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Saunders: If your main customer is Tesco, you are the subject to its fortunes

Tesco's bungle could bash suppliers

By Michael Stones

Tesco’s embarrassing £250M accounting discrepancy, admitted last month, will punish shareholders not suppliers but underlines the dangers of over reliance on any one retailer, said retail analyst Conlumino.

Sainsbury's results represented a watershed not just for the retailer but the whole grocery market, analysts said

Sainsbury results: the reaction

By Michael Stones

Sainsbury’s third consecutive quarter of falling like-for-like sales represents a watershed, not just for the beleaguered retailer but the whole fast-moving UK grocery sector, agreed most City and retail analysts. Here, we capture their verdict, at a...

The discounters are less likely to break the code, says Tacon

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Discounters less likely to breach the Groceries Code

By Nicholas Robinson

Discount retailers, such as Aldi and Lidl, are less likely to breach the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) than the big four, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon has claimed.

Food suppliers could learn powerful lessons from discounters such as Aldi

Food suppliers must learn from discounters

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink suppliers should use insights from the success of hard discounters Aldi, Lidl and Poundland to boost their own retail prospects, a category management specialist has claimed.

Lidl has seen its market share rise to a record 3.6%

Aldi and Lidl’s market share hits all-time high

By Laurence Gibbons

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl are continuing to win sales and have seen their market share hit new records, at the expense of Tesco and Morrisons, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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.

Cheesewright will start the role on February 1 2014

Wal-Mart appoints new president and ceo

By Laurence Gibbons

Wal-Mart has promoted David Cheesewright to the role of president and ceo of Wal-Mart International, the company’s second largest operating segment.

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