Spring Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak considers lower alcohol duty for pubs than supermarkets

Boris Johnson today revealed Rishi Sunak is considering rolling out lower rates of alcohol duty for pubs than for supermarkets as the Chancellor prepares to unveil his Budget on March 3.  Tory MPs have urged the Government to treat pubs differently to large retailers to stop them being ‘undercut by cheap supermarket booze’.  Mr Johnson said … Read more

Supermarkets in Wales face tougher coronavirus rules

Supermarkets in Wales will be legally required to provide hand sanitiser to shoppers and limit the number of people in stores or face FINES Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced tougher rules for supermarkets All open retailers will be legally required to provide shoppers with hand sanitiser They will also be required to make sure … Read more

Boris Johnson warns EU he ‘won’t hesitate’ to bypass Brexit rules to keep NI supermarkets stocked

Boris Johnson sent a clear warning to the EU that he would bypass Brexit trade rules between Britain and Northern Ireland as he blamed ‘bureaucracy’ for empty supermarket shelves in Ulster. The Prime Minister said ‘teething problems’ were to blame for a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in Ulster in the past weeks – … Read more

Supermarkets demand urgent action over Brexit red tape

The UK’s supermarkets have told Government urgent intervention is needed to prevent more disruption to Northern Ireland‘s food supplies. Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Depleted shelves have been seen in several supermarkets in the early days of the new year … Read more

Sainsbury’s joins Morrisons as they reinstate bouncers outside supermarkets

Sainsbury’s today joined Morrisons in reinstating bouncers outside supermarkets to enforce mask wearing as police said they lacked the manpower to enforce the rules.  Morrisons said it would ban shoppers who refused to wear a mask without a medical reason, while Sainsbury’s said guards would ‘challenge’ flouters.  Britain’s policing minister Kit Malthouse said police would … Read more

Click and collect could be banned everywhere apart from supermarkets

Click and collect could be banned everywhere apart from supermarkets amid fears customers are passing the virus in queues Click and collect services may be limited to just supermarkets in rule tightening Cabinet subcommittee discussed scaling back collection at non-essential retail Morrisons and Sainsbury’s pledge to ban people not wearing masks in stores Also reported … Read more

Supermarkets stung drivers with above-average fuel price hikes in December

Supermarkets accused of stinging drivers with above-average fuel price hikes in December The wholesale price of petrol and diesel rose by 1p-a-litre in December However, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco increased fuel prices by 3p per litre Only Asda matched the wholesale increase and was by far the cheapest to fill up RAC said retailers were … Read more

Supermarkets accused of fleecing motorists during festive season

Supermarkets accused of fleecing motorists over the festive season by stinging them with above-average fuel price hikes in December The wholesale price of petrol and diesel rose by 1p-a-litre in December However, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco increased fuel prices by 3p per litre Only Asda matched the wholesale increase and was by far the cheapest … Read more

UK weather: Supermarkets CANCEL online food deliveries amid heavy snow and ice

Supermarkets have been forced to cancel online food deliveries after heavy snow and ice brought travel chaos to areas of Britain amid concerns temperatures could plunge to -10C overnight. Drivers were urged to stay off the roads with treacherous conditions predicted by the AA if thawing snow turns to ice overnight, with Britons in some … Read more

Baffled shoppers discover supermarkets are ALREADY selling chocolate eggs just days after Christmas

Shell shocked! Shoppers spot Easter eggs are ALREADY on supermarket shelves – even though there are still four months to go Baffled shoppers have reported seeing chocolate eggs on display in UK shops Easter is on April 4 next year, they are on sale four months before the holiday   Some reported spotting the seasonal chocolate on … Read more