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Co-op's £140m Nisa takeover has been approved by the competition watchdog

The Co-operative has been given the green light to take over convenience store wholesaler Nisa by the competition regulator.<p>Following an initial …

Sainsbury'S

Major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Co-op are urgently recalling these products

Major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's and the Co-op are urgently recalling products over safety fears.<p>Customers are being warned about a …

Ice Cream

Luxury fashion brands under fire for hidden supply chains

Top luxury brands including Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel are among the least transparent businesses when it comes to labour conditions in their supply chains, according to research released five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, the sector’s deadliest industrial accident on …

Codes of Conduct

Someone keeps taking bites out of raw Sainsbury’s pizza

<b>Is a mysterious pizza addict taking massive bites out of uncooked Sainsbury’s pizzas before they hit the shelves?</b><p>It may sound too weird to be true, …

Sainsbury'S

If a wave of automation is coming, which countries are best prepared?

Robots are coming for all our jobs, right? It can be hard not to feel that way given the pace of automation. But if it really is inevitable, are we doing anything to prepare for it? Enter the Automation Readiness Index; a research project put together by The Economist and funded by Swiss robotics …

Sainsbury'S

Does touching raw meat freak you out?

The U.K. has a packaging-to-pan solution.<p>The U.K. grocery chain Sainsbury’s has a new type of packaging for raw meat, one that allows home cooks to …

Healthy Recipes

Primark And Asos Are Becoming More Transparent About Who Makes Their Clothes

Amazon, Anthropologie and Sainsbury's Tu were among those who scored lowest in the Fashion Transparency Index.<p>Asos, Wrangler and Primark are among …

Lifestyle (UK)

Myer CEO: John King, former boss of UK department store House of Fraser to run Aussie chain

MYER has headed overseas for new leadership blood, ­recruiting the former head of British department store chain House of Fraser as its new chief …

Sainsbury'S

Aldi launch exact replica of Old El Paso mexican range - but for half the price

Aldi are becoming well-known for their array of own-brand versions of luxury products, and their latest lookalike is no different.<p>Mexican fans, get …

Personal Finance (UK)

Taste test: from falafels to ice cream, the best vegetarian and vegan snacks

Meera Sodha rates high street sandwiches, pasta, burgers and more<p>Vegan sandwiches<p><b>Pret a Manger curried chickpea and chutney</b><i><br>£2.99, pret.co.uk</i><br>This is my new favourite sandwich: lovely crunchy chickpeas, super fresh leaves, excellent condiments, and not too soggy or dry.<br>★★★★★<p><b>Tesco Wicked Kitchen</b> …

Lifestyle (UK)

The 20 best vegan wines

With more choices available in supermarkets and online than ever before, the Observer’s wine writer selects the pick of the bunch<p>In one sense, defining a vegan or vegetarian wine is easy. They’re wines made without the use of, respectively, animal or meat products. But herbivores and carnivores …

Lifestyle (UK)

Former spy codenamed 'Gordon' identified as Russian assassin believed to be connected to Salisbury poisonings

Counter terror police have ­identified a Russian assassin ­believed to be connected to the Salisbury ­poisonings.<p>In a sensational new development the …

Russia

Sainsbury's is making big changes to Nectar points - and shoppers may be worse off

One of the biggest supermarkets in Birmingham is changing your loyalty points.<p>Sainsbury's, which operates multiple stores across the city, is making …

Birmingham, UK

Brexit: No deal will be 'disastrous' for food and drinks industry, MPs warn

Failing to secure a free trade deal after Brexit will be “disastrous” for Britain’s £28bn processed food and drinks industry and must be avoided at …

United Kingdom

If you want to be a cool mum, you’ll need to hop on the food baby name trend

Still not sure what to name your kiddo? Uninspired by the trends of Ikea names, ancient names, or 90s names?<p>You might want to look in your cupboard …

