Aldi and Lidl have more than five times the number of planning applications lined up in comparison to the 'big four', according to reports. It is the sixth biggest corporate loss in British history and the largest ever in British retailing, just the latest in a lengthening list of disasters. Tesco posts record loss: Sainsbury's to convert supermarkets into non-food space The Telegraph, 15th April J Sainsbury is planning to convert shop space equivalent to almost 40 supermarkets from selling food into non-food as it tries to fight back against a fall in grocery sale s Tesco begins land sell-off to raise cash The Telegraph, 29th March Tesco has begun selling off land once earmarked for new supermarkets, which could raise hundreds of millions of pounds for the embattled grocer and provide sites for thousands of new homes Tesco to reduce number of charges imposed on suppliers The Guardian, 30th March Tesco is radically restructuring the way it works with suppliers, cutting the number of ways in which it charges them from 24 to just three.
Sainsbury's could open 1, new mini stores after takings surge The Mirror, 26th March Sainsbury's has the potential to double the number of mini stores to more than 1,, its boss declared Tesco regains ownership of 21 UK superstores Reuters. Britain's biggest retailer Tesco said on Friday it has regained sole ownership of 21 superstores in a deal with British Land that forms part of a plan to strengthen its core UK business Tesco plans manag ement cull to restore fortunes The Guardian, 15th February Tesco is preparing to shed up to 9, jobs in a turnaround plan that would remove a layer of management in larger supermarkets in addition to slimming its head office and closing outlets After years of expansion, Tesco has announced plans to close shops across the UK.
How do people's day-to-day lives change when their local grocery store shuts its doors? Will Tesco suppliers blow the whistle in Groceries Code Adjudicator probe? But will they dare become whistleblowers? A survey suggests very few will. Tesco under investigation by new regulator over dealings with suppliers The Guardian, 5th February Where does that leave places such as Kirkby, Bridgwater and Wolverhampton, where regeneration schemes linked to the supermarket chain now lie in ruins?
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Government fails to back pubs under threat from supermarket takeovers The Mirror, 26th January Plans to protect the great British boozer from supermarkets and other developers have been blocked by Coalition MPs Fine supermarkets if they have unfairly squeezed milk suppliers, say MPs The Guardian, 20th January Environment and rural affairs committee says big retailers should be punished if they are found to have misused market muscle Tesco juggernaut is still in the slow lane The Independent, 20th January The Tesco turnaround story is gathering momentum.
Tesco to close down 13 shops in Hungary The Economic times, 12th January Tesco will close 13 shops in Hungary in order to remain profitable for the long term, it said in a statement on Monday Tesco chief unveils dramatic shakeup at troubled supermarket The Guardian, 8th January The beleaguered supermarket Tesco has said it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the UK - more than half of which will be local convenience shops, known as Tesco Express Business review of Prepare for revolution in the aisles as Tesco scraps supplier fees Mail on Sunday, 14th December But it looks like that blow to Tesco could now end up spreading to the supermarket sector as a whole How supermarket staff demand payments from suppliers for an 'easy' bonus as cost of secretive deals said to run to billions Mail on Sunday, 2nd November One-off payments demanded by supermarkets from suppliers could contribute billions more to profits than previously thought, sources have told the Mail on Sunday Tesco has begun exploring the possible sale of a stake in its banking arm as it speeds up plans to raise billions of pounds in much-needed additional capital Ten years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception.
In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to accept the charge sheet drawn up against our big chains. Supermarkets had closed down small shops, operated a feudal system with their suppliers, bullied their way into communities, encouraged consumption of rubbish food, generated unprecedented levels of food and packaging waste and clocked up environmentally ruinous food miles; this much was relatively uncontroversial.
The stumbling block came when I said that I successfully organised my own food shopping so that I rarely used them Sir Terry Leahy used to talk about building a retail empire on which the sun never set: Companies can rise faster now than ever before: But they can also fall faster. How localism toppled Tesco The Telegraph,10th October It was Return of the King on Wednesday night as Justin King, the former chief executive of J Sainsbury, returned to the retail circuit by talking at an event in Manchester Tesc o whistleblower's warnings were initially ignored - report.
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L were ignored, the Sunday Times reported, citing a senior source at the supermarket Tesco must change culture and reinvent brand, new boss tells employees The Guardian, 26th September Tesco scandal could spark a long overdue shake-up of the retailer-supplier relationship The Telegraph, 26th September The Tesco accounting scandal has thrown the spotlight on the murky world of retailer and supplier relationships, and it is not flattering P ubs closing at rate of 31 a week.
End of the road for supermarket megastores? For almost three decades it looked as if supermarket expansion plans had no end. Megastores and out of town retail spaces were blistering on to the landscape across the country as the big five supermarkets competed to lure customers for their 'big weekly shop ' Nervous supermarkets left with miles of aisles they don't want The Observer, 27th July It's the start of the great summer getaway and the traffic is heavy as families pile into their cars and head for British beaches that for once are as hot as their Mediterranean rivals English councils propose 'Tesco tax' BBC.
