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A leading retail expert has said Britain’s Big Four need to ditch larger stores and “cosy up” to discounters by locating convenience outlets next door.
Professor Heiner Evanschitzky of Aston Business School asks whether the supermarkets handle Britain’s changing shopping habits.
Tesco has taken a bit of a battering in recent months, with profits slipping and then the little matter of the £250 million profit overstatement. But although Tesco is in the spotlight, there are issues for all of the major retailers right now, as the discounters go from strength to strength and the Big Four’s choke hold on the market weakens. Harpers.co.uk spoke to some of the wine trade’s key suppliers and ex-buyers to find out their views.