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Tesco will shrug off criticism of its role in the Government's "workfare" scheme today by creating 20,000 jobs as it attempts to revive sluggish sales and tighten its grip on Britain's shopping basket.

Morrisons 'unlikely' to hit profit forecasts for this year

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The Co-operative Group's food division is suffering a trading crisis in the Somerfield stores that it acquired nearly three years ago in a £1.6bn deal.

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The Co-operative Group's food division is suffering a trading crisis in the Somerfield stores that it acquired nearly three years ago in a £1.6bn deal.

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Burger King announced it had pulled out of the Government's controversial work experience scheme.

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Supermarket giant Tesco saw its share of the grocery market dip below 30 per cent for the first time in nearly seven years as it struggled to compete with low-cost rivals, figures showed today.

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Aldi and Lidl top customer satisfaction survey

Budget stores Aldi and Lidl have outperformed Marks & Spencer for the first time in an annual supermarket satisfaction report.

Price war hits Tesco market share

A fierce price war raging among the major supermarkets has eroded the dominance of market leader Tesco, industry figures showed today.

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