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Financial Times  Jun 27  Comment 
Sharp increase in food prices propels rise but Aldi and Lidl continue to take share
guardian.co.uk  Jun 26  Comment 
Watchdog places Walmart-owned chain below Morrisons, as it names Iceland as worst retailer at complying with its code Asda has been named as the worst of the UK’s major supermarkets in its treatment of suppliers. It dropped below Morrisons,...
guardian.co.uk  Jun 24  Comment 
Tesco is to join Sainsbury’s in changing the branding of some ‘fairly traded’ products When four Sainsbury’s executives met farmers from some of Africa’s biggest tea-growing co-operatives in a hotel in Nairobi last month it should have...
Forbes  Jun 23  Comment 
From a shortage of time to a shortage of space, capacity will be the factor that influences supermarkets in the near future. As more merchants seek ways to meet the shopper’s need to put food on the table, supermarkets are bound to respond. This...
guardian.co.uk  Jun 18  Comment 
Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the organic food chain is a clear sign that the UK’s big grocers will soon be in the fight of their lives Now the UK supermarkets know Amazon is coming – probably. The biggest and most frightening beast in the retail...
New York Times  Jun 16  Comment 
Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods sent grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors plunging Friday. Energy companies rose while other stocks were little changed.
Forbes  Jun 16  Comment 
Kroger just announced its first quarter results. On the surface, they weren’t terrible, with same store sales dropping just 0.2%. The stock cratered, however, on a downbeat forecast that lowered full year earnings significantly from prior...
NPR  Jun 15  Comment 
A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history.




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