Kantar: Grocery inflation falls again, but sales struggle to match upbeat outlook

Despite the continued upbeat trends on grocery inflation, supermarket sales remain sluggish across the UK. According to new data released by Kantar Worldpanel, grocery inflation fell for the 16th consecutive month (12 weeks ending June 9). However, grocery sales only managed a 1.0 percentage point increase, the smallest in two years. Wet weather may have […]

Asda, Stewarts prep for Wimbledon by serving up millions of strawberries

With the summer solstice upon us and Wimbledon fast approaching, retailers have been preparing for shoppers to storm produce shelves looking for strawberries. Asda says it is fully prepared thanks to its partnership with Scotland grower Stewarts of Tayside, which is delivering to the retailer a robust 5.3 million pieces of the plump fruit this year. […]

Aldi launches plans for new signage, sustainability improvements in 100 stores in UK

Aldi is pouring some £90 million into 100 of its supermarkets in the UK to make them more consumer friendly. In addition to increasing the amount of space its shoppers will have to navigate aisles in stores, Aldi is upgrading them with “energy efficient technology” which includes new doors on refrigerators and adding natural refrigerants […]

M&S makes huge investment in healthy meals for needy in partnership with FareShare

Supermarkets across the UK have shown their generosity over the past two decades by supporting food distribution charities – especially in getting healthy produce and proteins onto the plates of the less fortunate. There are often many parts to that chain, including the vast network of those who contribute to distribution, delivery and meal preparation. […]

TDR Capital takes ownership control of Asda after Issa brother sells stake

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

Private equity firm TDR Capital LLP has taken control of supermarket chain Asda after Zuber Issa split with brother and co-owner Moshin Issa and sold off his stake in the company. TDR Capital now owns 67.5% of Asda, while Moshin has 22.5% and Walmart the other 10%. The deal is expected to be finalized in […]

Westfalia puts stamp on sustainability by engraving Tesco logo on avocados

Avocado fans will notice interesting changes when buying one of Britain’s most popular fruits. In a move to help the environment, Tesco will do away with the sticky labels that extra-large avocados have today in favor of eye-catching laser engravings. At the same time, it is trialing the replacement of the plastic tray packaging on […]