Tesco vows to ramp up price war against Aldi

Tesco store
Tesco store

Tesco is stepping up its price war against rival Aldi as it prepares for the coronavirus crisis to plunge the UK into deep recession.

Dave Lewis, chief executive of Tesco, said the grocer was extending its Aldi Price Match to almost 500 products and was seeking “further opportunities” in making its items more affordable.  

It came as the supermarket said it had seen net gains of customers switching from Aldi to Tesco for the first time in a decade. 

Mr Lewis said: “We are extending Aldi Price Match to nearly 500 Tesco and branded products and will continue to seek further opportunities to bring even greater everyday value to customers at this challenging time.”

He added that Tesco’s average prices were now broadly level with its Big Four competitors, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, compared with six years ago when it was 7pc more expensive. 

Neil Shah, director of

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Can Personalized Vitamins or Supplements Improve Health and Performance?

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Photo credit: FotografiaBasica – Getty Images

From Bicycling

As cyclists, we tend to be healthier than the average person, thanks to logging miles on the road, trainer sessions, and focusing on fueling workouts with smart nutrition choices. (That’s not to say we don’t indulge after a hard effort or once we cross the finish line of a goal race.) But because of this focus on nutrition, dietitians often tell cyclists to aim for whole foods—if we “eat the rainbow,” there’s really no need to supplement with vitamins.

And while that’s generally true, for some, there is a time and place when it might be beneficial to explore adding a vitamin or mineral supplement. When it comes time to choose one, it can be downright confusing, especially now that companies are rolling out “personalized” vitamins or pill packs that are catered to a specific person.

We spoke with two dietitians on

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28 Genius Side Hustles You Never Knew Existed

If the lyrics to the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” could be your autobiography, maybe it’s time to consider some unconventional ways to make money. After all, if you’re “barely gettin’ by,” you’re probably looking for creative ways to earn extra cash about now.

Whether you’re struggling to pay the bills or just looking to pad your savings account, check out some clever ways to earn a buck that are on the strange side.

Last updated: Dec. 29, 2019

1. Work as a Living Statue

Individual performance artists make money posing as living statues on street corners around the world. There are even companies like the Rhode Island-based Ten31 Productions that hire performers to work as living statues for events such as WaterFire in Providence.


2. Deliver Phone Books

It might seem hard to believe, but those old-school phone books that show up on front doorsteps are delivered by

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Sales rise, online capacity doubled, and Tesco Bank facing loss

A Tesco delivery truck in north London. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty
A Tesco delivery truck in north London. Photo: Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty

Tesco’s (TSCO.L) customers made fewer trips to the supermarket during lockdown but did bigger shops when they did visit.

Shopping frequency fell by 32% in the 13 weeks to 30 May, Tesco said on Friday, but basket size jumped by 64%.

The change coincided with lockdown being announced in the UK, which prompted the government to urge Brits to only shop once a week for essentials. The period also coincided with an outbreak of panic buying before lockdown was announced, as Brits filled store cupboards in anticipation.

Tesco said that overall sales in its first quarter rose by 8.2% in the UK and Ireland when currency fluctuations are excluded.

A cashier at a Tesco supermarket works behind a protective perspex barrier in Croydon, south London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty
A cashier at a Tesco supermarket works behind a protective perspex barrier in Croydon, south London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty

“Through a very challenging period for everyone,

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Meeting the Ever-Changing Talent Needs of Retailers and Brands

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Poured, founded in 2016, is an app that connects retailers and brands in the beauty, fashion and, food and beverage industries with freelance professionals. The positions can be temporary or seasonal as well as permanent.

It’s also a matchmaking service that fosters the growth and professional ambitions of career specialists while offering retailers and brands dedicated employees. Clients include Theory, Gucci and Celine, among others. Here, cofounders Jonny Tucker and Joe Roberts discuss their company, what sets it apart in the industry and how the talent needs in fashion and beauty is evolving — which includes the growth of pop-ups.

WWD: What was the impetus behind founding the company? What challenges did you see in the market that demand attention?

Jonny Tucker and Joe Roberts: We had worked together for many years and a lot of our dialogue would be around how difficult

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Ontario premier in favour of keeping borders closed

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

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5:45 p.m.: Bars, hotels, spas, waterparks and more open in Quebec

Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public

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Coronavirus Protection Strategies for Seniors

As the COVID-19 pandemic—caused by the novel coronavirus—has spread, expert guidance on the viral illness has evolved time and again as we learn more about it.

But one message has been clear throughout: Older adults are at increased risk for severe disease, and the older you are the more elevated your risk. Those in their 60s and 70s are at greater risk than those in their 50s, and people 85 and older are at the greatest risk, according to new information from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health experts knew early on in the outbreak that age was a significant factor: A study published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association in February looked at almost 45,000 people in China diagnosed with COVID-19. It found that almost 15 percent of those 80 and older, and 8 percent of those in their 70s, died after contracting

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Airbnb, Vrbo guests fighting for refunds after coronavirus cancellations

Evan Skowronski was supposed to stay in a Connecticut Airbnb this month with his wife after booking their stay in January.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the couple opted to cancel their trip in April. Skowronski, 53, a scientist working on infectious disease surveillance, canceled the booking outside of the company’s extenuating circumstances policy, which promises refunds or travel credits. He had been caught up in a back and forth with the company and his host in an effort to receive a refund, only just receiving it Thursday.

And Skowronski is far from alone as travelers and hosts from short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo have been stuck battling for their money back.

Emma Kaufmann, 49, is another hurt consumer. The writer and illustrator is seeking a refund of more than $1,400 after canceling her reservation for a trip to Berlin set for three weeks in June and July.

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No turning back for Florida, Texas? Why the next two weeks are ‘critical’ for US, Fauci warns

States have arrived at a crossroads that will define the coronavirus pandemic in the United States as half of the country struggles to manage rising COVID-19 cases, health experts say.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert at the National Institutes of Health, told Congress on Tuesday that the next two weeks will be “critical” in how the country addresses the surge in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona. 

Experts say states that don’t manage their case counts risk overwhelming the health care system again and infecting neighboring states that have already flattened the curve. While summer travel is expected to decline 15% from last year, AAA still projects 683 million road trips from July to September, which could spread coronavirus.

All this could happen ahead of the fall, when the coronavirus may reappear in a second wave and likely be accompanied by the flu.

‘Grave concerns’: COVID-19’s surge

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The best credit cards for new homeowners of 2020

If you just bought a house, these credit cards can make settling in a little easier.
If you just bought a house, these credit cards can make settling in a little easier.

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A new house, condo, or apartment is cause for celebration. It might also cause some financial stress, depending on how much is left in your bank account after the settlement. And the bills don’t end there. If you’re a new homeowner, you might be looking for ways to help you save money on home-related expenses after you move in. Furniture, renovations, and emergency repairs can quickly add up. 

While experts advise that people shouldn’t apply for new lines of credit before

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