Articles about supermarkets

Sainsbury's sell TU clothing range online

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s have started selling their clothes online this weekend, as part of plans to transform their fashion sector into a £1 billion business.

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Sales of essentials growing at slowest rate in five years

Presently UK sales of traditionally fast-moving retail products such as cereals, toiletries and soft drinks are growing at the slowest pace for five years, as families are suffering from lower incomes, and are instead choosing to shop at budget chains such as Lidl and Poundland.

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HMV second in UK entertainment market

HMV are growing their share of CD, DVD and video games sales from 13.6 per cent to 14.7 per cent in the 12 weeks to July 6th, and in doing so have won shoppers from UK supermarkets such as Tesco.

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Sales of organic food to hit €100 million this year

Recent research in Ireland by Bird Bia has shown that the main reasons for going organic are health concerns, fad diets and special occasion.

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Justin King bids farewell to Sainsbury’s

After 10 years as chief executive, Justin King said goodbye to Sainsbury’s yesterday, and reassured customers and shareholders that the company was “in safe hands”.

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Only five more good years for Supermarkets?

Reports have shown that supermarkets will not be the main destination for grocery shopping much longer – with predictions that online shopping, convenience stores and discounters will overtake them within five years.

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Dalton Philips the boss of Morrisons yesterday spoke about discounters, and how they may come to make up 25 per cent of the UK grocery market – calling it a "brutal reality”.

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New lockers are in use at Newbury Park and Finchley Central tube station car parks – produced by electronics giant Amazon.

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Schwarz Group could be number one grocery retailer by 2018

Schwarz Group - the owner of Lidl - is on course to become the number one grocery retailer in western Europe.

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Walmart to spend $48m on food safety in China

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest food retailer, announced this week that it has plans to spend more on food safety in China - a 100 million yuan increase in the next two years.

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