Tesco’s payments promise provides a welcome lead in a damaging scandal

See, it was easy. At a stroke last week, the supermarket group Tesco cut through the nonsense that big businesses spout about paying suppliers. It announced a standardised payments system that from next June will see small suppliers (those who deliver up to £100,000 of products each year) paid within 14 days, and medium-sized suppliers paid five days quicker than the largest companies.

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Tales from the Water Cooler: Bottle sniffers are far worse than carrot

I shop at Tesco. I tell you this not in a crass effort to get a tenner off my next shop, but to illustrate that I am quite close to the story about which I shall now ruminate. (Anyway, I shop at Tesco because it is closest to my house. As far as I’m concerned, an aisle is an aisle is an aisle, however it is branded.)

Tesco share price hit by broker downgrade

Tesco suffered a downgrade to its share price rating from a major stockbroker today amid concerns about whether it can really sustain its current profit margins.