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Lidl wins title for fastest growing retailer, says Kantar

German discount supermarket group Lidl is the UK’s fastest growing retailer, according to the latest industry data.

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Chief executive David Potts said: "A new Morrisons is beginning to take shape."

A new Morrisons is taking shape, says chief

​Morrisons has ​beaten expectations with a 40 per cent leap in half year profits and its seventh ​consecutive quarter of rising sales.
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Yorkshire Tea is now the nation's number two brand

How Yorkshire Tea grew from a local brand to be the nation’s cup of tea

It’s enough to make the Tetley tea folk pack up their flat caps and hit the hard stuff. They have been overtaken as Britain’s number two tea by a Yorkshire original.

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David Behrens: Why Aldi and Lidl are winning the battle of hearts and minds

David Behrens: Why Aldi and Lidl are winning the battle of hearts and minds

I would like to have been a fly on the wall in the Waitrose boardroom earlier this week as the supermarket top ten dropped onto their desks.

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Lidl has increased its market share

‘Lidl becomes UK’s seventh largest supermarket’

Lidl has become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket, according to new data.

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Longer-lasting 10p bags will be offered instead

The end of the 5p bag? Tesco to stop selling single-use carriers

Tesco is to stop selling single-use plastic bags in its stores, replacing them with "bags for life" to be offered at double the price.

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Asda at Handsworth

UPDATED: Asda vows to fight back after torrid 2016

SUPERMARKET giant Asda has vowed to fight back by focusing on the basics after its sales and profits collapsed in 2016.

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File photo of a Safeway supermarket sign. Supermarket giant Morrisons is relaunching the Safeway brand after striking a deal with McColl's to supply the convenience store chain with groceries. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 1, 2017. The partnership will see the supermarket supply both Morrisons and Safeway own-brand products to 1,300 convenience shops and 350 newsagents starting from January next year. Photo:  Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand after striking supply deal with McColl’s

Supermarket giant Morrisons is relaunching the Safeway brand after striking a deal with McColl’s to supply the convenience store chain with groceries.

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Fraser McKevitt of Kantar Worldpanel

‘The Best’ range provides boost for Morrisons

BRADFORD-based supermarket chain Morrisons’ has delivered a rise in year on year sales, after its performance was boosted by the success of its ‘The Best’ range, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Every little helps...tesco lvied up to its reputation when it came to a charity shop saga.

YP Letters: Why it’s not so easy to donate to a good cause

From: Fiona Lemmon, Clifton Byres, Clifton, Maltby, Rotherham.

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File photo of a person carrying a Marks and Spencer carrier bag near Marble Arch, London, as the retail giant reported an improvement in its under-pressure clothing arm as the timing of Easter helped narrow sales falls. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday July 11, 2017  Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Late Easter helps M&S boost clothing arm

Retail giant Marks & Spencer reported an improvement in its under-pressure clothing arm as the timing of Easter helped narrow sales falls.

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Head of Flowers Tim Woodhouse Photo: Jon Super/PA Wire

Meet the man who provides Morrisons with flower power

MEET Tim Woodhouse, the man who loves to put flowers through a regime that would, apparently, make the SAS break into a sweat.

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Dave Lewis of Tesco

Tesco urges watchdog to speed up probe

Tesco and Booker have asked the competition watchdog to ‘fast-track’ its investigation into their £3.7bn merger, confirming that the deal is expected to face an in-depth probe.

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Morrisons' chief executive David Potts  Photo: Morrisons/PA Wire

Morrisons achieves strongest sales performance of ‘big four’ grocers

BRADFORD-based Morrisons has achieved the strongest sales performance of the big four grocers, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Karl Mason with his wife Catherine with Yorkshire's first Gin, at the New Ellington, York Place, Leeds...12th June 2013.Picture by Simon Hulme

Morrisons puts more Yorkshire food on customers’ plates

BRADFORD-based Morrisons has today announced the first Yorkshire suppliers to be listed in its stores as part of a programme that aims to put more home-grown food and drink on customers’ plates.

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Tesco has reported 'solid' quarterly figures

UPDATED: Tesco gets its ‘customer mojo’ back

TESCO has reported its strongest UK quarterly sales performance in seven years, in the face of rising inflation.

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Steve Parkin of Clipper Logistics Group

Clipper announces acquisition of Repairtech

LEEDS-based Clipper Logistics, the firm that distributes goods for retailers such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Asda and Morrisons, has secured an acquisition to help it grow.

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Tesco has published a trading update

Tesco reports rising first quarter sales

Tesco has reported rising first quarter sales as the supermarket said it was reaping the rewards of offering customers lower prices in the face of rising inflation.

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David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons

Morrisons investors rebel over executive pay

Shareholders at supermarket giant Morrisons rebelled over boardroom pay today with almost half of investors voting against its remuneration report.

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Andy Higginson.  Picture Tony Johnson

N Brown announces departure of chairman Andrew Higginson

Andrew Higginson is to step down as chairman of plus-size retailer N Brown after almost five years in the role in order to “pursue opportunities in private equity”.

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