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  • Morrisons: 900 jobs and 11 stores fall victim to drop in profits


    SUPERMARKET chain Morrisons announced yesterday that it will be closing 11 stores with the loss of around 900 jobs.

    The Bradford-baed chain says it has been struggling financially, after pre-tax profits for the half-year to August 2 fell 47 per cent to £126 million while...

    Friday 11th Sep 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Shops may be forced to give away leftovers


    SUPERMARKETS could be forced to donate unsold food to charities under plans to end the “scandal” of hunger proposed yesterday by Labour MP Kerry McCarthy.

    Britain produces 400,000 tons of food every year, but just 2 per cent of surplus food is redistributed.

    Now Ms...

    Thursday 10th Sep 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • Morrisons to meet farmers as milk price row escalates


    by Our News Desk

    SUPERMARKET giant Morrisons has agreed to meet farmers protesting over the price they are paid for milk tomorrow.

    Farmers for Action, chaired by Welsh farmer David Handley, have repeatedly blockaded Morrisons’s depot in Bridgwater, Somerset, in a...

    Monday 31st Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Morrisons rapped for price match


    SUPERMARKET chain Morrisons will be pulled up by the advertising watchdog today for claiming that it price-matched its budget competitors.

    The company’s TV advertising campaign starring Ant and Dec claimed that a comparable grocery shop at Morrisons would be cheaper than all its...

    Wednesday 26th Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Farmers take undercut battle to ministers


    ANGRY farmers met government ministers yesterday to discuss the future of British dairy farming following weeks of protest over the amount of produce imported by supermarkets.

    Dozens of demonstrations have taken place across the country, including milk trolley challenges and cattle...

    Tuesday 18th Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Crisis could see British food vanish from supermarkets


    BRITISH-PRODUCED food may disappear from many supermarket shelves within months due to the “crisis” facing the farming industry, a union warned yesterday.

    National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond said many farmers faced “big decisions” about whether...

    Tuesday 11th Aug 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Over 100,000 sign petition to stop food waste


    MORE than 100,000 people have urged David Cameron to force supermarkets to give wasted food to charity and offer a delivery service to the poor.

    The petition, addressed to the Prime Minister, broke the 100,000 barrier yesterday — enough to trigger a debate in Parliament.

    ...

    Tuesday 26th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Supermarkets ‘must offer job security’


    BRITAIN’S major supermarkets were urged yesterday to work with unions to secure the jobs, terms and conditions of their workforces.

    Unite has written to the bosses of nine British and Irish supermarket giants calling for a personal meeting “to explore more constructive...

    Friday 15th May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • MPs back dairy farmers on price drops


    MPs piled in on the side of Britain’s struggling dairy farmers yesterday with calls for their protection against wild price changes and new powers to fine supermarkets.

    A Commons food and rural affairs committee report into the state of the buckling industry accused the...

    Wednesday 21st Jan 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Co-op in hot water over foodbank label


    Co-operative supermarkets came under fire yesterday after a customer pictured dried and canned goods labelled as “ideal items for the food bank.”

    “It’s easy to get used to these things but a shop advertising tinned food as ‘ideal for the foodbank’...

    Saturday 13th Dec 2014

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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