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'Frisco votes to ban the bag

News

29th March, 2007

The local council in San Francisco, California, has set a precedent by becoming the first US city to vote to ban large supermarkets from handing out plastic bags, Reuters has reported. more...
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The Battle Against Tesco

News

30th January, 2007

The battle of local communities against Tesco is much larger than first thought with over 80 local campaigns against the supermarket. more...
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Competition Commission goes softly softly on Tesco

News

23rd January, 2007

The Competition Commission - the government body charged with investigating whether companies are stifling competition within markets - has published its 'emerging thinking' document on the actions of the major supermarkets. more...
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Tesco demolishes Co-Op store

News

17th January, 2007

Tesco is bulldozing a Co-Op supermarket in Slough despite being ordered to sell it to a rival by the Office of Fair Trading.
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Plastic Bag

The perils of plastic amnesia

Matthew Carmichael

1st November, 2006

Convenient, flimsy, costly, cynical, manipulative, wasteful, deadly...we'll never forget the plastic bag more...
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Roadkill Chef

Paul Kingsnorth

1st June, 2006

‘OK then,’ I say to Fergus, with a challenge in my voice, ‘what about badger?’ ‘Badger?’ says Fergus, his eyes on the road as he drives me into the Kent countryside. ‘Many times. There’s no rhyme or reason to badger. Sometimes it tastes really gamey and uriney, even if it’s fresh. It can be excellent though.’ I look at him as he drives. He’s definitely serious. more...
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Supermarkets: The naked truth

The Ecologist

15th January, 2006

The Ecologist September 2004 issue caused a sensation with its report on supermarkets: From the chemicals in a bagged salad to the destruction of local shops the report reveals all the facts the supermarkets don't want you to know...
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Special Report Supermarkets: Bread

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Supermarket in-store bakeries are nothing but bogus ‘retail theatre’ more...
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Permanent Global Summertime

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

As the supermarket doors glide open there they are – cosmetically perfect, irresistibly firm, brilliantly coloured fruit and vegetables. And yet, when you get them home, they taste of nothing. Is it the way you cooked them, or have you just selected badly? No, you’ve been conned. more...
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Ready Meals

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

No European country is as reliant on supermarkets for its food shopping as Britain. It is no coincidence that the UK also has the worst eating habits in Europe. more...
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Bagged salads

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Fresh, convenient, versatile or overpriced leaves soaked in pesticides and produced by slave labour? more...
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The great British supermarket sandwich

The Ecologist

1st September, 2004

Supermarket take-away sandwiches - are they such a great step forward? more...

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My Big Welcome

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Joanna Blythman describes how she infiltrated the employee-conditioning process of Asda, subjecting herself to its brain-melting mix of Maoist self-criticism and revivalist-style fervour more...
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Beware the buyer

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Supermarkets are keen to portray themselves as loyal and supportive business partners, nurturing suppliers in their quest for the best deal for consumers. more...
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Special Report Supermarkets: checkout

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

I had always wondered what it was like to work at a supermarket checkout. So when I stumbled upon an article about a Tesco scheme called Twist – short for Tesco Week In Store Together – I took my chance. more...
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Farmed Cod

Tom Hargreaves

1st September, 2003

Already on sale in some British supermarkets, is farmed cod really the long-term solution to the problem of declining wild populations.
By Tom Hargreaves
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The GM stance of the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets

Will Acker

30th November, 1999

All he wanted to know was what the policies of the ‘big four’ supermarkets were for GM foods. But what Will Acker got was the big supermarket runaround…
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