Morrisons reveals growth ‘well ahead’ of rivals

Author: By Kelly Macnamara, Press Association

The supermarket chain said like-for-like sales, excluding fuel and VAT, were
up 4.3 per cent in the 13 weeks to 1 November, a slowdown from the previous
period as falling food inflation took its toll.

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Councils blame supermarkets for £1.8bn cost of excess packaging

Author: By Rachel Shields

Local authority leaders claimed that recycling efforts are being undermined and argued that retailers should be forced to reveal publicly the amount of packaging they produce; rubbish that is adding millions of pounds to people’s tax bills. They have written to Hilary Benn, the Secretary of State for the Environment, calling for the information to be published every three months so shoppers can “see hard evidence to back up supermarkets’ claims that they are taking the problem of packaging seriously”. Although supermarkets record the amount of packaging they use with the Government’s waste reduction body, Wrap, only three stores ? Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer – responded to requests by the Local Government Association (LGA) for the details to be made public.

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Margareta Pagano: This Pi man is no square, and he’s livid over EU rules

As one of the most influential operators in the private- equity industry, he’s
not short on contacts or informed opinion. For the uninitiated, Giampaolo
runs Pi Capital, a liaison of 300 or so of the most important wealthy
investors in the UK. They include Lastminute founder Brent Hoberman, Alchemy
boss Jon Moulton, and Sir Stuart Rose of Marks & Spencer ? as well as
some of Europe’s top industrialists and most secretive hedge-fund
financiers.

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