Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain and Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler asked the competition regulator to fast-track its probe into their planned £3.5bn merger.
E-commerce giant Amazon said on Friday that it had agreed to buy Whole Foods, the upmarket grocery chain in a $13.7bn (£10.7bn) deal.
John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods, attacked one of the health-focused US supermarket chain’s biggest investors, Jana Partners as “greedy bastards” on Thursday.
German-owned retailer Aldi is now Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, according to industry data released today by research firm Kantar Worldpanel.
Sir Ken Morrison died today aged 85, the Yorkshireman who took his father’s small Bradford-based grocery chain with an annual turnover of £50,000 and turned it into the UK’s fourth biggest supermarket worth £13bn (£16.4bn).