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Cheap is cheerful for budget shoppers

Some of the UK’s biggest grocers lost market share to cheaper rivals in the last three months as household incomes came under further pressure, industry figures yesterday revealed.

Supermarket price wars

Sainsbury’s has pledged to match thousands of prices at rivals Tesco and Asda, as the price war between the UK’s leading supermarkets intensifies.

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Supermarket petrol price war heats up

Supermarkets have stepped up a forecourt price war by cutting petrol prices for the second time in a week.

Tesco threatens to sue OFT after £10m price-fixing fine

TESCO has threatened to take legal action against the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after it was slapped with a £10 million fine for allegedly taking part in a dairy price-fixing scandal.

Fruit and vegetable retailers unite to join war on obesity

SHOPS have pledged to encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables to try to tackle Scotland's obesity crisis.

You are off your trolley if you think supermarkets rip us off

Every day, millions of ordinary people from Lerwick to Penzance hand over wedges of hard-earned cash to their local supermarket in return for trolley-loads of goods.

Asda fares worst in rush to discounters

Asda has been hardest hit among the big four supermarket retailers by shoppers cutting back and spending more in no-frills supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, new research suggests.

Tesco faces revolt over bosses' pay

Tesco is facing a fresh rebellion over "excessive" pay after a lobby group yesterday urged its members to vote against the retailer's remuneration plans.

Sainsbury's cautious for the full year despite sparkling Easter sales

SPARKLING Easter weather and the royal wedding gave a lift to quarterly sales at Sainsbury's, but the retailer revealed yesterday that consumer sentiment had only "bumped along the bottom" since the recession.

Tesco sees sales dip as sign of UK consumers tightening pursestrings

Tesco saw sales at its established UK stores drop for a second quarter in a row as hard-pressed consumers were forced to spend their money on increasingly expensive fuel.

Morrisons AGM backs deal

Supermarket operator Morrisons avoided a revolt over the pay package awarded to its finance director yesterday after the deal was voted through by shareholders.

Sainsbury's aims to 'double click'

Sainsbury's is looking to more than double its "click & collect" website service this year in a bid to boost its non-food sales.

Iceland sales figure rises so potential bidders will have to stump up more

POTENTIAL bidders for frozen food retailer Iceland may have to dig deeper after it emerged as one of the strongest performing chains in latest industry sales figures released yesterday.

Shopping centre giant drives shares in property

Property shares built up solid gains yesterday as one of the sector's biggest players posted forecast-beating annual results and said its key markets were in recovery mode.

Surging costs and supermarket rivalry hit dairy giant Robert Wiseman

DAIRY group Robert Wiseman, the UK's biggest fresh milk supplier, is continuing to suffer from the double whammy of soaring costs and fierce competition between supermarket chains.

Asda unveils overseas clothes chain expansion

Asda yesterday unveiled plans to open its first George stores overseas as it looks to turn the fashion label into a major global brand.

Sainsbury's profits hit £665m on 21 million transactions a week

SAINSBURY'S yesterday claimed that a record 21 million transactions are passing through its tills each week as it posted a 9 per cent increase in underlying profits to £665 million.

Tesco appoints Broadbent as chairman

TESCO brought months of speculation to an end yesterday by naming City veteran Sir Richard Broadbent as its next chairman.

Supermarkets cut fuel prices

Hard-pressed motorists have received some respite after two supermarket chains announced cuts in fuel prices.

Discounters raising share as shoppers spend carefully

DISCOUNT supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have achieved their highest-ever market shares after capturing more of shoppers' weekly spending, according to figures released yesterday.

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