Allan is chairman of Dixons and was a director at supermarket chain Fine Fare

Tesco’s new chairman has valuable background

By Rod Addy

Tesco’s new chairman John Allan’s background in retail, grocery and logistics will make him a great help to the retailer at this critical time, according to a leading industry analyst.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Expect to see seismic changes from retailers

By Rick Pendrous

Suppliers to the retail sector can expect seismic changes in their relationships with customers over the year ahead as the multiples attempt to fight back against the rise of the limited range discounters.

Morrisons' results were hit by falling food volumes and stagnant price inflation

Analysts' view

Morrisons’ Christmas results ‘disappointing’

By Rod Addy

Morrisons is the UK’s “most undernourished” supermarket, according to a leading analyst commenting on the retailer’s Christmas trading statement, in which it unveiled the departure of ceo Dalton Philips.

Aldi ran similar ads in March 2014, which the ASA banned

Tesco crushes Aldi ad wooing supermarket shoppers

By Rod Addy

Tesco has quashed an Aldi marketing campaign aimed at poaching supermarket shoppers after complaining about its ‘Swap and Save’ adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Tesco faces a second financial probe, this time by the Financial Reporting Council

Tesco finances face new probe

By Michael Stones

Troubled supermarket giant Tesco faces a fresh probe into its accounts by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

Grocery market returns to growth, says Kantar

Pre-Christmas sales show Aldi, Lidl stay strong

By Rod Addy

The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to the end of December 7, with continued success for Waitrose and discounters Aldi and Lidl, according to Kantar Worldpanel data.

More than four in 10 shoppers said they had bought, or planned to buy, pumpkins

Three in 10 to shop for scary treats in discounters

By Rod Addy

Supermarkets face a Halloween shock as three in 10 shoppers (29%) said they aimed to buy seasonally-themed products from high street discount retailers, according to the latest IGD research.

More convenience stores could help the big four fight off competition from the discounters

Big four should hit discounters with c-stores

By Laurence Gibbons

The big four retailers should launch more convenience stores on the doorstep of their rival discounters to fight the competition, according to a leading professor from Aston Business School.

Asda's market share rose to 17.3% in the 12 weeks ending October 12, said Kantar Worldpanel

Asda wins out as food market enters deflation

By Rod Addy

Asda headed the supermarket pack as the food market officially entered a period of deflation, although consumers were the real winners, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.


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