Amazon prepares to deliver fresh food across UK –

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Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons continue to butt heads in an intense price war as cheaper rivals Aldi and Lidl continue to entice shoppers with their low prices. 

Sainsbury’s has reported a fall in underlying pre-tax profits to £587m from £681m for the year to March 12, which it blamed on falling food prices. Like-for-like sales dipped by 0.9pc during the year.

Sainsbury’s, which has 601 supermarkets and 773 convenience shops in the UK, said that while it expects consumers to shop more often in convenience stores and online, it still anticipates “the supermarket will remain the most popular destination for customers”. 

Amazon Fresh is the latest in a series Amazon has made to expand into convenient household delivery, following the launch of its Dash Button ordering service in the US. A small electronic device, the Dash Button is designed to automatically re-order supplies of a specific product, like Tide washing powder or Huggies nappies, from the site when pressed for next day delivery.

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    Amazon prepares to deliver fresh food across UK –