Philip Green takes on supermarkets as BHS starts selling food

BHS is launching its first food store this week, in a bid to snatch market share from the big supermarkets.

The clothing and homeware retailer which is part of Arcadia, the group which includes brands such as Topshop and Miss Selfridge and is headed up by Sir Philip Green, will open a trial food space in its Staines store on Thursday.

Green had already said in November he was considering a move into the convenience food sector.

If the trial is successful, it looks likely the model will be rolled out to BHS’s other stores – many of which already have cafes.

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Meanwhile, the supermarkets’ market share battle gets ever more heated after Morrisons announced it will be investing £1bn into slashing prices for customers. This follows Tesco and Asda’s recent price drops in a bid to compete with the ever-popular discounter Lidl and Aldi.

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