Supermarkets have been hit by multiple disruptions in the past couple of decades and they are struggling to survive.
Sainsbury's faces tough times ahead following the blocking of its merger with Asda.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
Facing stiff competition, the obvious solution is for Sainsbury's and Asda to grow their customer base and revenues, while cutting their margins, through a merger.
Humans are programmed to chose colourful, symmetrical food. But ugly alternatives are cheap and cut waste.
Since the heyday of retail bans on products containing genetically modified ingredients 15 years ago, the tide has been heading in the other direction.