Waitrose has announced that it has signed a three-year deal with the England & Wales Cricket Board to become the new Team Sponsor of England Cricket from next year.
Sainsbury’s has announced that more than 134,000 colleagues across the country will be sharing its largest ever bonus pot of over £90m.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced that grocery retailers have signed up to challenging new targets for cutting food waste in the supply chain and at home.
Barclaycard has announced the launch of ‘bespoke offers’, a free, personalised shopping service that the company says will save consumers money on the goods and services they buy every day.
Latest retailer performance figures released by Nielsen have shown that after a slow start to Q2 due to Easter falling earlier in 2013 than in 2012, food and drink sales at the UK’s leading supermarkets stabilised in the final two weeks of April.
Morrisons has reported that total sales in the 13 weeks to 5 May were up by 0.6% excluding fuel (down 0.3% including fuel) and like-for-like sales were down 1.8% (2.6% including fuel).
Booker is to launch a new discount format to sit alongside its Premier symbol group.
Tobacco company JTI has “noted” the absence of proposed legislation to introduce plain packaging in the Queen’s Speech during this Parliamentary session.
The Coalition government has taken a “very commonsense step” in dropping potential plans for both the minimum pricing of alcohol and plain packaging for tobacco products, according to the Scottish Grocers’ Federation (SGF).