Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?
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Sunday 02 January 2011
Sunday 14 November 2010
Sunday 17 October 2010
Melanie Phillips is always game for a little controversy but did she know what she was getting into when she took on the Druids?
Sunday 15 August 2010
Saturday 14 August 2010
A former Afrika Korps soldier, Theo Albrecht was the German entrepreneur behind the discount store Aldi.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Theo Albrecht, the recluse who founded the Aldi discount network with his older brother Karl, died, aged 88, at the weekend. True to the brothers' reputation for secrecy, his death was not announced until yesterday.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
While the austerity measures that are starting to be announced by the Government are being met with dread by most companies, for some the spending cuts are just what the doctor ordered.
Friday 11 June 2010
Colin Holmes, a high-flyer at Tesco once tipped for the top job, has quit the grocery giant after 22 years and just one day after it reshuffled its board.
Saturday 08 May 2010
It was hard to pick up a newspaper 18 months ago without reading about the "Aldi effect" and how the middle classes were flocking to the German discounter and its rival, Lidl, during the UK recession.
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Aldi Travel has stopped taking bookings, but the company says it is only reviewing the packages on offer and is not pulling the plug on its holiday business.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Outlook Whoever wins the election, the writing is on the wall for the supermarkets, with both Labour and the Conservatives now signed up to the idea of an ombudsman to police the relationship between the sector and its suppliers. The "enforcer" will rule on breaches of a code of practice – in theory preventing those nasty giant supermarkets from driving hard-working small businesses (think vulnerable farmers) into the ground.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Outlook What has happened to the discount grocers? A year ago, the rise of the likes of Aldi, Lidl and Netto seemed unstoppable, particularly in these troubled economic times. Yet the latest figures from TNS, the analysts, show that the discounters stood still or went backwards over the Christmas just gone.
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Abel & Cole, the private-equity backed organic grocery delivery group, has parted company with its second chief executive in seven months.
Monday 28 December 2009
Monday 14 December 2009
An elderly lady was in front of me at the checkout at the supermarket. She wasn't buying much and I was buying rather a large amount and had my hyperactive children in tow.
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