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Supermarket News

Lidl set to become Europe's biggest grocer by 2018

Neckarsulm - The company behind the Lidl supermarket chain is set to become western Europe's biggest grocery retailer by 2018. This shows the rising power of the discount food retailer.

Op-Ed: How bar codes revolutionized shopping

If you ran a supermarket in, say, 1960 then you had a problem. The number of different consumer goods kept increasing but how could you accurately price every item at checkout?

Morrisons kicks-off price war with £1bn in supermarket price cuts

A price war started by Morrisons has dealt a £1.3 billion blow to the value of listed supermarkets. Shares in Morrisons company stock dipped 8pc after the company, which has been enduring hardship, disclosed its intention to slash prices.

Child films security guards assaulting parents in Spain (video)

Torrevieja - A French family were on a Christmas holiday in Torrevieja in the Valencian Community of Spain when they visited a supermarket. When passing the shop's till, an alarm went off in the security barrier and they were badly assaulted by security guards.

Latvia supermarket roof collapse kills at least 54

Riga - A roof at a supermarket in Latvia collapsed Thursday and latest reports are that at least 54 people are dead. The cause of the collapse is being linked to work installing a roof-garden.

Supermarket giants Asda reportedly interested in buying HMV

Asda are reportedly interested to acquire failed music chain HMV as the first UK stores prepare to close, following the retailer's fall into administration in January. Around 1,500 staff have lost their jobs with a further 1,500 still in the balance.

Horse meat found in Tesco supermarket beef burgers

London - Beef burgers sold by Tesco PLC and other supermarkets in the UK and Ireland have been found to be contaminated with horse meat. Tests on beef burger products from four chains showed that a third were contaminated with horse meat.

Horror as man gets arm stuck in supermarket meat grinder

Chicago - Members of the Orland Park Fire Department near Chicago arrived at an emergency scene they were not expecting and had not seen before. A man had his arm stuck in a meat grinder.

Video: Supermarket shelves empty in Costa Rica quake

Naranjo - It was more than a "clean up on aisle three" after the 7.6 earthquake struck in the Cope supermarket in Naranjo city, Costa Rica.

Video: Car crashes through supermarket injuring 10

A 76-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving after crashing through into a supermarket on Saturday in Florida, U.S.A.

UK supermarket changes to ‘giraffe bread’ after child’s appeal

London - The British supermarket Sainsbury’s has changed the brand name one of its popular products - ‘tiger bread’ – to ‘giraffe bread’, following an appeal from a three-year old girl.

Tesco launches school uniform for $5.82

Is your child nagging you for the latest gadgets? Perhaps a digital camera? Maybe a smart phone? It’s in our nature to cut back wherever possible, and while saving money on parental essentials will free up extra pennies to spend on your child, be warned

$46,000 for shopper who slipped on grape

Peterborough - UK supermarket Asda has been forced to pay out £28,500 ($46,629) after a shopper slipped on a grape at the Rivergate store in Peterborough.

Gas explosion in Turkey leaves 10 injured

Diyarbakir - Ten people were injured after a gas explosion shook a three-story market located at the Turkish town of Baglar on Tuesday.

Supermarket offers free space for doctors to see patients

It will soon be possible for people to combine shopping and seeing a doctor in many Sainsbury’s stores. The UK supermarket is offering free space for GPs to set up in 204 stores.

Tesco stops man from carrying daughter on shoulders in store

Cambridge - One of the world's largest retailers, U.K.-based Tesco, has told a man he cannot shop while carrying his daughter on his shoulders.

New Dress Code For Supermarket Shoppers

After receiving many customer complaints of other shoppers in their night clothes, the supermarket, Tesco, has implemented a dress code for its Cardiff, South Wales store.

123 people burn to death in two Kenyan infernos

In Molo, Kenya, at least 98 people were torched to death when an overturned petrol tanker caught fire while locals were swarming all over it trying to scoop up free fuel. Four days earlier, 25 people died in a supermarket inferno in Nairobi.

UK's Sainsbury's Announced Profits and Expansion Amid Crises

United Kingdom's Sainsbury's announced it made profits last year despite economic crises. Business expansion and hiring of workers are also planned for this year.

New Widget Warns Shoppers of Harmful Bugs in Food

A small iron strip could save you from bad milk in the future. A Penn State engineer has created a technology to detect food bugs in milk, juice or soup, which can be used in grocery checkouts and scanned like a regular barcode.

Giving Up The Ghost Of The Wide Aisled Supermarket Beast

Many of us are looking forward to Easter for another reason - maybe it's because we can finally get to do all the things we gave up for Lent again

Four Slices Of Ham, A Toilet Roll And Can You Look At This Rash...

Supermarkets and other private firms are being invited to bid to run GP surgeries as part of a drive to improve access to care in deprived areas.

Chinese Supermarket Provides Sitdown, Stress Free Shopping Experience

A service-oriented supermarket in Shenyang City, China, combines convenience and pleasure in shopping experience for its customers.

Use Your Loaf: The War Between Who Makes The Most Dough Out Of The Bread War

If only you could still pop out at buy a loaf of bread just like the good old days, because the war between pre-bagged bread and the uncut loaf has been rife, right under our noses

The Cult of the Supermarket

A topic of recent acclaim, is the supermarket becoming the downfall of the older values of society?

Schoolgirl Hatches Supermarket Eggs

A 10-year-old Devon girl changed the destiny of two duck eggs purchased from the supermarket when she decided to place them in an incubator.

Supermarket asks Man, 87, for ID

Supermarket Staff ask Jeffrey Archer, 87 years old, for an ID when ordering a bottle of sherry.

Key Questions: Cloned Food at the Supermarket

"In the wake of an FDA report, the U.S. is one step closer to becoming the first nation to sell cloned meat and milk products. Here's what you need to know"
 

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Main sign at entranceway of Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens.
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Ground beef at a supermarket
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Firefighters work near Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21  2013. The store w...
A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Latvia's capital Riga, on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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Paramedics move the covered body of a firefighter out of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga. T...
Paramedics move the covered body of a firefighter out of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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Monoprix (screenshot from BFM TV report)
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Food shoppers are already using reusable bags at a Blackwood Foodland market in South Australia on the day before a ban on plastic bags went into effect in 2009.
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Emergency service medics take care of an injured person near Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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200 members of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores (Andalucían Union of Workers) "stole" school supplies for needy children.
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People gather near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga November 21  2013. The store was packed ...
People gather near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
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A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21  2013. The store w...
A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21, 2013. The store was packed with people doing shopping after work when the collapse occurred at around 6pm local time
With permission by Reuters / Ints Kalnins
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