Wm Morrison H1 Profit Down, Revenues Rise; Backs FY21 Outlook – Quick Facts

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc (MRW.L), which is recommending a takeover offer by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLP or CD&R, reported Thursday that its first-half profit before tax fell 43.4 percent to 82 million pounds from last year’s 145 million pounds. Adjusted profit before tax was 105 million pounds, compared to last year’s 167 million pounds.… Continue reading Wm Morrison H1 Profit Down, Revenues Rise; Backs FY21 Outlook – Quick Facts

Record UK grocery sales after Covid lockdowns fuel early festive revelry

November was the biggest month ever for UK grocery sales with shoppers spending almost £11bn as the return of lockdown in England drove supermarket purchases of food and alcohol. Sales of turkey and alcohol were up by just over a third and festive light sales soared 238% in November, according to analysts at Kantar, as… Continue reading Record UK grocery sales after Covid lockdowns fuel early festive revelry

Waitrose to close four more supermarkets, putting 124 jobs at risk

Waitrose is to close another four of its 335 supermarkets as the staff-owned group prepares for an overhaul under new management. Stores in Caldicot, Ipswich Corn Exchange and Shrewsbury will close, putting 124 jobs at risk. Another 140 roles in Wolverhampton will transfer to Tesco, which is taking over the site. Waitrose enlists Deliveroo to… Continue reading Waitrose to close four more supermarkets, putting 124 jobs at risk

Iceland creates 3,000 new jobs to cope with online grocery demand

Supermarket Iceland has created 3,000 new jobs to cope with the huge extra demand for online groceries since the lockdown in March, the company said. Online orders surged by more than 300% since April as shoppers rushed to book delivery slots and as all non-essential retailers were forced to shut their doors. The new jobs… Continue reading Iceland creates 3,000 new jobs to cope with online grocery demand

Government helps supermarkets target deliveries to vulnerable shoppers

Supermarkets are being given access to a government database to help prioritise food deliveries for elderly and vulnerable shoppers who have been ordered to stay at home under the government’s coronavirus crackdown. With all the major grocers’ online delivery slots booked up weeks in advance, getting food to those self-isolating was top priority in a… Continue reading Government helps supermarkets target deliveries to vulnerable shoppers

UK supermarket restrictions: what you need to know

Tesco Limits to shopping hours All stores closing at 10pm for restocking. Some larger stores with pharmacies will stay open later. Temporary closure of all fresh food counters except bakeries. Purchase restrictions Maximum of three of each item. Multi-buy promotions axed. Vulnerable customers Priority hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9am-10am (apart from… Continue reading UK supermarket restrictions: what you need to know

Morrisons slash price of lunchtime meal deal by 50p to just £3

If you're a fan of Morrisons' lunchtime meal deal, then there's good news. The supermarket has slashed the price of its purse-friendly offer by 50p to only £3. It would normally cost shoppers £3.50 to snap up the deal, which gets you a main, a snack and a drink. Iceland launch Slimming World Sweet Potato… Continue reading Morrisons slash price of lunchtime meal deal by 50p to just £3

Shoppers poke fun at Tesco after embarrassing fruit juice blunder

Tesco has been pulled up for yet another supermarket blunder after a customer spotted a rival's product on one of its shelves. The grocer – Britain's biggest – has been caught out after a shopper spotted a rogue bottle of fruit juice from Sainsbury's hidden in its beverages aisle. The error was first spotted by… Continue reading Shoppers poke fun at Tesco after embarrassing fruit juice blunder

Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage

Lidl is giving its UK staff a pay rise worth £10m with a higher hourly rate likely to propel it to the top of the supermarket pay league table. The retailer said 19,000 employees would get a pay rise in March when its hourly rate would move from £9 to £9.30 outside London and from… Continue reading Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage

Britain’s biggest pound shop opens – and its prices start at just 29p

A discount store described as "Britain's biggest pound shop" has opened its doors to the public selling items selling for as little as 29p. The One Below store in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is the latest and largest of the chain's branches, covering 12,000sq ft and stocking more than 8,000 items. Shoppers waited patiently for the… Continue reading Britain’s biggest pound shop opens – and its prices start at just 29p

Iceland scraps plastic carrier bags entirely from one of its stores in new trial

Iceland has removed plastic bags altogether from one of its stores in its latest move in the fight against pollution. As well scrapping plastic in one store, it will make paper bags available to customers alongside plastic ones at 40 more stores. The new paper bags can hold up to 16kg of shopping, and are… Continue reading Iceland scraps plastic carrier bags entirely from one of its stores in new trial

Morrisons announce meal deal shake up with new items set to divide opinion

In a bid to shake up your lunchtime, Morrisons is launching a new sandwich option. But the sarnie in question will no doubt divide opinion… As part of the supermarket's expansion of its Food to Go offering, the chain has unveiled a new Bratwurst & Sauerkraut sandwich. Yeah, we're not completely convinced either. The limited… Continue reading Morrisons announce meal deal shake up with new items set to divide opinion

Sainsbury’s worker spills beans on what staff really want to say to customers

Sainsbury's is one of Britain's largest grocers – welcoming millions of customers through its doors every year. It employs thousands of staff – dashing from shelf to shelf, responding to queries and trying to keep aisles as replenished as possible. But have you ever wondered what's really going on behind the glazed eyes of workers… Continue reading Sainsbury’s worker spills beans on what staff really want to say to customers