Startup Grocemania passes funding target, is expanding same-day service

Officials at London-based Grocemania, a same-day grocery delivery startup that serves Budgens, Nisa, Londis and Costcutter and a number of independent retailers, said it has raised more than £170,000 on the crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Looking to roll out its services nationwide, Grocemania said it surpassed its funding target of £100,000 at a valuation of £2.4 million. More […]

Court sides with Asda workers in equal pay dispute

Asda shows small decline in third-quarter results, but online business is strong

Shopworkers at Asda have won the latest stage in their fight for equal pay in a ruling that could lead to a £500 million (US$688 million) compensation claim and could have big repercussions for the supermarket sector. The supreme court has backed a 2016 employment tribunal decision that the supermarket’s retail staff, who are mostly […]

Retail roundup: Asda CEO Burnley stepping down after this year

Asda first supermarket to trial plant-derived coating on fresh produce

Asda CEO and President Roger Burnley said he is exiting the business next year once the supermarket makes its full transition to new owners the Issa brothers and TDR Capital and once they have a successor in place, the company said. Burnley, 54, who joined the company five years ago, has been the chief executive […]

Tesco trials unwashed potatoes to help cut down on food waste

It has been more than 50 years since major UK retailers have sold unwashed potatoes in their stores, but Tesco says it is giving it a go again to help cut down on food waste in the home. Tesco says by leaving the dirt on them, it can help potentially double their shelf life. According […]

Amazon Fresh opens first UK grocery store, offering private food brand

Amazon Fresh has launched its first convenience grocery store to offer Just Walk Out Shopping in the UK. The store in Ealing, London, is Amazon’s first physical shop and first grocery store outside of the US.  To shop at the Amazon Fresh store, customers simply use the Amazon app to enter and can put their […]