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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.

Waitrose boss Mark Price has warned on first half profits as it goes through a period of “unprecedented investment” in the business.

'Unprecedented investment' to take toll on Waitrose first-half profits

Waitrose boss Mark Price has flagged that there will be an impact on first-half profits as “unprecedented investment” is made in the business.

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.

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.

The Fish Made Simple initiative was rolled out to 302 Asda stores nationwide last year

Comment: Asda avoids musical chairs at Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons

The appointment of Andy Higginson as Morrisons’ next chairman is the latest instance of musical chairs in the leading grocers’ boardrooms.

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