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Is Whole Foods a "faux hippie Wal-Mart"? 28 Jul 11

An epic resignation letter written by a disgruntled Whole Foods employee from Toronto has gone viral, arguing that the US retailer's business practices are at odds with its hippie, do-gooder reputation...


Ocado's bringing the best of France to the UK 22 Jul 11

Ocado seems determined to bring the best of France to the UK with its launch of Carrefour's Reflets de France range...


Morrisons' great expectations for new private-label offer 20 Jul 11

UK grocer Morrisons seems to have high expectations for its soon-to-be relaunched private-label offer...


Jamie Oliver and Sainsbury's bid each other adieu 12 Jul 11

It's a sad, sad day today (12 July) with Sainsbury's and Jamie Oliver announcing plans to end their relationship...


Will Morrisons look to swallow Iceland whole or look for scraps? 11 Jul 11

There has been speculation that Morrisons, which has been tipped to be a major contender to acquire the Iceland Foods chain. However, reports have emerged over the weekend that the retailer might only consider taking on indivdual stores...


Is removing ads from the News of The World enough? 7 Jul 11

Retailers have begun to bend on consumer pressure to stop advertising in the tabloid News of the World following allegations of widespread phone hacking. But is removing ads from the publication enough?..


Industry responds to News of the World boycott pressure 6 Jul 11

Supermarkets and food manufacturers are facing pressure to pull advertising from UK tabloid News of the World after it was alleged that an investigator working for the newspaper hacked into the mobile phone of missing 13-year old Milly Dowler...


Ocado + Carrefour - the beginning of a beautiful friendship? 28 Jun 11

The announcement of a tie-up between UK online grocer Ocado and French retail giant Carrefour is one that has been the subject of speculation for almost two years, although, perhaps, the form that the relationship has taken has been somewhat more surprising...


Tesco's South Korean subway shopping scheme impresses 24 Jun 11

Often when I take to this blog it's to poke fun or be critical of things, but this time around I've found something to get particularly excited about...


Tesco pushes ahead with San Francisco opening 23 Jun 11

Tesco's Fresh & Easy US division opened its first store in San Francisco and announced a recruitment drive for its second store in the city yesterday (22 June) ...



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