Tesco Extra in Saughton, Edinburgh

The decline of Tesco: how did the world beater end up in crisis?

Tesco supermarket is being squeezed by discount retailers but its crisis is being felt firmly in the North East

Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie founders of Cuckoo, a muesli-based breakfast pot

Newcastle University graduate launches business of healthy breakfast snacks with her best friend

Lucy Wright and best friend Anna Mackenzie launched their own muesli brand Cuckoo and sold their first pot in Selfridges

Kitty Hope on TV's Sweets made Simple

Sweet success for Sunderland's Kitty Hope after blood, sweat and tears

A childhood dream has come true for one Sunderland businesswoman after a lot of blood, sweat and tears

Tesco is the dominant supermarket across the UK

Which supermarket is winning the battle for North East shoppers?

New data shows a surprising result in Newcastle of who is winning the battle for your weekly shop

ASDA Store

Asda will cut 200 jobs in new five-year plan

Asda is to cut around 200 jobs as it forges a new five-year plan to tackle increasing competition from rival supermarkets and discounting giants

Marks & Spencer

Major UK supermarkets will reveal food waste

Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, as well as Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and the Co-operative, will collectively release regular updates on the amount of food thrown out by stores from early next year


Aldi and Lidl increase market share over Christmas period

Aldi and Lidl dramatically increased their market share over the Christmas period as £1 in every £14 in grocery spending went to the discount retailers

An elderly person surfing the net

Tom Gutteridge: Newfangled technology difficult for the elderly

Tom Gutteridge finds out the hard way how new technology can baffle those in their senior years

Staff at Waitrose have been helping to raise funds for the Bubble Foundation

Leading supermarket raises hundreds for Bubble Foundation

The Newcastle branch of supermarket Waitrose has raised hundreds of pounds for the Bubble Foundation thanks to its Community Matters programme

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor shows true colours - black and white

STEVEN Taylor says he is all too aware of the effect that losing to Sunderland will have on his hometown.

Newcastle United goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman

Andy Woodman all too aware of Wear-Tyne derby importance

IT is not often a stern expression crosses Andy Woodman’s face, but when the conversation turns to his experience of the “big derby” he adopts a deathly serious tone.

My Place: My Christmas special

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KAREN WILSON and HANNAH DAVIES speak to some of the My Place people we’ve interviewed over the past year to discover what they’re doing for “My Christmas”.

City makes opening bid

BALLOT papers are today being sent to over 1,000 firms in Newcastle city centre to see if they want to create the region’s first Business Improvement District.

French can still give the rest a tasty lesson

WE’LL buy more Australian wine this Christmas than that of any other country.

Move to revive native breeds

BACK to British, back to breeding, back to making money, is the theme of the British Cattle Conference from January 21 to January 23, at Hawkestone Park, near Shrewsbury.

Northgate drives ahead of forecasts

THE FTSE 100 index ended the day in negative territory on Tuesday, falling by 28.5 points to close at 6536.9.

We’re getting ready to make merry

SOME people make plans for Christmas with almost military precision. Little is left to chance.

Strong line-up for Semex conference

ONE OF the biggest events in the dairy farming calendar takes place next month.

New home keeps training up to date

SOMETHING fishy is going on at North Shields as a regional seafood training centre moves to new premises.

Growth in local food to continue

FOOD produced in the North- East is set to move from a niche marketing opportunity to the mainstream of weekly shopping as major supermarkets embrace it with real commitment, industry experts said this week.


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