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Grocery price inflation has reached 5.2 per cent over the latest four weeks, as households brace for a cost of living crunch this spring. The rate of price hikes has hit the highest level since April 2012, according to Kantar’s index published on Tuesday morning. Shoppers are turning to discount retailers and own brand products [...]
Supermarket chain Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store in London. The Aldi Shop&Go concept store in Greenwich opened at 7am this morning for public testing, having been tested by Aldi colleagues in recent months. The new trial store, which is situated on Greenwich High Street, allows customers to complete their shop without scanning a single product, or having [...]
Aldi is set to bolster its UK-based suppliers next year, becoming the latest in a number of businesses trying to bring their supply chains closer to home. In recruiting more than 100 more suppliers in 2022, the move forms part of the supermarket chain’s bid commitment to increase its spend with suppliers on British soil [...]
Marks and Spencer has launched legal action against discount supermarket rival Aldi, over what it alleges is a copycat gin. Aldi’s ‘The Infusionist’ gold-flake gin liqueur range has been accused of copying M&S’ Light-Up Gin, in papers filed at the High Court earlier this month. M&S registered three varieties of its designs earlier this year, [...]
Putting doors on fridges in the top five supermarkets in the UK could cut the nation’s total electricity usage by 1 per cent, according to reports. The Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO, said supermarkets could save up to a third on their own electricity bills too, according to the BBC which first reported the [...]
Cut price supermarket Aldi is recruiting for more than 1,500 Christmas jobs this year. The retailer said it would keep all stores shut on Boxing Day to thank colleagues for their work during the pandemic – maintaining a decades-long tradition. Available roles will include those working on checkouts, replenishing stock and fulfilling orders made through [...]
Aldi is trialling its first checkout-free store to allow customers to shop at the supermarket and exit without the need to pay at a till. The discount supermarket chain said the store is in London but declined to give further details of the location of the trial site. It said shoppers will scan a smartphone [...]
Supermarkets are urging customers to continue wearing masks even after 19 July, when they will no longer be a legal requirement in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from Monday 19 July, dubbed ‘Freedom Day’, almost all pandemic restrictions will be lifted including the legal requirement to wear masks. Instead the public will [...]
Sainsbury's plans £50m in price cuts as supermarket wars with Aldi and Lidl step up
The growth of e-commerce sales in the grocery market has plateaued, giving the likes of Aldi an opportunity to grow its market share after not making use of online sales in the past year. The percentage of e-commerce sales in the grocery market remained flat at 13.4 per cent in the four weeks to 13 [...]
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