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Big four supermarkets fall behind smaller rivals in Which? survey

The big four supermarkets – Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco – have failed to impress in this year’s Which? supermarket survey. The independent consumer body surveyed more than 12,000 of its members in October and November 2018 to find out about their online and in-store experiences while shopping with the …

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Joint statement from Asda and Sainsbury’s on CMA’s provisional findings

Commenting on the provisional findings of the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the proposed merger between the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s and its rival Asda, a spokesperson for Sainsbury’s and Asda said: “These findings fundamentally misunderstand how people shop in the UK today and the intensity of competition in the …

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Sainsbury’s issues statement on CMA’s provisional findings

Sainsbury’s has released a statement regarding the provisional findings of the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) into the proposed merger between the supermarket chain and its rival Asda. The CMA said it has provisionally found ‘extensive competition concerns’ as part of its in-depth investigation of the proposed merger. It explained: …

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David Jarrett: tribute fund

The family of veteran independent housewares sales agent David Jarrett of Jarrett Professional Sales, who sadly passed away on February 13, has set up an online tribute page in his honour. The page reads: “We were so grateful for the work that Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit did for our …

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Co-op introduces compostable carriers to the nation’s favourite street

Co-op’s compostable carriers appeared in TV series ‘Coronation Street’ for the first time yesterday (Wednesday February 20). A full-scale Co-op storefront first appeared on ‘Coronation Street’ on April 27 2018, as part of a product placement deal between the retailer and ITV. As well as the shopfront, viewers see Co-op …

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Hotpoint supports ‘The Fridge Hiker’

Hotpoint is supporting Matthew Bamber, aka ‘The Fridge Hiker’, in his mission to raise awareness and funds for the Help for Heroes charity, which provides lifetime support for the Armed Forces community and their families. Starting his mission in 2016, Matthew has so far completed a total of 12 journeys …

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Funeral details of David Jarrett

Independent housewares sales agent David Jarrett of Jarrett Professional Sales passed away on February 13 following a short illness, surrounded by his family. His funeral will take place on Thursday March 7 at 11.30am at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium in North Somerset. This is an open service so anyone that wishes to …

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Squire’s Garden Centres names new chairman

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced the appointment of Sarah Squire as chairman. She succeeds her father Colin Squire OBE who, after 30 years as chairman and more than five decades in the family firm, takes on the role of chairman emeritus. He remains an active director of the business, with …

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BBC Two commissions The Hairy Bikers Ride Route 66

The Hairy Bikers (aka Si King and Dave Myers) are about to embark on their biggest road trip to date: America’s Route 66, spanning over 2,000 miles from Chicago to California. The celebrity cooks will motor through eight different states, all with their own distinct landscapes, history, flavours and people. …

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Tesco offers free food to charities and community groups this Easter

Charities and community groups across the UK are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this Easter. Every month the supermarket chain redistributes a million meals worth of surplus food to good causes, as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, which is run in conjunction with food …

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