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FareShare will distribute milk, bread, meat and vegetables to provide  meals for the poor

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Morrisons has finally started to show signs of recovery, after a sustained period of weak trading.

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Walmart CEO's annual pay rockets to $21m

The chief executive of Walmart enjoyed a double-digit increase in his total pay last year – pocketing $21m (£14m).

Asda is the latest to make a move, rebranding its financial services arm as Asda Money and launching a new credit card

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Asda is to open 12 stores and create up to 2,500 new jobs in the UK this year, the supermarket giant announced today.

The new cuts come just days after supermarkets announced 2p-3p a litre cuts on petrol

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Motoring is to get a little cheaper following further fuel price reductions announced today by supermarkets.

Simon English: Tesco pays the price of Sir Terry's over-ambition

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