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Bosses at Sainsbury’s have said they are “not rip-off retailer” or “profiteers” as they defended the profit made by the retailer amid scrutiny related to food inflation over the past year. The company also defended increased pay packages for its senior executives at its annual general meeting in London, despite the continued cost-of-living crisis. It [...]
The value retailer praised its fruit and veg range for the year on year increase – with its market share for vegetable shopping reaching a high of 10.2 per cent.
The Co-op has revealed plans to invest more than £240m into its membership proposition in a move which will cut prices for customers. The group, which runs more than 2,400 food stores and 800 funeral homes around the UK, announced the five-year investment plan as it continues with its broader turnaround efforts. It said the [...]
Top supermarkets and retailers including Lidl, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s are set to shut their UK stores on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. Major retailers B&Q and Primark will also close shops for the bank holiday to mark the Queen’s state-funeral next Monday. Some supermarkets are also working on plans to cut some of [...]
Supermarket Sainsbury’s is in discussions to sell more than dozen stores to real investment trust LXi REIT for around £500m. The businesses confirmed talks about a sale and leaseback deal on Wednesday, after a report by Sky News earlier this week. LXi REIT hopes to fund the deal through a combination of new equity and [...]
Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are among a slew of household names to halt sales of disposable barbecues owing to warm weather concerns. There have been warnings about potential fires due to high temperatures this summer, as large swathes of the country have been categorised as drought status. Morrisons said in a statement on Friday: “In [...]
Sainsbury’s cashed in on Christmas shopping with retail sales up more than five per cent, as the supermarket giant expects its profit to be at the “upper end” of guidance. The major retailer now expects to be making close to £700m in pre-tax profit this March, despite the cost of living crisis weighing down consumer [...]
LXi REIT's proposed takeover of 18 Sainsbury's stores has collapsed after the group pulled out of a share issue.
Asda and Sainsbury’s broke anti-competition rules a combined total of 32 times between 2011 and 2019, the competition watchdog said this morning. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets broke the Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010, which was brought in to stop supermarkets imposing new restrictions that stop rivals [...]
Sainsbury’s saw a minority of shareholders revolt over staff pay at its AGM on Thursday morning, with nearly 17 per cent backing a resolution for the supermarket to gain Living Wage accreditation. Some 16.7 per cent shareholders supported a resolution that urged the supermarket to become a Living Wage accredited employer. The resolution required 75 [...]
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