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Iceland Foods Ltd (trading as Iceland) is a British supermarket chain, with 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 1.8% share of the UK food market.
Iceland began business in 1969, when Malcolm Walker opened the first store in Leg Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, with his business partner Peter Hinchcliffe investing £59 for one month's rent at the store. They were still employees of Woolworths at the time, and their employment was terminated once their employer discovered their job on the side. Iceland initially specialised in loose frozen food. By 1977 they opened a new store in Manchester selling own labelled packaged food, and by 1978 it had 28 stores to its name.
In 1983, the business grew by purchasing the 18 stores of Bristol based St. Catherine's Freezer Centres, and in 1984 the business went public for the first time. The cash investment was used to purchase South East based Orchard Frozen Foods in 1986, and the purchase of larger rival Bejam in 1988. In 1993 Iceland took over the food halls of the Littlewoods department store and also acquired the French Au Gel chain. The latter move proved unsuccessful and the stores were dropped within a year.
Iceland (i/ˈaɪslænd/; Icelandic:Ísland[ˈistlant]), also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordicisland country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000km2 (40,000sqmi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.
Iceland has extensive volcanic and geothermal activity. The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which marks the division between the European and North Americantectonic plates, runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast. This geographic feature is prominent at the Þingvellir National Park, where the promontory creates an extraordinary natural amphitheatre. The site was the home of Iceland's parliament, the Alþing, which was first convened in 930. It is a common misconception that Þingvellir are located at the juncture between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. However, they are in fact at the juncture of the North American continental plate and a smaller plate (approx. 10,000 km2) called the Hreppar Microplate (Hreppaflekinn).
Iceland is an EP released by All About Eve in 2002. It was described mainly as a winter (rather than specifically Christmas) EP, although five out of seven of the songs do contain references to Christmas or are songs particularly connected with it.
Launched in partnership with The RothesayFoundation, it will roll out across 269Iceland stores in the 17 areas with the highest levels of pensioner deprivation ... The vouchers will be available until mid-September, and it would be nice to see other supermarkets picking up the baton once the Iceland scheme has ended.
A voucher which offers pensioners £30 towards their food bill at Iceland should be extended to Northern Ireland stores, according to DUP MP Gregory Campbell...Calling on the supermarket to extend their offering here, Mr Campbell said there was a “strong case” for Northern Ireland customers to benefit ... Iceland has been contacted for a response.
Supermarket shelves nearly emptied of bottled water as demand soars amid heatwave. Supermarket shelves usually packed full of bottled water were almost stripped completely bare as the second day of the heatwave stuck ... Supermarkets including Iceland and Co-Op yesterday reported record ice cream sales over the weekend.
A British ice cream cone manufacturer has had to lay on extra deliveries to deal with demand, as the popularity of the frozen treat soars in the extremely high temperatures ... He added ... He added ... Supermarket chain Iceland said it saw its best ever day for ice cream sales on Saturday, beating the previous record set in summer 2019 by as much as 12% ... .
At Iceland we have always deplored bullying by big players, whoever they may be (and, while the whole of the UK GroceriesCode is constructed on the presumption that it is always retailers that bully manufacturers, and not vice-versa, it has to be said that some of our suppliers are a great deal larger than we are) ... Supermarkets like brands, too.
Supermarkets have resorted to adding security tags to packs of Lurpak as the price of 1kg of butter reaches more than £9 in some shops ... Meanwhile, shoppers have taken to social media to express shock at Lurpak prices at the rival supermarket Iceland... Both Asda and Iceland have been approached for comment. Related Topics. Consumer Affairs. Twitter Icon ... .
An Asda supermarket in Carcroft, Doncaster, is among the latest in a series of acquisitions by real estate investment trust Supermarket Income REIT worth a total of £82.9m ... The other purchases by Supermarket Income REIT confirmed this morning include a Tesco superstore, an M&S Foodhall and an Iceland – all in Basingstoke.
Insp Shaun Flavell had been fielding questions from councillors at WoodleyCivic Hall, in Stockport, when a figure was seen running past with a worker from the local Iceland supermarket in pursuit ... .