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Sports Direct asked to ditch Mike Ashley

While most people are only interested in cheap trainers and sportswear when it comes to Sports Direct, there's still a soap opera bubbling away at the retailer. The company's working practices have come under a lot of fire from all angles, and now, the shareholders at Sports Direct are apparently being asked to block the…

Supermarket deals on junk, not health

The supermarkets of the UK have been heavily criticised for failing to run price promotions on healthy food, instead, cutting the price of sugary junk food and the like. Which!!! found that supermarkets had more promotions on less healthy food and drink, and are now asking businesses to fight obesity. After looking at their figures…

Hummus - more salt than 4 bags of crisps

Have you been laying off the chocolate and crisps, and feeling a bit healthier by getting stuck into healthy dips, like hummus and such? Bad news. Turns out that these dips are loaded up with salt and fat, that's why they're so much fun to eat, and some pots have got more salt than four…

Make sure you've not been charged double at IKEA

If you have shopped at IKEA recently, it would be a good idea to check your bank balance, to ensure that you haven't been charged twice. It turns out that the Swedish furniture giant has suffered from a computer glitch, which has seen a number (not all) of customers being double-charged for their purchases. A…

Pet warning for Finding Dory fans

If you're looking forward to taking your child to watch Finding Dory, or indeed, are worried for your sanity in what might end up being a children's film version of Memento, starring a forgetful fish, you need a heads-up. Why? Well, it is common for people to watch a film that stars an animal, and…

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Supermarket sales drop again

Supermarket sales drop again

Supermarkets have seen the worst set of sales in two years, with analysts pointing squarely at a spate of lousy weather, rather than life outside of the European Union. Although, the markets may still wobble over that in due course. Kantar Worldpanel say that the grocery market has dropped by 1.1% in the four weeks…

Tesco to remove some John West tuna

Tesco have said that they're going to be removing some John West tuna products over sustainability concerns. John West have failed to meet Tesco's sustainability standards, after the supermarket said that they'd only stock tuna that was caught via the pole and line method. "We wanted to take our commitments on quality sustainable tuna further,…

Starbucks to dress staff like hipsters

Do you get your coffee from the local hipster joint, where lads have beard that take 45 minutes to comb, and ladies with glasses more expensive than your entire wardrobe? Well, Starbucks want to get in on that action, and have updated their dress code so it looks a bit more 'bespoke', even if the…

Closure dates for your local BHS

If you're thinking of diving into a BHS store, and grabbing a bargain while they clear their stock, you'll need to act quickly, as they are pulling the shutters down, fast. The administrators of BHS - Duff & Phelps - have said that all BHS stores will be closed forever, within four weeks. There's still…

MPs say Green is to blame for BHS

Hands-up if you think you know what went wrong with BHS? It was rubbish and never had anything you wanted on their shelves? Well, that might be one argument, but MPs are looking specifically at the collapse, and they've said that Sir Philip Green is to blame. MPs said that Green and others "got rich"…

Sainsbury's Argos takeover is go!

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have given the green light for Sainsbury's to takeover Argos, for a whopping £1.4 billion. The CMA decided not to bother referring this move for further investigation, and now the supermarket will be able to press on with their purchase of Argos owner, the Home Retail Group. Sainsbury's think…

Sports Direct like 'a Victorian warehouse'

Sports Direct have been under a lot of scrutiny for a while now, thanks to the way their staff have been treated. A parliamentary inquiry has added to all this, saying the Mike Ashley has been running the company like a Victorian workhouse, making a business from a model that treats workers “without dignity or…

Sainsbury's launch same-day delivery

Sainsbury's are launching a same-day delivery service. They'll be testing out this new scheme at three of their supermarkets, and should they work, they'll roll it out to 30 stores by Christmas. Of course, this is a reaction to the relative success of Amazon, who have been doing same-day delivery for a while now. Seeing…

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Order booze from Deliveroo

Order booze from Deliveroo

If you've been using Deliveroo, and ordering food from your favourite restaurants, but with the added pleasure of not having to leave the house or deal with other humans, good news! They're partnering with Majestic Wines, BrewDog and a number of other independent booze merchants, so you can order alcohol straight to your door, and…

Warning over Tesco's super-hot chillis

Some people like pain. They actively seek it out. Their lives must be pretty safe to have to introduce actual danger into their routines. Some like pain 'in the evening', while some do martial arts. Others, meanwhile, like to EAT PAIN. And so, to the kind of special lunatic that likes to put vicious chilli…