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The top news stories of the week

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The top 5 most popular stories on retailgazette.co.uk #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 ...

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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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Tesco continues turnaround with 1.8% growth

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

The latest high -rofile Christmas trading update sees Tesco emerge as a front runner, solidifying results earlier this week that showed its market share had grown. In the six weeks to January 7 the grocer’s like-for-like sales inched up by 0.7 per cent, aiding a 1.8 per cent r...

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Tesco hires Unilever's Alessandra Bellini for chief customer officer role

Wednesday 11 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

Unilver executive Alessandra Bellini will soon move to Tesco, where has been hired to take on the role of chief customer officer. Bellini will officially start at Tesco on March 1, filling in the position after Robin Terrell’s sudden departure last October. She moved to Tesco ...

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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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Retail Gazette Loves: Tesco's Food Love Stories

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco has launched a brand-new campaign aiming to not only promote the quality of their food, but provide customers with some easy-to-follow recipes. “Food Love Stories” tells the story behind various customers' signature dishes - and it's been recieved well by customers and f...

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Tesco to axe 1000 jobs

Tuesday 10 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Tesco 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 Green and Chesterfield. Operations from the Welham Green warehouse will be moved ...

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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...