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RW Grocery July 2013

Digital edition: Retail Week Grocery - July 2013

Read Retail Week PayPal Grocery supplement as a fully digital edition.

What do shoppers in Hackney think about Tesco?

Video: What do shoppers in Hackney think about Tesco? Video

As Tesco boss Philip Clarke steps down to make way for Dave Lewis, Retail Week visited a store in Hackney to find out what shoppers think about the supermarket.

Consumer confidence slipped into negative territory in July, just a month after recording its first positive result in nine years.

Consumer sentiment slips as confidence in economic recovery falters

Consumer confidence slipped into negative territory in July, just a month after recording its first positive result in nine years.

Breakfast briefing

Breakfast briefing: Retail news on consumer confidence, Matalan and Amazon

Retail news round-up on July 31, 2014: Consumer confidence slips for first time in six months, Matalan contributes to Rana Plaza victims’ trust fund, Amazon to inject $2bn in Indian operations

High street shoppers

New minister for high streets dismisses calls for 'Tesco tax'

The new high streets minster has dismissed calls for a “Tesco tax” but said an extension to Sunday trading rules must be explored.

Poundstretcher wants to be the “branded Aldi” as it significantly extends its FMCG offer and claims it can’t be beaten on price on branded goods.

Poundstretcher guns to be the 'branded Aldi' as it ramps up FMCG offer

Poundstretcher is gunning to be the “branded Aldi”, claiming it cannot be beaten on the price of branded goods as it extends its FMCG offer

Aldi sends shoppers a clear value message

Comment: Aldi’s rising sales show Tesco needs to stand for something

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed that retailers at both the upscale and bargain ends of the supermarket spectrum are faring well, with particularly strong figures for Aldi and Waitrose.

Morrisons has named Andy Higginson as its new chairman

Comment: Morrisons pulls off a coup by drafting in Andy Higginson

Andy Higginson’s appointment as chairman of Morrisons makes him the first of Tesco’s golden generation of leaders to take up cudgels at one of his alma mater’s direct competitors.

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