Six positive ways drones can be used

Peter Pugh, 75, was walking home through Titchwell Marshes when the tide came in. He said he attempted to swim to the next field, but was blocked by dense reed beds. Twenty-two hours after he went missing, a police drone recorded footage of Mr Pugh. He was up to his armpits in water. Police said […]

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March 15, 2019

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Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?

Analysing the decisions we make in the supermarket can help us understand the choices we make in other areas of our lives. Shaped by our choices To explore shoppers’ decision-making, we collected more than a million till receipts from one of the UK’s major supermarket chains over several years. Unsurprisingly, we discovered that people’s purchases […]

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March 12, 2019

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Supermarket mega-merger faces crunch decision

Richard Lim, chief executive of research consultancy Retail Economics, says the “biggest driver here is about scale”. For example, by combining their businesses, the firms can push for the lowest prices from suppliers. The idea is that if one supermarket is paying 10p for a tin of beans, while the other is paying 11p, both […]

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March 1, 2019

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M&S and Ocado in home delivery deal talks

Its agreement also gives Ocado the right to use the Waitrose brands on its website and on its fleet of more than 700 vans. Chief executive, Tim Steiner, said earlier this month that the arrangement with Waitrose prevented it from supplying own label products from another leading UK grocery retailer. M&S said there was no […]

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March 1, 2019

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