The discounters are likely to face increased costs: Rick Pendrous

Discounters' costs will increase as they grow

By Rick Pendrous

News that supermarket chain Sainsbury had entered into a £25M joint venture (jv) with Dansk Supermarked to establish 15 Netto stores across the UK was further evidence that the major multiples recognised they needed to do more to address the inexorable...

Discounters such as Aldi look set to capture 11% of the grocery market by 2019, says IGD

Discount retailers to get stronger, says IGD

By Rod Addy

Discounters such as Aldi and Lidl are set to double their sales in the next five years, accounting for £1 in every £9 spent by 2019, according to grocery think tank IGD.

Netto is to return to the UK later this year, after agreeing a joint venture with Sainsbury

Sainsbury and Netto join forces to take on discounters

By Nicholas Robinson

Early discounter Netto will be returning to Britain next year in a £25M joint venture with Sainsbury, to take on Aldi and Lidl, whose cut price offers have revolutionised the UK grocery market.

A supermarket price war, which could follow Morrisons' recent price pledge, could damage supermarkets more than their suppliers, said Black

Supermarkets were ‘totally and utterly’ complacent

By Michael Stones

Britain’s big four supermarkets have been “totally and utterly complacent”, in failing to keep pace with key developments in retailing and are now paying the price, warns a leading City analyst.

Tesco is now 'more in doing mode', said Shore Capital

Tesco recovers from horsemeat ‘body blow’: City

By Mike Stones

Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has recovered from “the body blow” inflicted by the horsemeat crisis, while all the big four UK supermarkets were struggling to maintain their presence in “anaemic markets”, said city analyst Shore Capital.

Christine Tacon pledged to target kickbacks

Groceries Code Adjudicator to tackle illegal ‘kickbacks’

By Andrew Williams

The new Groceries Code Adjudicator, tasked with policing the multiple retailers, has pledged to clean up illegal “kickback” practices, whereby suppliers are forced to use third-party suppliers favoured by the supermarkets, rather than choosing their own.

Morrisons had 'upped its game' in a competitive market, said Shore Capital

Morrisons ‘ups its game’: City analysts

By John Woods

Morrisons appears to be upping its game after its “very disappointing” third quarter, according to Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.

Retailers have been criticised for the lack of clarity in promotions

Asda attacks its rivals' price promotions

By Rick Pendrous

Supermarket promotions look set to be an increasingly contentious subject over the autumn and in the run-up to the busy Christmas grocery trading period.

Running scared: Digby Jones warned that those suffering abuses of power may be too afraid to speak out

Witness protection needed for grocery code

By Rod Addy

Suppliers reporting abuses of power under the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) might need “a witness protection programme”, according to business guru Digby Jones.

Former Steve's Cakes md Steve Gamble now heads-up Gamble Foods

Steve's new venture no Gamble

By Anne Bruce

Stephen Gamble, the md of the defunct supermarket supplier Steve's Cakes has re-emerged at the helm of the new company Gamble Foods.


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