27 May 2010
| by Ben Bold
LONDON - Britain's second biggest supermarket, Asda, has agreed a £778m deal to buy the 193 UK stores of Danish budget retailer Netto.
28 Apr 2010
| by Staff
LONDON - Asda has decided to consult influential online community Mumsnet on whether it should sell an item of children's clothing following a row over Primark's padded bikini top for seven-year-olds.
LONDON - M&S and Waitrose share similar customers, so why the divergence in strategies?
Gwyn Burr, customer director at Sainsbury's, can take a large measure of credit for the retailer's recent renaissance.
17 Mar 2010
| by Staff
LONDON - Supermarkets are defending themselves against accusations of cynical price manipulation and an Early Day Motion calling for legislation to force them to publish weekly price lists of all their stock.
LONDON - The pub and drinks sectors will have found little cheer in last week's Queen's Speech outlining the government's legislative programme.
LONDON - Tesco has spent the past 20 years reinventing itself as an acceptable shopping choice for the middle classes after - by its own admission - losing its way, fixating on its competition rather than its customers. But while even affluent consumers accepted its reassuring slogan 'Every little helps',...
LONDON - Tesco is to launch its first video-on-demand (VoD) service next year, enabling customers to download film and TV content to rent or own.
LONDON - Ocado has launched a value range called Everyday in a bid to compete with Tesco's Discount brands.
02 Dec 2008
| by Ed Kemp
LONDON - The UK's biggest supermarket is showing signs that its grip may be loosening.