Sainsbury’s and Asda, the UK’s second and third largest supermarket chains, are currently in the middle of merger talks. If the merger goes ahead, the two businesses combined would have a 31.4 per...

The UK government has officially launched its traffic light labelling system, which has been subject to much debate over the past year. The red, yellow and green labels have been officially released by...

Senior food industry executives from companies including Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Asda have headed to the picturesque UK town of Windsor for this year’s Food and Drink Innovation Dialogue...

UK retailer Asda has extended its “price guarantee” to refund the difference to consumers if it is not 10% cheaper than its main rivals.Around 15,000 products listed by independent price checker...

Ajinomoto has defended its artificial sweetener product aspartame, of which the Japan-based food group is the largest supplier, and questioned the potential of natural sweetener stevia. Critics have long...

UK retailer Asda said it is “working hard behind on the scenes” on plans for its Netto stores, as it awaits approval from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for the purchase.Asda paid GBP778m...

Asda has struck a deal to buy the UK stores of discount chain Netto, as part of the Wal-Mart subsidiary’s bid to run smaller stores in the country.The GBP778m (US$1.13bn) will lead to the UK’s...

Retail giant Wal-Mart has posted a 5.9% increase in revenues, as strong international sales offset slower growth in the US.The company said yesterday (18 May) that first-quarter sales climbed to US$99.1bn. Sales...

The appointment of long-time Asda executive Andy Clarke as chief executive of the supermarket operator suggests that US parent Wal-Mart is seeking strategic continuity at its UK arm, despite recent admissions...

Last week Asda fired the final shot in the supermarket price wars with a worldwide first that harnesses the power of the internet to guarantee the lowest price to its shoppers. The Asda Price Guarantee...