Tesco
Some Tesco Stores are Closing Down Fish, Meat, and Deli Counters for Good

In a bid to save £1.5 billion, Tesco has been cutting jobs and has plans to close down meat, fish, and deli counters in 90 of its supermarkets across the UK with Quedgeley and Cirencester being amongst the first to go, reports GloucestershireLive. Read More >>

shopping
Sainsbury’s Launches a Till-Free, Smartphone-Only Supermarket

There's a new variant of supermarket in [London] town, one designed entirely for people who would rather look at their telephones than have some stranger touch and scan their foodstuffs. It's a posh upgraded Sansbury's and there's no till. Read More >>

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Morrisons Makes Paper Bags Available to Everyone

Remember when Morrisons said it would trial paper bags in 8 stores in Wales to see if they went down well with consumers? Well, they clearly did, because the supermarket has announced today it's rolling them out to all of its stores across England and Scotland. Read More >>

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Waitrose Carrier Bags Have Paid For £1m Of Charity Projects

The 5p charge for a carrier bag might not seem like a lot, but evidently it adds up. Read More >>

food
Morrisons Has Random Box of Potentially Unidentifiable Veg for £1

Supermarket Morrisons, king of the wonky veg trend, has had another idea to shift decaying produce contribute to the health of the nation – a "Too Good to Waste" £1 bargain box of fruit and vegetables that are nearing the end of their advertised shelf lives, but remain edible enough to be roasted, made into soup, fed to the guinea pigs or taken to a sporting event to be thrown at enemy shirts. You could even eat them raw and tell everyone on Instagram about how it made you feel amazing, even if it didn't. Read More >>

shopping
German Discount Supermarkets Continue to be the Future of Food Shopping

Aldi and Lidl are the places to be seen this year with a trolley full of bafflingly cheap chocolate and booze that's probably totally fine at getting the job done, as year-on-year market shares for the pair are up more than ten per cent – and the traditional "big four" supermarkets have failed to grow despite their various Christmas adverts. Read More >>

shopping
Posh People Are Going to Lidl for Christmas and it’s Not Even Ironic

The UK's shopping scene may be changing faster than anyone could imagine, with the discount retailers like Lidl and Aldi winning over the smart tote bags of the previously loyal M&S and Waitrose customers -- even at Christmas, the most aspirational of ham-purchasing times. Read More >>

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Morrisons Launches Dragon Egg Avocados

Avocado aficionados will no doubt be saying "holy guacamole" over the latest addition to Morrisons' produce range: a heckin' giant avocado that can make twelve portions of av-on-toast all by itself. Read More >>

sex
Sainsbury’s Begins Stocking Vibrating Pink Things for Sex Reasons

We've been trying to write about this in a gender-neutral way for the last 20 minutes, but it's quite tough. The new Sainsbury's range of sex toys is probably aimed entirely at women, but we must point out that men could also use them too. Perhaps to better stir their porridge, mix the paint for the hallway, or to make martinis that are best shaken instead of stirred, as they are fully waterproof. Read More >>

food
Morrisons Increases Breakfast Sausage Content by 50 Per Cent

The number of sausages you get with the new Morrisons cooked breakfast has defied current food industry shrinkage trends and increased, with the supermarket's newly launched Big Daddy breakfast option raising the sausage count from two to three. And they say the UK can no longer innovate. Read More >>

recycling
Supermarket Iceland Wants to be Plastic-Free Within Five Years

Iceland — the supermarket chain, not the country — has announced that by 2023, it wants to get rid of or massively reduce plastic packaging from its own-label goods. Read More >>

robots
Ocado Set to Introduce Robot Workers into its Warehouses

The future is here, folks. The robots are going to take over — starting with Ocado's warehouses. Read More >>

environment
Supermarkets Back Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme

Greenpeace has been troubling the UK supermarkets for their opinions on whether or not a Scottish/English/Welsh or UK-wide plastic bottle scheme would have their support, and a couple of them committed to the idea with an unequivocal yes. Read More >>

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Facial Recognition is Coming to Supermarket Self-Service

Picture this very likely scenario. You're queuing up for a self-service checkout in the supermarket, and you have to wait for ages because some genius decided to go through with a trolley full of booze. So now there's a wait because they have to be verified for all the drunkening juice they decided to buy for whatever reason. That could change soon, however. Read More >>