British retailers are widely regarded as some of the best in the
world, leading the way in areas such as own labels, loyalty cards
and retail services. But many of them are, it seems, failing to
perform to the best of their ability...
A new initiative has been launched this month in the UK to assess
the levels of product availability in a number of supermarket
chains. But unlike previous assessments, the latest survey will
focus on consumers' perception of...
Quarterly figures from both Marks & Spencer and Iceland
released this week show that high street retailers are coming under
increasing pressure from the leading players, not only because of
the latter's relentless move into...
Sainsbury's poor performance over the last year has led to renewed
speculation that the number three UK supermarket group could be a
target for takeover, with US buyout specialists Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts named this week as the...
Struggling British food retailer Sainsbury's has given itself a
£225 million shot in the arm with the sale of its US unit Shaw's to
the Albertsons chain. Despite good performances from Shaw's in
recent years - better,...
Britain's third and fourth largest grocers have shown contrasting
sales performances in recent weeks, and Morrisons' recent takeover
of Safeway means that Sainsbury is now under serious threat of
dropping further down the...
Retailers' distribution costs in the UK have risen slightly over
the last year, but stock levels have been reduced and supply chains
are becoming more efficient, according to the latest survey of
retail logistics published by...
Sainsbury's already tarnished reputation took another serious knock
this week when the company bowed to shareholder pressure and
decided not to appoint its preferred candidate to the post of
Nearly a year after it was first announced, the takeover of Safeway
is now in its final phase following yesterday’s £3 billion updated
offer for the chain by Morrisons. But what effect will the takeover
have on the British retail...
An Every Day Low Pricing (EDLP) strategy is more popular with
shoppers than one driven purely by promotions, according to a
recent survey in the UK. But a combination of the two is the best
means of keeping shoppers happy.
Morrisons, the Bradford-based supermarket group, must make a bid
for the Safeway chain within 21 days after the UK government
yesterday accepted definitive undertakings from rival chains not to
bid for the company.
Safeway, the British retail group, has reported first half sales
growth of 1.2 per cent, a good performance given the uncertainty
surrounding its future ownership. But a rapid conclusion of the
negotiations with Morrisons will be...