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Bargain hunter alert – this is exactly when the Little Waitrose will close down in Birmingham city centre 

25 Sep 18

Supermarket giant Waitrose Partners reveals the exact time and date that Little Waitrose in Colmore Row will close…


News
Organic yoghurts ‘among most sugary on supermarket shelves’ 

19 Sep 18

Fewer than one in 10 of all products (9%) and 2% of children’s yoghurts were classed as low in sugar…


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Asda launch huge Lego and Playmobil toy sale – here are the best deals 

18 Sep 18

The Walmart-owned supermarket giant operates stores across Birmingham…


News
Coventry bus crash: Driver ‘was shaking before fatal crash’ 

12 Sep 18

Kailash Chander struggled to punch a ticket before smashing into a supermarket, a court hears.


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Elderly bus driver ploughed into supermarket killing two people after working three consecutive 75 hour long weeks, court hears 

12 Sep 18

Prosecution says driver mistook accelerator pedal for brake.


News
Watch: Tragic Charlotte Teeling walking off hand in hand with murderer 

10 Sep 18

Tragic mum of two is filmed walking in to the Select and Save supermarket and meeting Richard Bailey…


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Lozells supermarket fined after store worker’s hand was mutilated in meat slicer 

6 Sep 18

A metal safety guard had not been fitted to the machine…


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Tesco formally warns veteran worker, 54, for using staff discount to buy washing powder for colleague 

3 Sep 18

The majority of towns in Birmingham and the Black Country are home to the UK’s biggest supermarket…


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Ex-Tesco supermarket worker shares 10 things which annoy staff most 

28 Aug 18

The majority of towns in Birmingham and the Black Country are home to the UK’s biggest supermarket…


Local news
Hospice calls on Northfield and surrounding for buckets of support!  

26 Aug 18

The fabulous Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is taking over Birmingham this September with its annual ‘Big Brum Bucket’ campaign – and it’s asking local big-hearted volunteers to get on board.


FixMyStreet
Traffic light issue, 25th August 

25 Aug 18

The traffic lights at this location cause confusion to drivers using the supermarket.


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Man ‘armed with a machete’ threatens staff in Weoley Castle supermarket 

22 Aug 18

Man said to be on rampage threatening staff in Asda at Barnes Hill…


Local news
Man arrested after staff threatened with machete in store robbery 

21 Aug 18

A man was arrested yesterday after threatening supermarket staff with a machete during a robbery on Sunday (19th August).


News
Man with axe raids Co-op supermarket in Wolverhampton 

19 Aug 18

West Midlands Police said the robber took a quantity of cash before leaving the store.


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Supermarket in Erdington caught selling smuggled cigarettes and booze 

17 Aug 18

Extra Supermarket in Erdington has had its licence revoked following an investigation by city trading standards officers…


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Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day 

16 Aug 18

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket.


Local news
Planners REFUSE Aldi application for Bristol Road South, Longbridge 

2 Aug 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee have today REFUSED permission for Aldi to build a new discount supermarket on Bristol Road South in Longbridge (Thursday 2nd August).


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Aldi’s new gin range is gin-credible and they can be delivered to your door. 

31 Jul 18

What could possibly be better than a delicious and ice-cold gin and tonic during the summer time? Well, let me tell you- a delicious and ice-cold gin and tonic brought straight to your door, of course.


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Big Seven Supermarkets Plastic Bag Sales Down 86% 

29 Jul 18

Plastic bag sales in England’s ‘big seven’ supermarkets have dropped by 86% since the Government introduced its 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, helping to tackle the devastating impact of plastic waste on our environment.


Local news
Baby rescued from car in supermarket car park on hottest day of the summer 

28 Jul 18

Shoppers and staff were forced to act when a baby was left in a hot car in a supermarket car park on Thursday (26th July) – the hottest day of the year, with highs of up to 32ºC in Birmingham.


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Firefighters battle blaze as it tears through roof of Aston supermarket 

26 Jul 18

The fire broke out at 9.30pm on Wednesday…


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Supermarket shelves pictured eerily empty as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda and Tesco shoppers left fuming 

26 Jul 18

Brummies have taken to BirminghamLive’s Facebook page to have their say…


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New supermarket to bring 30 jobs to Oldbury 

26 Jul 18

A NEW food store is set to bring up to 30 new jobs to Oldbury when it opens later this year.


Blog feature
Last Day Shopping 

25 Jul 18

As you know we LOVE a supermarket of a foreign type nature …….


Local news
Workers told to reapply for jobs as Tesco looks set to replace Rubery store with new discount brand shop 

24 Jul 18

Workers at a Rubery supermarket have been given less than 4 weeks notice that their store is to close – and told they will have to reapply for jobs in a new brand discount store run by Tesco.


