In-store pub proposal: Lidl plans to integrate a public house into one of its shops

Lidl looks to open first ever in-store pub

By Alice Leader

A Lidl supermarket has lodged an application to open its first pub in one of its stores, with hope of bringing “great value assortment” to its customers.

Retail and wholesale merger: the CMA has been provisionally cleared the deal

Tesco/Booker merger given provisional green light

By Michelle Perrett

Tesco’s purchase of Booker has been provisionally cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after it indicated the deal did not raise competition concerns.

Criticism: cut-price alcohol

Trade leaders blast cheap booze deals

Licensees and trade leaders have hit out at the latest cheap supermarket deals that are offering alcohol for as little as 43p per pint in the lead-up to Christmas.