Independents stare into the grocery abyss

It’s been a tumultuous week for three of the four big grocers. Tesco opened the doors on its Fresh & Easy stores in the US, Delta Two’s bid for Sainsbury’s collapsed and Asda posted disappointing profits in its 2006 accounts at Companies House.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.