In the fight against food waste, the British supermarket chain Iceland is handing out food that has reached the last day of its sell-by date to online customers for free.
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British supermarket chain Tesco has opened its first store where customers can do their shopping without scanning items or queueing at checkout. The store is located in Holborn, in the centre of London.
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In the UK, Amazon has drawn the ire of smaller retailers by brandishing sign-up bonuses of up to 3,000 pounds (3,550 euros) for new workers as the busy Christmas period approaches.
Amazon has opened its first non-food store outside America, in the United Kingdom: an Amazon 4-star branch can now be found in Greenhithe, near London.
More and more large retailers are experimenting with till-less stores. Discounter Aldi is also trialling a concept in the United Kingdom whereby customers can leave the supermarket without going through checkout.
After the supply problems caused by the Covid pandemic and Brexit, a shortage of CO2 is now hindering British food retailers. After all, the gas has several important applications for the food industry.
It looks like the long-running takeover battle between two American investors for British supermarket group Morrisons will finally be decided through a seldom-used auction process.
American fashion group Guess has recovered well from the corona crisis. In the second quarter, sales returned to close to pre-pandemic levels, while profits ended significantly higher.
In the first months of its financial year, Marks & Spencer once again saw a sharp increase in food and clothing sales. The British retailer is raising its profit forecast for the full year.
Russian discounter Mere has opened its first British store in Preston, in Northern England. Next month, the chain plans to expand to Belgium as well.
German shoe giant Deichmann has the ambition to become the market leader in family footwear in the United Kingdom. To achieve that, it wants to double its current number of 109 British stores.
Glebe Farm Foods, a family-owned business from Cambridgeshire, has won a lawsuit against Swedish oat milk producer Oatly. The latter had accused the British farm of trademark infringement, but a High Court judge disagreed.
Infarm, the world's fastest-growing urban farming company, is constructing a massive new production facility that will supply herbs and leafy vegetables to retailers in Greater London.
The concept of a "war for talent" is mainly associated with the competition between companies when recruiting engineers and other technical profiles. In the UK, an actual "war for drivers" has erupted, with more and more retailers offering all kinds of financial incentives to attract new truck drivers.
After receiving an unsolicited takeover bid for its British department store chain Selfridges, the Canadian Weston family is now trying to entice other interested parties to come forward through an auction.
The chances of an actual bidding war on British supermarket chain Morrisons have been reduced significantly, after one of the interested parties said it would not bid on its own.