over 2014 accounting scandal

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The Serious Fraud Office has handed Tesco a £129 million fine over the 2014 accounting scandal, but has allowed the company to avoid prosecution. The supermarket giant’s subsidiary – Tesco Stores – finalised a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) after a two-year investigation...


Tesco-Booker merger thrown in doubt after shareholders' protest

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tesco’s merger with food wholesaler Booker has hit a major snag after its third and fourth-largest shareholders criticised the proposed £3.7 billion deal. Schroders and Artisan Partners have separately written to Tesco chairman John Allan, pressuring him to can the merger. The...


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...


Supermarkets could soon have online "Buy British" buttons post-Brexit

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Online grocery shopping could soon see consumers use a “Buy British” button to help filter out non-UK produce as part of post-Brexit policy proposals. The plans – revealed in Houses of Parliament yesterday – means grocery retailers would update their websites so consumers can ...


Retail Gazette Loves: Morrisons’ superhero collectibles

Friday 10 March 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Morrisons has launched a set of collectable superhero characters based on real-life supermarket jobs. Each of the four characters have their own unique superpower, celebrating their role within the country’s fourth largest supermarket. The collection, which launched earlier th...


Tesco to backpay staff almost £10m after payroll glitch

Thursday 09 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tesco plans pay almost £10 million to current and former staff after payroll errors meant they were paid below the national minimum wage. A combined total of £9.7 million will be reimbursed to 140,000 of the 320,000 people Tesco employs. This means the majority of workers will...


Sainsbury's waste reduction scheme to be rolled out nationally

Wednesday 08 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Sainsbury’s has confirmed it would expand its household waste reduction programme after a trial at its Derbyshire store. The “Waste Less, Save More” scheme that started last year has ambitions to cull UK food waste – where official statistics show the average family throws awa...


Tesco extends click-and-collect service with new, earlier slots

Tuesday 07 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Tesco has confirmed it will expand its same-day click-and-collect spots to allow customers to pick up ordered items at an earlier time. The Big 4 grocer’s existing offer allows customers to shop online by 1pm for collection after 4pm, and the expansion will see customers being...


Aldi opens 700th store

Wednesday 01 March 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Aldi has just opened its 700th store in the UK, just weeks after it officially became the country's fifth-largest grocer. The German discount supermarket chain also confirmed have 1000 UK stores by 2022. The 700th store opened in Whitstable, Kent, and is one of the 70 stores t...