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Lidl rises up UK supermarket ranks

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Discount retailer Lidl GB has pipped Co-op to sixth place in UK supermarket rankings for first time Discount retailer Lidl GB has overtaken the Co-op to become the UK’s sixth largest supermarket for the first time, according to Kantar grocery data. Based on grocery figures […]

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Lidl to become UK’s highest-paying supermarket

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Lidl has announced pay rises from March next year, which it says will make it the UK’s highest-paying supermarket. It will increase its minimum pay for employees outside London to £10.10 an hour, with rates of up to £11.40 for more experienced workers. Higher rates […]

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Tesco sells Polish supermarket business

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Tesco has agreed to sell its business in Poland as it continues to scale back its international operations. The UK supermarket giant is selling its 301-store Polish business to Danish retail group Salling Group for £181m. It said the sale would allow it to focus […]

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Lidl targets 1,000 stores by 2023

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Accelerated expansion plans could see German discounter eat further into Big Four’s market share Lidl plans to accelerate its UK store openings and take its total to 1,000 by 2023, The Sunday Times has reported. This is the latest bold plan from the retailer, which […]

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Sainsbury’s hit by store closure costs

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Profits at Sainsbury’s have been almost wiped out for the first half of the year after being hit by costs relating to store closures. In September, Sainsbury’s said it would shut a number of stores, including many Argos outlets as it moves the brand into […]