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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it […]

Comcast outbids Murdoch’s Fox with £30bn bid for Sky

US cable giant Comcast has submitted the highest bid in the auction for broadcaster Sky, valuing the company at more than £30bn. Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s Fox in a rare blind auction process set by the UK’s Takeover Panel. The firm’s chairman and chief executive said it was “a great day for Comcast”. Sky has […]

Uber move to acquire Deliveroo hits rival Just Eat’s share price

Just Eat’s share price has fallen to a one-year low following reports that Uber is in early-stage talks to buy rival UK food delivery firm Deliveroo. Just Eat’s shares fell 5.5% to 669.4p, the lowest since September last year. Bloomberg reported that Uber was in discussions to buy Deliveroo for several billion dollars. Uber declined to […]

Tesco’s new discount chain Jack’s takes on Aldi and Lidl head on

Tesco has as expected unveiled its new discount chain called Jack’s that aims to tackle the rising threat posed by German rivals Aldi and Lidl. The first store is in a mothballed former Tesco store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Another outlet in Immingham, Lincolnshire also opens on Thursday. Between 10 and 15 stores are planned for […]

Sainsbury’s-Asda deal faces investigation from competition and markets authority

The £15bn merger between supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Asda is to be subjected to an in-depth competition investigation, it has been announced. The Competition and Markets Authority said the deal “raises sufficient concerns to be referred for a more in-depth review”. The CMA undertook an initial review of the deal, which would create a business taking £1 […]

New research shows customers being alienated by too much contact and lack of relevance

AI-powered customer marketing platform, Ometria, today launches new research into the state of retailers’ communication with UK consumers. The findings highlight the urgent need for retailers to change their marketing outreach or risk alienating their customers. 75% of people feel most retailers don’t understand their interests: the few retailers that are getting this right are […]

New media research by GlobalWebIndex reveals valuable untapped TV audience

New research by the International Television Research Group (inTV) and GlobalWebIndex has identified an untapped TV audience of 112.5 million consumers who are frequent consumers of international TV channels, but who fall outside of the top income segment that advertisers usually target through ad campaigns on international TV channels. International TV channels (i.e. those that […]

RECORD NUMBER OF FINALISTS ANNOUNCED AT THE 2018 ENGAGE AWARDS – THE ONLY CUSTOMER AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS PROGRAMME

Engage Business Media’s 2018 Engage Awards programme has broken records across the board with more categories, more finalists, and more entries deliberated over by more judges than ever before. For this year’s competition EBM are delighted to announce that we have a record number of deserving Engage Awards finalists across 19 categories selected by our esteemed […]