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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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?
In the Media by Paul Sloane

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.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Edward Robinson - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

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
In the Media by Christopher Bates

$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.
In the Media by Christopher Bates - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 18 comments

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.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

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
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by revrobuk - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by geozone - 6 comments

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
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 2 comments

The Cult of the Supermarket

A topic of recent acclaim, is the supermarket becoming the downfall of the older values of society?
In the Media by archangelG

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.
In the Media by geozone - 17 comments

Supermarket asks Man, 87, for ID

Supermarket Staff ask Jeffrey Archer, 87 years old, for an ID when ordering a bottle of sherry.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

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"
In the Media by youngcanadian
 

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Firefighters work near Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21  2013. The store...
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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 Latvia s capital Riga  on Thursday ...
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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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A general view shows Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roof in Riga November 21  2013. The store w...
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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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Paramedics move the covered body of a firefighter out of the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga. T...
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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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People gather near the collapsed Maxima supermarket in Riga November 21  2013. The store was packed ...
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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...
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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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Ground beef at a supermarket
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200 members of the Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadores (Andalucían Union of Workers)  stole  school s...
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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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Emergency service medics take care of an injured person near Maxima supermarket with a collapsed roo...
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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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