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The ‘big four’ supermarkets in the UK have seen a drop in spend in the run-up to Christmas, as discounters such as Aldi and Lidl continue the unprecedented assault on the traditional grocers.

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Retail News - ASA decides not to investigate Sainsbury's Christmas advert

Sainsbury's Christmas advert this year has stirred up some controversy – the piece by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO depicts the truce between the WW1 opposing trenches, and advertises a Sainsbury's chocolate bar which is being sold to raise money for the British legion.

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Retail News - Morrisons to remove misleading wine advert after ASA reprimand

UK supermarket Morrisons has found itself in trouble with the advertising watchdog, for releasing website and newspaper adverts that allegedly mislead customers regarding wine offers.

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Morrison’s chief executive, Dalton Philips, asked incoming chairman Andy Higginson for more time to turn the supermarket chain around.

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Retail News - Morrisons posts 6.3% Q3 sales decline

Morrisons has posted a significant decline in sales as the big four struggle to ward off competition from cheaper rivals.

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Retail News - Aldi's annual revenue soars to £5.27 billion

Aldi's pre-tax profit increased by 65 per cent to £260.89 in the 12 months to December 2013, it has emerged.

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Retail News - Sainsbury's reports 2.8% sales decline as price war gathers pace

Sainsbury's has reported a decline in sales for a third consecutive quarter as the ill effects of the supermarket price war begin to take hold.

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Retail News - Grocery prices drop for 16th consecutive month

High street prices have dropped for the 16th consecutive month, with the war between the UK's grocers keeping food inflation down.

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Retail News - 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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Retail News - 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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