Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., formerly Thuisbezorgd.nl, and Takeaway.com is an Anglo-Dutch dot-com company specialising in online food ordering and home delivery. Takeaway.com is an intermediary online portal between the customer and the restaurants, where customers can order food online from restaurants’ menus, and have it delivered by the restaurants directly to their home. Following clearance by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority on 22 April … Read more

Uber Technologies, Inc., commonly known as Uber, is an American technology company. Its services include ride-hailing, food delivery (Uber Eats), package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and, through a partnership with Lime, electric bicycle and motorised scooter rental. The company is based in San Francisco and has operations in over 900 metropolitan areas worldwide. It is one of the largest firms in the gig economy. Uber is estimated to have over 93 … Read more

Coca-Cola, or Coke, is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally marketed as a temperance drink and intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Stith Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of … Read more

McDonald’s is an American fast-food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand, and later turned the company into a franchise, with the Golden Arches logo being introduced in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. … Read more

Costa Coffee is a British coffeehouse chain and a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. It is headquartered in Dunstable, England. Costa Coffee was founded in London in 1971 by brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa as a wholesale operation supplying roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops. Acquired by Whitbread in 1995, it was … Read more

M&S Food is a brand of Marks & Spencer. M&S launched a convenience format, branded Simply Food in 2001, with the first stores opening in Twickenham and Surbiton. The stores predominantly sell food, however, some larger stores also stock a small selection of general merchandise. A number of these are run under franchise agreements: SSP … Read more

Costco Wholesale Corporation (doing business as Costco Wholesale and also known simply as Costco) is an American multinational corporation that operates a chain of membership-only (needing a membership to shop there) big-box retail stores (warehouse club). As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world’s largest retailer of choice … Read more

SPAR, originally DESPAR, is a Dutch multinational franchise that manages independently owned and operated food retail stores. It was founded in the Netherlands in 1932, by Adriaan van Well, and now consists of more than 13,320 stores in 48 countries. The company’s name is an acronym of the slogan “Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig”, … Read more

Ocado is a British online supermarket that describes itself as ‘the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer’. In contrast to its main competitors, the company has no chain of stores and does all home deliveries from its warehouses. Ocado’s products include own-brand groceries from the Marks and Spencer supermarket chain as well as their own … Read more

HelloFresh SE is a German publicly traded meal-kit company based in Berlin, Germany. It is the largest meal-kit provider in the United States, and also has operations in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden, and Western Europe (including the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands). HelloFresh’s business model is to prepare the ingredients needed … Read more

Nisa Retail Limited is a brand and groceries wholesaler operating in the United Kingdom. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Co-operative Group Limited. It was formerly a mutual organisation owned by its members and operating “…like a co-operative, using the collective buying power of the large group of members to negotiate deals with suppliers”. … Read more

One Stop shops are owned by Tesco One Stop, which includes some of the smallest shops (smaller than a Tesco Express), was (until 2018, when the first Jack’s store opened) the only Tesco shop format in the UK that did not include the word Tesco in its name. The brand, along with the original shops, … Read more

Londis is a chain of convenience shop franchises operating in the United Kingdom. The stores form a symbol group and are all owned on a franchise basis. As of December 2014, the company had an estimated net worth of £79 million. Since May 2015, the company has been owned by Booker Group, which purchased Londis … Read more

Gousto, a trading name of SCA Investments Limited, is a British meal kit retailer, headquartered in Shepherds Bush, London, founded by Timo Boldt and James Carter. Gousto supplies subscribers with recipe kit boxes that include ready-measured, fresh ingredients and easily followed recipes. In August 2013, Gousto’s co-founders appeared on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. In December … Read more

Riverford is an organic farm and UK-wide organic vegetable box delivery company founded by Guy Singh-Watson in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England, but with sister farms in three locations around the country Riverford Farm was taken over by the Watson family in the 1950s and followed the normal pattern for British farms until the mid-1980s when Guy … Read more

Coffee #1 is a British coffee house chain that originated in Cardiff, Wales in 2001, and since 2019 has been majority-owned by Caffè Nero. Coffee#1 has outlets along the M4 corridor, with others in Wales and southern England. Coffee#1 opened its first coffee shop in 2001 on Wood Street, Cardiff, and had three shops by … Read more

