The Panama Papers, squirming politicians, Sainsbury’s acquisition of Argos, taking your dog to work and the supermarket and Storm Gertrude. Jonathan Owen’s monthly round-up of the news is here.
Fictional East-end villains, Tesco suppliers and that £240 million accounting scandal
Christmas trading results confirmed the inexorable move to online plus another problem for struggling retailers
Poor High Street sales results, competition from the Germans, early sales, drastic high street discounting but record online sales. Where does this leave loss-making ‘discretionary’ services like markets?
Jonathan Owen discusses the supermarket milk war and the reasons behind it. Plus, what happens when ‘unexpected items’ appear in supermarket bagging areas
The July budget, described as ‘a budget for working people’ was disappointing for small businesses. Meanwhile the Germans played a game of blink – and lost.
We look at the trials and tribulations of supermarket turnover, Aldi’s continued expansion and codes of practice
We highlight a major flaw in the UK planning system – the practice of ‘land banking’ future development sites by supermarkets
London markets are providing an astonishing example of how good markets successfully adapt to their constraints and circumstances.