United Kingdom news

27 October 2022
The quick commerce operator Getir have announced today that it will be starting to stock Co-op products. The trial sees Getir increase its product range with Co-op products with around 300 lines across ambient and fresh categories. Getir state that this will mean it can serve its customers better with quick meals, fresh meats, fruits, and veg, further supporting its growth in the UK. The tri...
26 October 2022
Marks & Spencer continues to surprise and delight its shoppers with its new fresh food counters at its London Colney store. The counters launched this week and are already attracting lots of shopper attention and engagement. London Colney is one of Mark & Spencer’s renewal stores, showcasing the retailer’s latest thinking and providing convenience and inspiration for shoppers. Variety of cu...
25 October 2022
Explore how suppliers continue to make improvements throughout the supply chain, to meet their ambitious sustainability targets. We look at how Nestlé and Mars launch new packaging solutions to reduce single use plastic and increase their packaging’s recyclability. Meanwhile, Unilever continues to embed its food waste reduction solutions while also cutting emissions. Nestlé: introducing rec...
25 October 2022
A round-up of the discounter’s recent developments in the UK including sustainability, range updates, and seasonal activity. Smart refills rolled out further, to save money and plastic Following a successful trial, Lidl GB has introduced its laundry detergent refill stations to two more stores in England. The on-shelf unit, produced in partnership with Algramo, allows shoppers to dispense o...
24 October 2022
Tesco has put up the prices of its meal deal for the first time since 2012, as food price inflation reached 14.6% in September. In February 2022, Tesco made its £3 meal part of its Clubcard offering , meaning prices would rise to £3.50 for non-Clubcard holders, while those part of the loyalty scheme could still redeem the meal deal for £3. 70% of meal deal customers are Clubcard holders,...
24 October 2022
Marks & Spencer is set to boost its Ocado food delivery business, with a review of the service currently underway. This is the latest step by Stuart Machin to increase Marks & Spencer’s share of the UK’s food spending in stores and online by more than 25% in the next five years. Alongside Hannah Gibson, the new Ocado Retail CEO, Machin is looking for ways to make the business more efficient. S...
24 October 2022
As Tesco looks to protect its margins, raising the price of its lunchtime meal deal, and sets out plans to halve its food waste by 2025, we round up key initiatives from the retailer. Tesco raises price for lunchtime meal deal Tesco has raised the price of its lunchtime meal deal as it deals with inflation in the UK market. The retailer said the price rise would come into force on 24 Octobe...
19 October 2022
In its latest accounts filed with Companies House Booths, the north-west regional supermarket operator, has reported sales of £296.7m, up 4.4%, for the period to 2 April 2022. The performance was boosted by a 53rd week, which when stripped out of its results saw Booths report growth of 2%. Year impacted by changing Covid-driven operating conditions… Booths said its ‘ trading patterns were m...
18 October 2022
Asda has announced the opening dates for its first two standalone convenience stores under its new Asda Express banner. These are the first specifically Asda-developed standalone c-stores and will be operated as part of the Asda main estate, not as part of the Euro Garages forecourt business which has developed the Asda On the Go format. The first sites are: Sutton Coldfield and Tottenham Hale...
17 October 2022
Sainsbury’s  ( in partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group ) is rolling out its “Dining Destination” concept with a recent opening in its Wolverhampton store. This is one of 30 stores that will be transformed over the next year. Source: IGD Research The 130-capacity Wolverhampton store has all the Restaurant Hub offerings – Ed’s Easy Diner, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Slim Chickens, ...