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Cut VAT on healthy food, urge health campaigners Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research found nearly one in three Brits say they cannot afford to purchase healthy food

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Meat & poultry hit by price rises despite January ‘sales’ Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The mults have put up prices for meat, fish and poultry despite embarking on a brutal price war elsewhere in grocery

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Easter chocolate prices set to rise as shrinkflation hits Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Amy North

Shrinkflation and changes to supermarket promotions threaten to hike the cost of the UK’s annual chocolate binge

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Supermarket price wars slash sales by £800m

16 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Fresh meat is biggest victim with £328m lost through price cuts and share declines

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Prosecco sales rocket despite fall in Champagne prices Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Prosecco has burst Champagne’s bubble with booming sales

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Mince pie prices crumble as mults defy Brexit fears Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The mults are sweetening up festive shoppers by offering bigger savings on mince pies than last Christmas

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£3 meal deals under threat as sandwiches face cost hikes Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The end could be nigh for the £3 meal deal, as UK sandwich makers face a perfect storm

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Cheers! Price of Champagne is down 7% since Brexit

01 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The price drop comes as the mults prepare for a festive push on bubbly

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Rising fuel and transport costs have hit consumers reports Asda Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

October saw the second consecutive month of just single-digit spending power growth, says Asda Income Tracker

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IRI reports 'first serious pause in promotional escalation ever' Subscription

28 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The proportion of grocery volume sold across Europe on promotion is down by 0.7 points to 28.1% of all fmcg sales

Olive oil

Shoppers face rising olive oil prices after Christmas Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Poor crops from Italy and Greece and delays to Spanish harvests have seen large market price rises in the past week

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Global food prices up 9.1% on last year Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Global food prices rose again last month and are now almost 10% above last year’s levels, according to new UN figures

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Alcohol 'more likely' to feature on-pack promotions Subscription

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Snapshot study of three London superstores found alcohol category made up 28% of 71 on-pack promotions

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A quarter of Brits fear Trump victory will bring higher food & drink prices Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Julia Glotz

A flash poll by HIM conducted after the US election also shows 38% are now more concerned about the UK economy

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Tesco set to be cheaper than Argos on toys this Christmas Subscription

07 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

This year will be Sainsbury’s first Christmas following the acquisition of Argos

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Asda price for four-pinter hits highest in almost two years Subscription

31 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The retailer has hiked the price of the milk SKU by 4p to 99p, its highest price since 1 January 2015

Marmite

Marmite: Morrisons is first to put the price up Subscription

28 Oct 2016 | By The Grocer News Team

Morrisons has put the price of Marmite up by 12.5% – the first supermarket to do so since ‘Marmitegate’

Brexit

Brexit boost for egg suppliers as exchange rate hits imports Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Egg producers had seen a significant rise in enquiries from manufacturers for UK eggs since the June vote

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Avocado craze set to be hit by rising prices

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Consumers splashed out an extra £49m on avocados in the past year

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Tighter milk supply continues in autumn as Arla hikes price Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Average milk deliveries were down 8.6% at 30.5 million litres for the two weeks to 15 October

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Nut butters face sharp price increases as global nut prices soar Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

Average retail prices for nut butters are already up 8% year on year

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Halloween brings big rise in confectionery promotions Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Confectionery brands have ramped up promotions ahead of Halloween and Christmas

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Soaring British wheat prices spark Brexit food inflation fears Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Prices are up across all grades of British wheat, with UK feed wheat futures rising 14% to £131.50/tonne since the Brexit

Marmite

Asda looks to take advantage of Tesco's spat with Unilever Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda is looking to cash in on the Tesco versus Unilever dispute, by announcing it will slash the price of Marmite in its stores from today.

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Higher supermarket prices 'inevitable', warns BRC chairman Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Baker said UK’s retailers were “famous for their ability to manage cost increases without passing them on to customers”

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Higher prices for butter stabilising Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Low butter supplies have continued to push EU prices higher

tomatoes

Cold weather in Spain pushes up tomato prices Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Harvest delays in Spain, due to cool conditions in November, caused Spanish tomato prices to rise

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Fuel hits its highest price for two years Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are paying more at the pumps as the cost of petrol hits a two-year high

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High demand for mackerel leads to price hike Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

High demand for mackerel from Japan and North Korea has led to a 22.5% rise in prices

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Palm oil production in recovery Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The slow recovery of palm oil production this year has contributed to an increase in prices

turkeys

Christmas turkey to dodge Brexit price inflation Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

This year’s Christmas turkeys should avoid the brunt of post-referendum inflation

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Strong demand helps Kenyan tea price rise Subscription

08 Dec 2016

Kenyan tea prices have risen on strong demand

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Will Christmas dinner be cheaper or more expensive this year? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Despite dribs and drabs of inflation already, there are bargains to be had right now

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Bananas, Marmite, milk... where next for price hikes? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

After the first price hike on bananas for more than two years, what other foods are ripe for price hikes, and why?

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Christmas salmon set to be pricier this year Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Michael Liberty

Shoppers might have to dig deeper into their pockets to put salmon on the table this Christmas

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UK electricity prices up Subscription

01 Dec 2016

UK electricity prices have risen due to lower supplies from Europe caused by outages of French nuclear plants



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