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The founders of the Oxford Food Bank, David Cairns and Robin Aitken, storing some of the food they salvage from supermarkets and food distributors that would otherwise go to waste. Photograph: Mark Hennessy/The Irish Times

The morning supply run from the Oxford Food Bank to dozens of charities had just left, leaving behind a few trays of apricots, Greek olives, lettuces,(...)

Despite the profit fall Morrisons is paying an interim dividend of 4.03 pence, up 5 per cent and confirmed a commitment to pay a full-year dividend of not less than 13.65 pence

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Britain’s fourth largest grocer, posted a 51 per cent slump in first-half profit, hurt by its move to cut prices to counter(...)

Tesco shares fell to a 10-year low last week as ratings agency S&P cut its credit rating from BBB+ to BBB.

Dave Lewis, the Unilever executive being brought in to turn around the troubled Tesco group, does not start his new job until October 1st. But there’s(...)

The move underlines the increasing threat of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK. They have consistently been among Britain’s fastest-growing supermarkets, and have been winning more affluent customers.

Sainsbury, the British supermarket chain known for its relatively upmarket image, is to enter the fast-growing hard discount sector, through a joint v(...)

Trading has slumped in a number of European markets including Ireland

Tesco boss Philip Clarke vowed to win back shoppers with millions of pounds of price cuts after a second year of falling profits cast doubt on (...)

Warren Scott (left) of Quintessential Brands Group with Aidan Tallon CFO of  First Ireland Spirits at the announcement of the acquisition. Photograph: Thomas Nolan.

The UK drinks distributor Quintessential Brands plans to build a visitor centre in Abbeyleix following its purchase yesterday of First Ireland (...)

British grocer J Sainsbury’s nine-year run of quarterly sales growth came to an end on Tuesday.

British grocer J Sainsbury’s nine-year run of quarterly sales growth has come to an end, underlining the pressure on the industry as a battle (...)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, which has been losing market share to discounters Aldi and Lidl and lagged rivals in entering fast-growing online and convenience store markets, said its profits would more than halve this year

Britain’s Wm Morrison Supermarkets sparked talk of an industry price war today after it posted its lowest profit for five years and said it wou(...)

A day after Irish figures suggested a slight improvement in Irish retail sales at the end of the year, the dire state of the UK “high street” was laid(...)

Applicants now may be interviewed to check their suitability for disability badges, while higher-quality, harder-to-forge badges are now issued centrally, not locally. Photograph: Getty

British motorists can be a grumpy lot. Some complaints are justified, some are not. On a long list, the abuse of disabled parking bays in supermarkets(...)

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