Supermarkets admit milk price fix

Supermarket firms Sainsbury’s and Asda have admitted that they were part of a dairy price-fixing group that earned about £270m ($550m) extra from shoppers.

The supermarkets, along with a number of dairy firms, have agreed to pay fines totalling some £116m ($240m) after an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) probe.

Cases against Tesco and Morrisons will continue after no deal was struck

Asda faces $1.5m tribunal cost

Supermarket giant Asda discriminated against trade union members, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Workers at a depot in Washington, Tyne and Wear, had voted against a move to bring their conditions in line with non-union workers at a similar depot.

The company was found to be in breach of trade union legislation and faces paying out £850,000 in total – up to £2,500 to each of the 340 workers