Supermarket workers in the UK have been classified as “key workers” in the coronavirus pandemic, meaning they must continue going to work to keep the country running. Staff were thrown into hostile situations when panic-buying reached its peak in March, though things have since calmed down. The UK has extended […]
The online grocery sector in the UK is being pushed to its limits. Despite increasing capacity by adding more drivers, vans, and pickers, some of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains and grocery delivery companies say they are unable to keep up with demand. “No matter how hard we work, we […]
British supermarkets raked in a record £10.8 billion($US13.25 billion) in March 2020, marking a panic-buying frenzy period as the most profitable for the UK grocery market. Latest figures from market data provider Kantar show UK supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate year-on-year in over a decade during the past […]
UK supermarkets are starting to ration food after British people become gripped by coronavirus panic buying. British shoppers are flooding supermarkets and emptying shelves as the virus spreads across the UK. The biggest supermarkets are starting to ration some products to two or three items per person. UK Prime Minister […]
Beyoncé’s fans are lashing out against a UK supermarket chain after it acknowledged jokes about her new Ivy Park x Adidas collection looking similar to its employees’ uniforms. Beyoncé unveiled the new collection in an interview with Elle in December. Almost instantly, the internet was flooded with memes comparing it […]
2 men in the UK were given prison sentences for hiding syringes and needles in several food at a supermarket, including a box of cereal, and a packet of garlic bread. Bradley Scott, 30, and Matthew Keam, 24, were convicted of hiding the items at a Sainsbury’s store in Aylesford, […]
A British supermarket is blaming bad weather for disappointing sales of summer products. Sainsbury’s suffered a 3.1% drop in sales of general merchandise and a 4.5% drop in clothing sales in the 16 weeks t0 June 29. “The weather was very unhelpful” and resulted in “pretty dire” sales of paddling […]
Two billion-dollar European mergers collapsed on Thursday after Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank’s talks fell through, and UK competition regulators rejected Sainsbury’s planned takeover of Walmart-owned Asda. The German banks held formal discussions for six weeks, but investors questioned the deal’s financing and rationale, and labour unions opposed the estimated 30,000 […]
A merger between Walmart-owned Asda and Sainsbury’s is under threat after a competition authority warned the deal could increase prices and reduce quality. The UK Competition and Markets Authority said it has “extensive concerns” about the deal, which would create a £13 billion ($US17 billion) grocery giant. “We have provisionally […]
Mike Coupe, CEO of the UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, was caught on tape singing “We’re in the money” before a live TV interview on Monday. Sainsbury’s has announced a merger with Walmart-owned UK supermarket chain Asda. Walmart will have a 42% stake in the combined companies. Coupe later apologised. Sainsbury’s […]
Sainsbury’s is planning to merge with Asda in the UK to create a £13 billion supermarket giant. Walmart has owned Asda since 1999 but the low-priced retailer has been struggling recently. Walmart will own 42% of the combined group, take a $US2 billion non-cash loss on the deal. The competition […]
Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser are the latest big retailers to report bad Christmas sales. Conditions on the High Street are “very difficult” as consumers cut spending to cope with inflation and retailers engage in discounting battle to win the pounds that are being spent. Supermarkets are the […]
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