Caffè Nero is a British coffeehouse company headquartered in London, England. Founded in 1997 by Gerry Ford, currently, the company runs more than 1000 coffee houses in eleven countries: the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey, the UAE, Oman, and the United States. In 2009 Caffè Nero bought and opened its own coffee roastery, … Read more

John Lewis & Partners (formerly and commonly known as John Lewis) is a brand of high-end department stores operating throughout Great Britain, with concessions also located in the Republic of Ireland and Australia. The brand sells general merchandise as part of the employee-owned mutual organisation known as the John Lewis Partnership, the largest co-operative in … Read more

Greggs plc is a British bakery chain. It specialises in savoury products such as bakes, sausage rolls, sandwiches and sweet items including doughnuts and vanilla slices. It is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The company’s best selling product is the sausage roll, selling more than two million units weekly. Greggs sell sausage rolls freshly … Read more

Waitrose & Partners (formerly Waitrose) is a brand of British supermarkets, founded in 1904 as Waite, Rose & Taylor, later shortened to Waitrose. It was acquired in 1937 by employee-owned retailer John Lewis Partnership, which still sells groceries under the brand. Its head offices are located in Bracknell and Victoria, England. Waitrose & Partners has … Read more

Asda Stores Ltd. is a British supermarket chain. It is headquartered in Leeds, England. The company was founded in 1949 when the Asquith family merged their retail business with the Associated Dairies company of Yorkshire. It expanded into Southern England during the 1970s and 1980s and acquired Allied Carpets, 61 large Gateway Supermarkets and other … Read more

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, trading as Morrisons, is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom and is headquartered in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. As of February 2021, Morrisons employed 110,000 employees and served around 11 million customers each week. The financial results have been as follows: 52/3 weeks to Turnover (£’m) Profit/(loss) … Read more

J Sainsbury plc, trading as Sainsbury’s, is the second-largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, with a 16.0% share of the supermarket sector. Founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury with a shop in Drury Lane, London, the company became the largest retailer of groceries in 1922. In 1995, Tesco overtook Sainsbury’s to become … Read more

In 2014 Iceland announced a sub-brand, Food Warehouse, a larger wholesale-type store which sells the same items as other Iceland stores, but in bulk. As of 2021 there are 140 Food Warehouse stores. Iceland Foods Ltd (trading as Iceland) is a British supermarket chain headquartered in Deeside, Wales. It has an emphasis on the sale … Read more

Iceland Foods Ltd (trading as Iceland) is a British supermarket chain headquartered in Deeside, Wales. It has an emphasis on the sale of frozen foods, including prepared meals and vegetables. They also sell non-frozen grocery items such as produce, meat, dairy, and dry goods. The company has an approximate 2.2% share of the UK food … Read more

Aldi is the common brand of two German family-owned discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries and an estimated combined turnover of more than €50 billion. The chain was founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 when they took over their mother’s store in Essen. The business was split into … Read more

Tesco Clubcard (commonly referred and branded as Clubcard) is the loyalty card of British supermarket chain Tesco. The Clubcard scheme operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and several other countries. As of 2017 it has over 17 million users in the United Kingdom alone. When shopping at Tesco or using … Read more

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG (pronounced LID-əl) is a German international discount retailer chain that operates over 12,000 stores across Europe and the United States. Headquartered in Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, the company belongs to the Schwarz Group, which also operates the hypermarket chain Kaufland. Lidl is the chief competitor of a similar German discount chain Aldi … Read more

Domino’s Pizza, Inc., branded as Domino’s, is an American multinational pizza restaurant chain founded in 1960. Beginning in 1973, Domino’s Pizza offered a guarantee to customers their pizza would be delivered within 30 minutes of placing an order or they would receive the pizza free. This guarantee was changed to $3 off in 1987. In 1992, … Read more

Deliveroo is an online food delivery company founded by Will Shu and Greg Orlowski in 2013 in London, England. It operates in over two hundred locations across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait

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