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets.
Tesco to build 4, homes on supermarket land The Independent, 19th July Thousands of new homes are set to be built on land once destined for supermarkets after Tesco dramatically scaled back its plans to expand in the UK Tesco teams up with car hire firm Avis The Guardian, 16th July Tesco is to try allowing car hire and brokerage firms to use spare space around its stores in the supermarket's latest efforts to cope with shoppers' changing habits.
Tesco and Morrison's see further falls in market share as discounters turn the screw, though Sainsbury's and Asda improve. Tesco hoarding land that could build 15, homes The Guardian, 26th June Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, is hoarding land and buildings covering an area big enough to build 15, homes, a Guardian analysis has revealed Tesco targeted by campaigners over 'poverty wages' ITV. COM, 24th June Anti-poverty campaigners have been targeting Tesco shops in an attempt to pressure the company into paying staff the Living Wage Morrisons breaches groceries code over supplier payments www.
A multi-channel initiative for suppliers introduced by supermarket chain Morrisons has breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, according to the government body the Groceries Code Adjudicator GCA Tesco could reclaim lead by cutting its margin The Telegraph, 31st May Philip Clarke is under pressure to act.
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The joint venture will combine Tesco's outlets in the country with CRE's almost 3, stores, called Vanguard Undercut by Aldi and Lidl and outdone by Waitrose, Tesco's fall in profits shows how it has struggled to adapt to modern Britain Asda to build 40 major superstores over next five years Construction Enquirer. Supermarket giant Asda is planning an ambitious five-year store building programme to increase its regional spread in the south.
Roy Butler is on the front line of the latest retail battle in Northern Ireland Under-pressure Morrisons said to be planning property sales. Tesco's plans for expansion into India have been approved by the country's government. Tesco supermarket's Indian investment plan gets green light in India The Guardian, 30th December What's gone wrong with Tesco. Retrieved 19 February Retrieved 19 October How a supermarket nearby can boost value".
Walmart through subsidiary Corinth Services Ltd . Booker Group plc . Identities shared by about 20 retail co-operatives, including: Small supermarket chain based in South Yorkshire with branches across the Midlands and North of England.
Primarily frozen foods; operates stores throughout the Midlands and the North in Cooltrader were rebranded as Heron foods, five years after being sold to that company. First store opened at Oswestry , Shropshire in No frills supermarket; First stores opened in Chatteris , Cambridgeshire and Immingham , Lincolnshire. Publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange. Online only, product supply partnership with Waitrose; outsourced branded delivery partnership with Morrisons. Waitrose has a variety of store styles, including: Chain of small supermarkets with the catchphrase The Store with More.
Discontinued, rebranded as Woolworths. Bought by Budgens . Dissolved following Safeway takeover by Morrisons. The business opened in the former Deveres Kensington engineering building in Barnstaple, Devon expanding with an extension in The business was purchased by Tesco in but continued to be run as Brian Fords until permission was gained to build a Tesco Extra.
Small Nottinghamshire based supermarket chain purchased by Fine Fare and re-branded. Chain of freezer stores located in England and Scotland; owned by United Biscuits since ; a management buyout happened in  . Cater Brothers were a South East-based chain. In they were bought out by Debenhams after the death of the chairman Leslie Cater in the same plane crash that killed F J Wallis. In Debenhams sold the chain to Allied Suppliers who re-branded the stores under their Presto brand.
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Supermarket based in Yorkshire that was purchased by Frank Dee in the s and incorporated into the chain. Opened in Wrexham, founded by Iceland founder Malcolm Walker. Scotland based supermarket and grocers chain bought by Fine Fare and re-branded as Coopers Fine Fare. Chain of freezer shops owned by Argyll Supplies; stores were re-branded under the Lo-cost or Presto name. ABF owned Northern Ireland group. Chain of supermarkets based in North East of England; parent company Linfood Holdings purchased the smaller Gateway chain and re-branded stores as Gateway and the parent company as Dee Corporation.
East Anglian based supermarket group with 80 stores owned by Vestey Group ; sold in and converted to Fine Fare stores.
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Doncaster based chain of supermarkets bought by Frank Dee in s and converted into that chain . Coast went into administration earlier this month. Asian-inspired High Street fashion brand East collapsed at the start of the year and New Look is undergoing a restructuring involving closing 60 stores.
Department stores House of Fraser and Debenhams have also run into difficulty. Sainsbury's to open Oasis clothes outlets in supermarkets 25 October Image copyright oasis Sainsbury's is opening Oasis clothes outlets in its supermarkets, the latest move to diversify the way its store space is used. Sainsbury's said it hoped the move would make it a "fashion destination". More on this story. Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation.