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Waitrose’s frozen burgers are supplied from one of the sites where horse DNA was found

by on January 25, 2013

"Tens of thousands of firms could be serving horsemeat burgers ...

"Horsegate" scandal at rivals was inevitable - Waitrose

LONDON - Britain's "Horsegate" scandal, where horse DNA was found in beef burgers, was the inevitable result of major supermarkets squeezing their suppliers and could lead to a change in shopping habits, the head of upmarket grocer Waitrose told Reuters.

Waitrose last night became the latest company to be dragged into the horse meat scandal as it admitted it had withdrawn thousands of beefburgers from its supermarkets. The chain pulled six product lines from its stores nationwide after its supplier Dalepak was temporarily stripped of its British Retail Association food standards accreditation.

Waitrose insisted it is '100 per cent confident' that there was no horse meat in any of its burgers. [more…]

Video : Two Fools preview the upcoming results from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer

by on January 8, 2013

As the UK's supermarkets begin revealing their Christmas trading statements, Stuart Watson and Chris Nials ask what investors might expect from this important week.

Under the microscope in this video are Tesco , Sainsbury's , Morrisons  and Marks & Spencer.

Morrisons results


Movers & Groovers : eBay – the appointment of a new UK and Ireland marketing director

by on June 28, 2012

There could soon be an increase in the proportion of female shoppers using eBay courier services after ordering items on the auction website following the appointment of a new UK and Ireland marketing director.


“Sainsbury’s said it would end up with a 64% stake in Anobii”

by on June 12, 2012

Sainsbury's is entering the digital books marketplace, with the announcement that it is buying HMV's stake in Anobii, an online retailer of e-books.


Sainsbury’s wins Business Charity Award for 1 Million Meal Appeal with INITIALS

by on June 7, 2012

Sainsbury’s has won the Best ‘Single Project’ Award for its work with FareShare at the Business Charity Awards. The ‘1 Million Meal Appeal’ campaign was developed with INITIALS Marketing.

Sainsbury’s has a long-standing partnership with FareShare, a food donation charity, and wanted to celebrate this partnership as well as giving their customers a route to become engaged and involved. Working with the retailer and charity, INITIALS Marketing was tasked to develop the initiative’s creative identity - the ‘Meal Appeal’.


A ‘poor second’ to out-of-town supermarkets … Sainsbury’s boss Justin King

by on February 13, 2012

   A leading supermarket boss is to call for Britain's declining high street to be 'shrunk' and empty shops replaced with houses or classrooms.

Mr King believes classrooms and housing are just two of the options which could help kickstart parts of the overcapacity' high street