Food

Sainsbury’s is changing Nectar points — and this is how you’ll lose out

SAINSBURY’S shoppers have been dealt a blow after the super-market announced rewards will be slashed for all but its loyal and organised customers.<p>It …

eCommerce

'I dreamed of a better life' - How one man went from £4 an hour at McDonalds to being worth millions

“I dreamed of a better life. And, for me, that life was in England.”<p>Rupesh Thomas grew up obsessed with everything English, from the cold weather to …

Personal Finance (UK)

Britain hits the shops as barbecue-friendly weather arrives

Heatwave boosts supermarkets and fashion stores with sales of sandals, sun lotion and ice-cream soaring<p>The mini-heatwave that has hit much of the country has seen shoppers rushing to buy shorts, sun lotion, ice-cream and barbecue food, providing a shot in the arm for beleaguered retailers.<p>Sales of …

Business

Sainsbury's shoppers get unlimited free ice cream in self-service till glitch

Shoppers have been enjoying the warmer weather by grabbing as many as 36 tubs of ice cream for the price of one - thanks to a Sainsbury's store …

Ice Cream

Less booze, more fruit: a wine revolution

Unlike high abvs and their soft, ripe flavours, lower-alcohol wines lend themselves to sharp fruit flavours that pair brilliantly with food<p>I recently took part in a debate about alcohol in wine and the effect it has on the way it tastes. It’s obviously part of what makes wine what it is, but the …

Lifestyle (UK)

Bristol Sainsbury's shoppers will be urged to ditch ‘unneeded plastics’ during day of action

Shoppers are being urged to ditch plastics during protests at supermarkets this weekend.<p>Organisers hope to swamp stores with ‘unneeded plastics’ …

Sustainability

How much you should spend to get a good bottle of rosé, according to wine experts

It’s spring and the UK is experiencing a heat wave which can only mean one thing: Rosé all day.<p>From frosé cocktails to gummy sweets, chocolate and …

Rosé

Market creates ‘touch-free chicken’ for millennials scared of raw meat

If handling raw meat in the kitchen gives you — or your favorite millennial — the heebie-jeebies, a new touch-free product may be the answer to your …

Offbeat News

6 of the best salad dressings, put to the test

All this sunshine calls for leafy, alfresco salad days. Of course, you may prefer to make your own dressing up as you go along (sometimes, all that’s needed is a squeeze of lemon and a dash of olive oil) – but these bottled wonders will add sass to the simplest of salads, depending on your mood.<p>The …

Food

French MPs ban 'misleading' vegetarian food products

Vegetarian sausages, vegan bacon, soya steaks and other vegetable-based meat substitutes will be no more in France after lawmakers agreed on Thursday to ban them for misleading consumers.<p>Under the measure proposed by MP and farmer Jean-Baptiste Moreau, vegetarian food producers will no longer have …

Vegetarian Food

The best beer and cider keg deals at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda and Amazon

The sun is out and UK supermarkets are stocking their shelves with the latest beer, cider and alcohol offers.<p>The launch of a £15 Strongbow Dark …

Manchester

Lorry fire at Sainsbury's roundabout in Chester causing heavy traffic

A fire involving a refuse wagon is causing congestion at the Sainsbury’s roundabout in Chester.<p>The incident at Great Boughton was reported about …

Chester, UK

NHS staff more reliant on payday loans than any other organisation's workers

Employees of the National Health Service are among those most likely to rely on payday loans, according to an index looking at the British corporations whose staff struggle to make ends meet.<p>NHS staff nationwide applied for more payday loans than any other organisation’s workers. On a regional …

Finance

The cheapest Spring school uniforms at Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, M&S and more

It finally feels like Spring and that means shorts, skirts and summer shirts and blouses will replace the thicker, warmer school uniform.<p>UK …

eCommerce

Key Aussie trio facing relegation

All three are currently on the brink of club relegation, a fact Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan aren't completely assured of denying yet either.<p>Trent …

Sport (Australia)