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• In the UK, the Guardian reports that Tesco is launching a new price-oriented television advertising campaign. The new campaign, according to the paper, “is a marked U-turn from recent campaigns — which have focused on the grocer's green credentials — and initiatives to improve Tesco's reputation. Instead it will simply boast how much cheaper Tesco is than its rivals.”

However, while the TV campaign may put new emphasis on Tesco’s prices, both Tesco and Wal-Mart-owned Asda have been trading price cuts for years as they attempt to bolster their low price images in the mind of British consumers.

• Tesco, the UK’s biggest food chain, closed and then reopened 14 stores over the weekend after “unspecified threats” where made against the stores. While the UK has been on heightened alert since the attempted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow, initial reports suggest that the British police believe that the threats are criminal rather that terrorist in nature.
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