Retailers urged to drive greater British food self-sufficiency

Britain must become more self-sufficient in food production and build up a stronger local food sector in the face of global uncertainties, a report from food security experts today claims.

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Retail giant Next has announced a change in its senior management team PA Photo/Handout.

Next chairman to step down

John Barton is to step down from his role as chairman of retail giant Next.

Tesco  overcharged on multi-buy offers at two-thirds of stores visited.

Why you may be paying too much for your supermarket multi-buy 'deals'

Tesco is to check the prices of all items in every store after an investigation found customers were being short-changed on promotions.


Aldi has become UK’s fifth largest grocer, says Kantar

Aldi has become the UK’s fifth largest grocer, with sales up 12.4 per cent year on year, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

A panel of industry experts gather at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Leeds to discuss likely trends in retailing in 2017. From left, Dan Stott (Data & Analytics), Rob McWilliam (Innovation), Tom Woodham (Logistics) and Madeleine Thomson (Total REtail).
27th January 2017.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire has UK’s gloomiest consumers, says new survey

CONSUMER sentiment remained resilient in 2016, with shoppers in the south feeling more positive than those in the north, according to the latest survey from professional services firm PwC.

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Sir Ken Morrison was proud to be a farmer.

Sarah Todd: Sir Ken – the retail tycoon with deep roots in the land

HOW do you make a million at farming? The answer is, of course, start with two million and work hard. You’ll end up with a million left – if you’re lucky.


Video: Bargain hunters queue by the hundred at new Guiseley Aldi to see Brownlees

HUNDREDS of people queued in the dark outside a new Yorkshire supermarket this morning to try to get their hands on a £40 laptop and catch a glimpse of Olympic heroes Jonny and Alistair Brownlee.

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Sir Ken Morrison deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen.

YP Comment: Sir Ken Morrison and a priceless legacy

SIR Ken Morrison was not just a successful Bradford businessman who transformed his family’s two egg and butter market stalls from humble beginnings into the supermarket empire that proudly carries his name to this day – he deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest ever Yorkshiremen.


Supermarket giant Ken Morrison dies at 85

Sir Ken Morrison, who was instrumental in growing supermarket Morrisons into one of the UK’s largest retailers, has died aged 85 following a short illness.

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Sir Ken Morrison

If in doubt, have a cup of tea: Ken Morrison’s best five quotes

SIR KEN Morrison was a man never lost for words on his favourite subject: grocery. Here are five of his best...


Ken Morrison: Mogul who never lost his gift for thrift

With his sharp mind and strong work ethic, Sir Ken Morrison was a grocer to the core.

Sir Ken Morrison.

What Morrisons says about death of boss who made it a household name

Sir Ken Morrison’s old company called its former boss “inspirational”, following his death at 85.

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Tim Steiner

Ocado boss hails ‘robust trading’ as customer base grows

Online grocer Ocado has notched up a healthy rise in full-year profits as it continues to grow its customer base.

Kirkgate Market in Leeds.

YP Letters: Council must do more to preserve Kirkgate Market in Leeds

From: Tony Bell, Wakefield.

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A panel of industry experts gather at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Leeds to discuss likely trends in retailing in 2017.Pictured Rob McWilliam (Innovation).
27th January 2017.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Drones could provide ‘super-fast’ delivery service to rural areas

DRONES could be used as part of an “ultra-fast” delivery service for customers who live in the countryside, according to Rob McWilliam, the former chief financial officer at retail giant Amazon.

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Dave Lewis, CEO of Tesco (right) and Charles Wilson, CEO of Booker

Tesco’s £3bn merger with wholesaler creates ‘UK’s leading food business’

Tesco has reached an agreement to merge with food wholesaler Booker in a £3.7 billion deal.

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Nick Glynne of Buy It Direct      Picture Chris Lawton

Buy It Direct’s profits soar

BUY It Direct, the Yorkshire-based online retailer, saw its profits and revenues rise last year, although it is taking a cautious view of 2017.

The entrance to Asda's head office in Leeds, as the store has been named named the cheapest supermarket of 2016

Asda beats Morrisons and Tesco to cheapest supermarket crown

Asda has been named the cheapest supermarket of 2016 among the major UK grocers, ahead of Morrisons and Tesco.

Date: 20th October 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Official opening of the Victoria Gate, John Lewis, Leeds.

UPDATED: Staff at John Lewis face cut to bonus pool

The John Lewis Partnership has warned that it expects its staff bonus to be “significantly lower” than last year in the face of a challenging market outlook.

Supergroup has published a trading update

Supergroup ‘performs well’ over festive trading period

SuperGroup, the owner of the Superdry brand, today said that it performed well in the run-up to Christmas.

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