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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...