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Birmingham supermarket shoppers furiously complain over empty Morrisons shelves 

24 Jul 18

One supermarket shopper in Hull raised the issue, claiming his local store was continuously running out of his favourite items…


Blog feature
Our Cretan Breakfast Of Choice 

20 Jul 18

Darrell’s frequent trips to the local supermarket have brought us the most wonderful breakfasts of a Cretan type nature each morning ……..


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Tamworth lifesavers get biggest grant of the year from shoppers’ community cash chest 

19 Jul 18

TAMWORTH’S emergency first responder team has received a significant injection of cash after food shoppers in the town gave up their loyalty rewards to support the life-saving service.


Blog feature
King Of The Lunchbox 

19 Jul 18

Bless him, when it comes to all things of a Cretan lunchbox type nature Darrell has not been found wanting.


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Knife-wielding pair carry out armed robbery at supermarket in Shenstone 

18 Jul 18

Two men armed with knives have robbed a shop in Shenstone.


Local news
It’s not just mums that go to Iceland! – Supermarket gives discount for Emergency Services 

17 Jul 18

The British supermarket chain are saying a big ‘thank you’ to employees of the Police, Fire Service, NHS, Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard and RNLI for everything that they do.


Blog feature
Testing time 

12 Jul 18

Tune in tonight to see DZG keepers munching on marmalade in a taste test for a hit BBC food show about cutting costs.


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Supermarket sweep! Trolley dash for baby products and staff member assaulted in latest Caught on Camera 

8 Jul 18

Do you recognise anyone in the latest Caught on Camera gallery…


News
Supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over listeria outbreak fears 

6 Jul 18

SIX of the UK’s most popular supermarkets have been forced to recall various frozen vegetable products due to concerns over possible listeria contamination.


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Co-op armed robbers batter supermarket staff during raid 

5 Jul 18

Robbery took place at the Co-operative Store in Turves Green…


Local news
Police investigate armed robbery at Alvechurch store 

3 Jul 18

From West Mercia Police: West Mercia Police is appealing for information following an armed robbery in a supermarket on The Square, Alvechurch on Sunday (1 July).


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Police hunt supermarket armed robbers – including one wearing skull mask 

3 Jul 18

The robbery happened late on Sunday night on The Square in Alvechurch…


FixMyStreet
Rubbish on private land adjacent to public footpath may be a health hazard., 1st July 

1 Jul 18

The car park at the supermarket on the corner of Villa Road and Heathfield Road is used as a dumping site for all sorts of rubbish.


FixMyStreet
Piles of black bags and other rubbish on pavement adjacent to supermarket car park., 1st July 

1 Jul 18

This corner of Villa Road and Heathfield Road is a constant fly-tipping site.


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Aldi unveils plans for next store in Birmingham – with dozens of new jobs 

30 Jun 18

Former carpet showroom site to be demolished for new supermarket…


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Birmingham Waitrose store sold to the Co-op in shock supermarket switch 

27 Jun 18

Birmingham city centre’s Waitrose store is set to have a surprise new owner…


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Waitrose to close stores – including one in Birmingham 

27 Jun 18

Waitrose will exit four convenience shops and one small supermarket…


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How to shop in Birmingham’s plastic-free supermarket 

22 Jun 18

Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.


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Watch Free Radio’s Lovdev on hilarious ‘supermarket sweep’ trolley dash in Morrisons for BrumFeeds foodbank campaign 

20 Jun 18

The Birmingham Breakfast Show presenter goes wild in the aisles at the Five Ways supermarket…


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Zero waste supermarket The Clean Kilo has opened in Digbeth to the delight of environmentalists. 

19 Jun 18

The Clean Kilo opened on Saturday (16/06) at their Digbeth location on Gibb Street, to an extremely enthusiastic crowd wanting to support the zero waste supermarket that prides itself on using as little plastic as possible and invites customers to …


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21-year-olds baffled as Birmingham supermarkets ask for ID to buy Lucozade 

19 Jun 18

Remarkably, hundreds of shoppers have been left baffled after being asked to show ID…


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Birmingham’s first plastic free supermarket has opened – here’s what we found inside 

17 Jun 18

The Clean Kilo in Digbeth is the city’s first zero waste supermarket and when we got there people were queuing…


Business
Racking Protection – Column Guards Large Retailer 

14 Jun 18

Racking Protection – Column Guards Large
Retailer We at Welded Presswork (1982) Ltd are delighted to announce
that we have won a contract to provide column guards for a large distribution
hub for one of the major supermarket retailers.


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Couple who won £1million on the Euromillions return to Lichfield store where they bought lucky ticket 

14 Jun 18

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.


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How banned Pak supermarket bosses in Birmingham were caught 

13 Jun 18

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy Industrial Strategy has since accepted disqualification…







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