Guest blog: Supply Chain Consequences of Supermarket Mergers

Since their acquisition of Argos back in 2016, it seems Sainsburys have been left with an insatiable appetite for more; and as we approach mid-year 2018, the FMCG retailer has revealed plans to merge with their supposedly regarded rivals, north of the wall; Asda.

Following the successful integration of Argos into Sainsbury’s stores two years previous, many may now question whether the true purpose of this strategy was more advanced, than to seemingly provide consumers with added value, and a more convenient in-store customer-experience.

 

The UK's 15: food waste

Generations of British children were brought up believing that food waste was morally and economically wrong. But it would appear that the misgivings of the post-war generation have not carried on into our modern times of plenty; though the problem is no longer simply a domestic one.