Japan's supermarket sales fell 1.8% in 2019 amid tax hike

Business Jan 24, 2020

Japan's supermarket sales fell 1.8% in 2019 amid tax hike

Supermarket sales in 2019 fell 1.8 percent from the previous year on a same-store basis, down for the fourth consecutive year, affected by the consumption tax hike on Oct. 1 and unfavorable weather, an industry body said Thursday. Sales at 10,550 supermarkets, including newly opened ...

U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

World Aug 22, 2019

U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude." Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude" campaigns are already ...

Business Apr 30, 2018

Sainsbury grocer to add Asda in $10 Billion deal with Walmart

U.K. grocer J Sainsbury PLC plans to buy Walmart Inc.'s Asda in a £7.3 billion ($10 billion) deal that would transform the country's supermarket industry and leave the U.S. retailer as the combined company's biggest shareholder. Sainsbury will pay Walmart £2.98 billion in cash and ...