18 February 2021

Asda sales up 6.9% over Christmas in last Walmart era results

Asda saw sales increase by 5.1% in Q4 and 6.9% in the eight weeks until 24 December, the supermarket announced today, in what looks set to […]
18 February 2021

Iceland sacks director after tweets insulting the Welsh

Iceland has sacked its director of corporate affairs and apologised for insulting the Welsh after he tweeted “the UK’s Celtic fringe loathe all visitors”. Keith Hann’s […]
18 February 2021

John Lewis expands roll out of rapid coronavirus testing for employees

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has expanded the roll out of rapid coronavirus testing for staff to 24 further sites. The upmarket retailer has introduced testing […]
18 February 2021

Sainsbury’s raised some of its prices to ‘match’ Aldi

Sainsbury’s raised the price of some products in its campaign to ‘match’ Aldi for value, The Grocer can reveal. Sainsbury’s ‘Aldi Price Match’ campaign saw it […]
18 February 2021

Unilever builds new ‘Grocery Now’ team to capture rapid delivery demand

Unilever is building a “newly formed Grocery Now” team in the UK, to capitalise on growing demand for rapidly delivered groceries. The Grocery Now initiative “comes […]
18 February 2021

Mash Direct sees Irish listings boom amid Brexit border chaos

Mash Direct has benefited from the Brexit-linked disruption to UK retailer supply chains in the EU by securing its first-ever M&S listings in Ireland. Eight of […]
18 February 2021

Cheese suppliers warn of EU export ‘Russian roulette’

Neal’s Yard Dairy has warned sending mixed loads of goods to the EU is like “playing Russian roulette”, with incorrect paperwork delaying lorries for up to […]
18 February 2021

Cheeky Panda cleans up with £2m fundraising

Eco toilet paper supplier The Cheeky Panda is raising £2m on Seedrs secondary market to help meet investor demand after a year of rapid growth. Founders […]
18 February 2021

Convenience retailers renew interest in packaging-free fixtures

Convenience retailers are showing renewed interest in packaging-free refill stations after the coronavirus crisis stalled the rollout of such fixtures. Gary Kemp co-founded Zero Waste Refill […]
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