Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Horsemeat has been discovered in beefburgers sold by the supermarket giants Tesco and Iceland, it emerged tonight. Investigators said that in Tesco's Everday Value burgers, horsemeat accounted for almost one third of the meat content.
Sunday 06 January 2013
A private detective who worked for the German discount supermarket chain Aldi has accused it of using Stasi-style surveillance tactics – including hidden cameras – to spy on staff and gather information that could be used against them.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Berthold Albrecht was one of Germany's and Europe's richest men and the billionaire co-owner of the Aldi discount supermarket empire. His death was announced on 9 December in a statement released by the notoriously reclusive family the month after a private burial. No cause of death was given. His wife declared: "Berthold was a very loving and extremely generous human being, an exemplary husband and father." She also described him as a "fighter, never losing hope right to the end," suggesting that he had been ill for some time.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The grocer Sainsbury's struck "Paralympic gold" after its sponsorship of the event helped its sales sprint ahead, but rival Morrisons suffered its worst performance for around seven years.
Saturday 06 October 2012
It’s an ill wind as they say and the economic climate of recent years has blown benignly for the big German discounters Aldi and Lidl. With over 1,000 stores in the UK between them, Aldi (461) and Lidl (600) have both seized on a gap in the market for attracting new customers to their everyday low-price models. As cogs in the wheels of two bigger leviathans, they’re in a great position to pare overheads, and consequently prices, to the bone. The prize is the number of ABC1 yummy mummies sashaying into their car parks in their 4x4s.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Police appeal for help after victim was grabbed in daylight at a busy Manchester mall
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Police have issued CCTV images of two men who are wanted for questioning after a 14-year-old boy was raped in a department store toilet.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Consumers are cutting back on buying premium own-label groceries for the first time in four years, as they flock to the discounters Aldi and Lidl in droves.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Bastille Day: an opportunity to arm yourself with a bottle in celebration of the revolutionary fraternity of that horny-handed son of the terroir, the French vigneron. The Gironde was once the breeding ground of the counter-revolution and the Bordeaux château remains today a symbol of capitalist enterprise. The French co-operative movement, in contrast, bands together groups of like-minded individuals with small vineyard parcels.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Outlook When chief executives bemoan the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee in the same quote you know there's trouble afoot.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Hard-pressed shoppers are flocking to the discounters Aldi and Lidl to give them record market shares.
Thursday 17 May 2012
High street shops are overloading their sandwiches with salt and fat, a survey suggests today.
Wines of the week: Boas Vinhas Tinto 2009; Extra Special Pinotage 2010; Bushland Vines Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
Sunday 06 May 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Tuesday 24 April 2012
The challenge faced by Tesco to revive its UK business was underlined today as research figures showed the supermarket giant continues to lose market share.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Asda has closed the gap on struggling giant Tesco after a report today revealed that its share of the grocery market has grown to record levels.
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