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Brexit: Brussels bars aviation chiefs from preparing for no-deal

Great Britain

The £6 billion Royal Navy fleet that hardly ever went to sea: Warships that can't sail in the heat spent 80 per cent of the year in dock

• <b>Britain's six type 45 £1 billion destroyers barely ever leave their docks</b>• <b><br>Two of them spent no time at sea during 2017 despite it being 'year of the</b> …


Sales jump 31% at Ferrero after Thorntons acquisition

However as sales grew, profitability suffered


Sainsbury's letter promises suppliers great opportunities

Sainsbury’s letter to suppliers promises ‘opportunity to streamline’ and to develop differentiated product ranges


Iceland sales rise as it pushes Food Warehouse expansion

Iceland enjoyed rising sales throughout last year but reported a drop in profits due to major investments in marketing, prices and store …

Online Life

Tesco chairman pledges to diversify all-white board of directors

The chairman of Tesco has made a pledge to make its board of directors more ethnically diverse.<p>The Big 4 retailer currently has 14-member board of …


Kettle Foods to invest £2.7m in Norwich site

Of the total investment £1.7m is being funded by Kettle Foods and almost £1m is being grant-funded through the Growth Programme of the Rural …

Washing Machines

Asda staff revolt over £100m pay gap in Sainsbury's merger

Asda is facing a backlash on staff pay after it was revealed that Sainsbury’s staff will be paid 70p more an hour under new contracts.<p>According to <i>The</i> …


Sainsbury’s to launch fake meat burgers and mince

Sainsburyâs is to launch a vegan-friendly range of fake meats including burgers that will ooze red juice, resembling blood.


Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

Nestlà UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in …


Tesco delivers sales growth for 10th quarter in row

Tesco has delivered its 10th consecutive quarter of sales growth, thanks to an uptick in like-for-likes and its newly-consolidated Booker …

Central Europe

Bank branches departing high streets at "alarming rate"

Banks are closing down their high street branches at an “alarming rate” of almost 60 per month, according to new research.<p>Analysis from consumer …


H&M sales stagnates in second quarter

H&M Group has reported slightly lower than expected growth for its second quarter, as discounts impacted sales during the Swedish giant’s attempts to …


H&M officially launches discount brand Afound

H&M has officially opened the first store for Afound, its brand new discount fashion brand and ninth overall.<p>The first Afound store is in Stockholm, …


Survey finds fears of food businesses in face of Brexit

A larger share of food and drink companies are putting hedging or pricing arrangement into place as we near Brexit.<p>This is according to the latest …

Northern Ireland

Royal wedding celebrations and Britain's heat wave helped send retail sales soaring by 4% in May, figures reveal

• <b>Office for National Statistics said sales up 3.9% in May compared to last year</b>• <b><br>Supermarkets enjoyed sales boom thanks to Prince Harry's wedding to</b> …

Royal Weddings

Waitrose is rated the 'worst' among supermarkets for its attempts to cut waste with Tesco coming out on top

• <b>Waitrose ranked below all its rivals in survey by campaign group Feedback</b>• <b><br>It scored just eight out of 32 in a four-category assessment</b>• <b><br>Also poorly</b> …

Marks & Spencer

Serco reveals source of the problem

Royal Navy

Children's services 'overwhelmed' and permeated by 'blame, shame and fear', Care Crisis Review finds

Photo: atlanaka/Fotolia (posed by model)<p>Social workers have told a major review, into causes behind the record numbers of children entering care, of …

Social Issues

NHS 'will need to build 80 more hospitals without fundamental reforms'

The NHS would need to build 80 hospitals in the next decade just to keep up with demand, unless it makes radical reforms, the head of its watchdog says.<p>Ian Dalton, head of NHS Improvement, said fundamental changes in the way services are delivered were needed to ensure the survival of the NHS.<p>And …


Immigration rules 'to be eased to allow NHS to recruit more staff'

Immigration rules capping the number of foreign doctors and nurses working in the UK are set to be relaxed to allow the NHS to recruit more staff, …

Great Britain

New funding to digitise info between health and social care

NHS Digital has announced new funding to facilitate digitising the flow of information between adult social care and health services.

Social Work

2 Sisters expands processing hub as part of supply chain strategy

2 Sisters Food Group is investing at its Willand processing hub in Devon and expanding operations which is part of its goal of shorter, more …


Aldi named Grocer of the Year at Gold Awards ceremony

The discounter knocked last year’s winner Tesco off the top spot

Customer Service

Tesco waste initiative sets benchmark

Tescoâs decision to remove best-before dates from select fruit and vegetable lines will be a benchmark that all other supermarkets will follow, …


Asda Introduces New Service To Help Shoppers With Special Dietary Needs

Asda has linked up with tech firm Foodmaestro to introduce a new online nutritional search aid that supports customers with complex dietary needs. …


Sainsbury´s and Asda bosses to be grilled by MPs over... | Daily Mail Online

The chief executives of Sainsbury’s and Asda have been summoned before MPs to answer questions on how the supermarkets’ proposed £12 billion merger …


Millions of children missing out on support

The other half is left to cover the remaining 11.7m children, according to the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), carried out for the …

City Politics

Sending children in care to boarding school reduces risk, says minister

The Study