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Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is gearing up to take on his local Tesco when he opens a small grocery store in the Devon town of Axminster in three weeks time.
Norfolk retailer Nigel Dowdney has taken the battle for the high street right to the heart of the enemy by joining other protestors at Tesco's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Local retailers in Highams Park, East London, are rejoicing after Tesco lost a fight to build a colossal mixed-use development in their area.
Managers and staff at Tesco Express stores have been told to spend one day a year working in their local neighbourhoods after what the supermarket says is customer demand for more community-based activity from its stores.
Eight out of 10 independent retailers believe their store plays an active grass-roots role in the community which multiple supermarket chains cannot match, according to an exclusive survey.
Members of the Co-operative Group and United Co-operatives have given the thumbs up to the long-awaited merger of the two societies, resulting in a major management shake-up.
Co-ops, multiples and symbols are performing well in the c-store market according to IGD's latest report
Tesco is continuing its march into the convenience sector by appealing for new stores with space of 3,500-5,000sq ft through a press advert.
The Co-operative Group has been presented with a Queen's Award in recognition of its business practices including its position on Fairtrade products.
Southern Co-op is offering a number of grants to local groups and good causes through its Foundation Community Award Scheme.
Tesco has incurred the wrath of Camden council bosses and local residents by flouting parking rules when delivering to its stores in the London borough.
Co-operatives are overcoming some tough trading conditions and producing market-beating performances.
Asda has been fined £42,500 for stocking scores of out-of-date products at three Cardiff stores.
The Co-operative Group is to phase out the sale of traditional light bulbs and instead offer an improved range of energy-efficient alternatives.
Asda has been fined £18,000 for allowing mice to mess in chocolate at its Clapham Junction store in South London.
The Co-operative Group is to open a convenience store in Manchester, its first in its home town.
A merger between the Co-operative Group and United Co-op to create the world's largest consumer co-operative looks almost certain to go ahead after both boards gave the deal the green light.
Tesco in control of 21 areas
A Tesco Express has had its licence suspended for 28 days for selling alcohol to under-18s.
United Co-operative bosses have set the society a target of 50 new stores for 2007.
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