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Category: Big Box Retailers :: Tesco
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Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference? 6.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
Consumers in the UK buy more certified bananas than anyone else, but low prices mean producers are struggling to invest in working conditions and wages Head down to your local supermarket and it is getting hard to avoid buying a banana that has not been certified as in some way sustainable. The Co-op, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose already stock only Fairtrade or organic bananas, while Lidl joined Asda this week in limiting themselves to bananas certified by the NGO Rainforest Alliance. Tesco could follow suit ...
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JC Penney takes on lease 130,000 sq ft in Bengaluru 4.2.2016 News
Retail major to set up support centre for US operations
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Lawrencedale Agroprocessing India inks cobranding partnership with Star Hypermarkets 19.1.2016 ET: Retailing
Lawrencedale Agroprocessing India, a supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, is expanding the scope of its partnership with Star, a Tata-Tesco enterprise.
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Markets slide after oil falls through $30 - business live 14.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
RAC: Cheaper petrol on the way 8.47am GMT The turbulent market conditions don’t appear to be going anywhere fast, warns analyst Tony Cross of Trustnet. Yesterday’s modest gains on the FTSE-100 have already been eclipsed as investors become increasingly nervous over the outlook for crude oil. Wall Street sold off heavily into the close last night and this is very much setting the pace, leaving the vast majority of London’s blue chip equities trading squarely in the red. 8.37am GMT Europe’s markets are bathed in electronic red ink this morning, with major indices all losing at least ...
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UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 14 14.1.2016 Sify Finance
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Tesco beats forecasts with Christmas sales rise 14.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Shares rise after Britain’s biggest retailer pushed sales in its core UK business up by 1.3%

Tesco has cheered the City with news of a much stronger than expected performance over Christmas.

Shares in Britain’s biggest retailer rose 5% to 166p as it revealed a 1.3% rise in sales at established UK stores in the six weeks to 9 January. Analysts had been expecting sales to fall by up to 3%.

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European shares rise as retail stocks rally 12.1.2016 Sify Finance
LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - European shares climbed higher on Tuesday after a key equity index had hit its lowest level in more than three months, with a rally in retailers following some positive
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European shares rebound as retailers rally 12.1.2016 Sify Finance
* FTSEurofirst 300 index up 0.4 pct
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FTSE recovers in cautious trading with Tesco leading the way 8.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Markets calmer after recent volatility but mood still uncertain ahead of US jobs

After a traumatic first few days of the new year, there is a calmer feeling around stock markets, with a recovery after China’s latest actions, albeit a tentative one.

Tesco is the biggest riser of the day so far in the FTSE 100, climbing 8.25p or nearly 6% to 147.45p after a positive note from analysts at Barclays which raised its recommendation, albeit lowering its target price. Analyst James Anstead said:

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Tirupur-based SP Apparels to raise Rs 215 crore through IPO 30.12.2015 Market News
Plans to expand brand Crocodile, expand manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu with the IPO proceeds
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Amazon UK to expand grocery range as supermarkets look on warily 29.12.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Online retailer has announced it is adding thousands more products to its Pantry service, as big four struggle with changing shopping habits Amazon is preparing to crank up the pressure on Britain’s struggling supermarkets by dramatically expanding the range of grocery products it sells. Christopher North, the UK boss of the online retailer, has said it plans to expand its Pantry service rapidly in the new year. The news that Amazon is to ramp up its grocery delivery business will come as a blow to the “big four” supermarket chains – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – which are already under pressure as a result of changing shopping habits . Large grocers have been battling falling sales as households abandon the weekly shop in favour of discount supermarkets, regular local top-up shopping and online ...
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Their Walmart and our Spencer's are embracing omni-channel retailing 29.12.2015 Features
From Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond in the US to Tesco and Asda in the UK, all continue to invest heavily in the online format
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Lidl rides the wave of UK wine boom 28.12.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

German supermarket to stock wines made by the Surrey-based producer Denbies, which produces around 10% of all UK wine

German discount supermarket Lidl is o sell English wine for the first time, in a major commercial boost for the burgeoning industry.

As part of its latest push to attract well-heeled shoppers, the retailer will be stocking three Broadwood’s Folly wines made by the award-winning producer Denbies, based in Surrey. The wines - which will go on sale in early March as part of Lidl’s Easter offering - will retail at £7.99 for the rosé and white wines and and £14.99 for the sparkling.

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Who will be the winners in the Christmas supermarket sweep? 19.12.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Where shoppers flock in the period leading up to the holidays is a crucial matter for the retail chains. And this year several have little reason to feel festive

Two weeks ago the Carlisle Tesco was under water, supermarket, petrol station, car park and all. Staff had been evacuated after the nearby river burst its banks, and the flood waters eventually breached the doors of the store and rose to waist height in all the aisles.

However, in the grocery industry’s equivalent of a Christmas miracle, the store has been resurrected. A team of almost 100 people has built a temporary 10,000 sq ft shop in the flooded supermarket’s car park.

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Seminar on M-commerce Held 8.12.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Four-day spree promises £3bn sales record for UK retailers 28.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Websites struggle to cope as Black Friday online sales shoppers rise 270%

An epic four-day splurge by consumers shopping online is expected to result in retailers breaking sales records. Between Black Friday last week and the close of Cyber Monday tomorrow, shoppers will have spent more than £3bn, analysts believe.

Cyber Monday, like last week’s Black Friday, is an American-inspired phenomenon when US retailers offer discounts at the end of the Thanksgiving holiday season in a bid to kickstart a buying frenzy.

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Wack Friday 27.11.2015 Latest News
Britain's "Black Friday" better left on the shelf
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As Black Friday sales loom, pity the workers dealing with customer mayhem 22.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Survey by trade union Usdaw reveals more than half of shop assistants suffered abuse last year

Shoppers keen to grab a pre-Christmas bargain are being urged to show restraint during this week’s controversial Black Friday shopping frenzy, following concerns over the number and severity of physical attacks on shop workers during last year’s event.

The leader of Usdaw, which represents shop and retail workers, has appealed to consumers to exercise calm after reports of “worryingly high” levels of violence and abuse in 2014.

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Soaring sales at Aldi and Lidl push market share to 10% 17.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Kantar says the German-owned chains have attracted one million more shoppers than last year

Aldi and Lidl, the fast growing supermarket discounter chains, now control a tenth of British grocery sales - double their share three years ago.

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The top 12 toys for Christmas – and where to find the best deals 6.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Now is the best time to snap up those presents online or in-store, when they’re still in stock and keenly priced

If you want to snap up one of this year’s top 12 Christmas toys at a bargain price, now is the time to do it. Prices are keenest over the next fortnight, toy industry experts say, and popular toys are still likely to be in stock.

This year’s expected top sellers include Star Wars toys, Lego and the Thunderbirds Tracy Island – but don’t expect to pay the prices you did back in the 1960s and 70s. Today’s Millennium Falcons retail at £119.99, and even a game where the sole objective is to avoid getting hit in the face with whipped cream will set you back £20.

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