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Keep calm and drink a lapsang souchong | Brief letters | Business

I have just returned from the supermarket, and have witnessed the empty shelves (Report, 9 March). I suggest that for the immediate future you publish the Guardian in long, narrow strips.David NapierLewes, East Sussex • I confess to panic-buying lapsang souchong tea (loose leaf, of course).Fr Chris BensonDevon • My favourite definition is the one …

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Supermarkets appeal for calm as shelves empty | World news

Britain’s leading supermarkets are pleading with customers to refrain from panic buying during the coronavirus crisis, with some already rationing items and turning new customers away to cope with demand. In a highly unusual move, all the major operators including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Ocado signed up to a letter urging customers to shop responsibly …

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Morrisons cuts prices on hundreds of items in supermarket battle | Business

Morrisons has cut the price of more than 500 everyday groceries including beef mince, coffee and biscuits as it battles to climb out of a sales slump. Industry data shows Morrisons is the worst-performing member of the big four supermarkets amid an exodus to the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl. Shares in Yorkshire-based Morrisons have …

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Supermarkets to be allowed to increase night-time deliveries | Business

Restrictions on the hours that delivery lorries can operate in built-up areas are to be relaxed in the latest step to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Top supermarket executives held a conference call with George Eustice, the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, on Monday afternoon. It was the second group call …

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Supermarkets asked to boost deliveries for coronavirus self-isolation | Business

The government has asked supermarkets to increase availability of home delivery services to help people in self-isolation with coronavirus get access to food and other essentials. Top supermarket executives held a call with George Eustice, the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs on Friday afternoon. The teleconference came after the health secretary, …

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UK supermarkets braced for stockpiling if coronavirus escalates | Business

British supermarkets are preparing for stockpiling and panic buying by consumers if the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the UK – but analysts and retailers said the sector was prepared to handle major disruption. A major outbreak could result in “panic buying, empty shelves and food riots”, according to a research note by Bruno Monteyne, an …

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Dry January boosts low-alcohol sales for UK supermarkets | Business

Supermarket sales of no- and low-alcohol beer jumped nearly 40% in January as Britons challenged themselves to a month off booze. With an estimated 4.2 million Britons embarking on the dry January challenge this year, sales of alcohol-free beer surged 37%. Demand for adult soft drinks such as premium ginger beer and tonic also rose …

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UK supermarkets move to cut antibiotic use in farming | Society

Most of the UK’s leading supermarket chains are making “significant progress” in reducing antibiotics in farming, but Iceland, Asda and Aldi have been named as falling behind in a new study. Iceland was found to be the only major chain to have no publicly available policies on antibiotic use in its supply chain and no …

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Tesco sales win out in subdued Christmas for UK supermarkets | Business

Tesco has emerged as one of the winners from a lacklustre Christmas for Britain’s biggest supermarket chains. The festive season is usually a boom time for food retailers as Britons splash out on festive fare but “subdued” consumer confidence has knocked demand this year, with Tesco leading the field with a small decline in sales …

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Argos toys slump dents Sainsbury’s Christmas sales | Business

Poor sales of toys and video games dented Argos’s performance over Christmas as the chain’s owner, Sainsbury’s, said nervous shoppers were holding on to their cash. Sales of general merchandise at the group slid nearly 4% in the 15 weeks to 4 January. Argos also lost market share in toys as it ditched its traditional …

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