Food strengths are key to retailer survival

Top retailers should exploit food strengths

By Nicholas Robinson

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons must make more of what they do best with food and drink in their fight back against the discounters Aldi and Lidl, a leading analyst has claimed.

Supermarkets in trouble, says Waitrose boss

Manufacturing is ‘supermarket Armageddon saviour’

By Nicholas Robinson

Supermarkets with their own food manufacturing facilities have a better chance of price war survival, city analysts have claimed, after the boss of Waitrose warned Britain’s biggest retailers would be wiped out by continued price cutting.

Morrisons has grown its market share for the first time since 2011

Morrisons boasts largest sales growth of big four

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons boss David Potts has boosted the ailing retailer’s sales and market share for the first time since December 2011, after heading the business for just four months.   

Dalton Philips’ £1M cash bonus was ‘severely out of line’ with shareholders’ experience: ISS

Morrisons may face revolt over Dalton Philips’ bonus

By Michael Stones

Morrisons could face a shareholders’ revolt at its annual general meeting (agm) later this week over its decision to pay former ceo Dalton Philips a £1M bonus, after a share advisory group slammed the decision “as severely out of line”.

Shoppers at Tesco were more likely to vote Conservative than those frequenting other retailers

Election 2015

UKIP voters most likely to shop at Sainsbury’s stores

By Rod Addy

Tesco and Sainsbury shoppers are most likely to vote Conservative, Asda and Morrisons customers favour Labour and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has the highest support among Sainsbury’s shoppers.

Food industry people on the move

Food industry people on the move – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons, Iglo Group, Leatherhead Food Research and Assured Food Standards were all left searching for new bosses this month as the current incumbents announced their decisions to step away from their roles.

Dalton Philips received £2.1M. But did he earn it?

Ditched Morrisons’ boss gets £1M bonus

By Michael Stones

Former Morrisons’ ceo Dalton Philips – ditched by the retailer in January – has received a £1M bonus, taking his total pay for last year to £2.1M, according to the retailer’s Annual Report.


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