Fine wine prices soar as weak sterling attracts overseas buyers Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed at its highest level for five years last month

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Walkers Pay Pack push hits TV screens Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial features a mum who discovers she has won £2,200 through a Walkers multipack – and immediately leaves home

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Coke ditching multibuys in shift to single price promos Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola has continued to ditch multibuys as it looks to satisfy shoppers’ growing thirst for everyday low prices


Branston profits hit by surging potato prices Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sales were up 23% to £123.3m in 2016, according to full-year accounts to 31 July 2016


Spirits prices soar...and not just at Pernod Ricard Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some brands have been subject to double-digit price hikes

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Petfood can't escape inflation as average prices rise by 2% Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers aren’t just paying more for their own dinner in the wake of the Brexit vote


Shoppers plan to abandon brands as Brexit hits bill Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers would abandon brands for own label, switch to cheaper supermarkets and even cut back on chocolate

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Chivas Regal offers Bang & Olufsen prizes Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The on-pack promotion will give consumers the chance to win one of 10 £10,000 vouchers

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Food prices begin to rise in wake of underlying cost pressures Subscription

03 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Lower prices were recorded in January, but BRC believes this will only be a short-term blip

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Dairy inflation pushes up block butter prices Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Block butter prices are up 7% year on year on average across 80 SKUs in the major mults


Drinks industry warns of 'huge extra costs' of bottle DRS Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BSDA was responding to Sky TV’s new Ocean Rescue campaign to tackle plastic waste, backed in the UK by Prince Charles

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Table sauce prices up as cost hikes squeeze major brands Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are facing price hikes on their favourite table sauces as well as Marmite

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Marmite prices up as Brexit-driven inflation hits spreads Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The mults have kept a lid on the price of 250ml jars, but other SKUs are more expensive

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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


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


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

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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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Price of houmous up 6% on average (if you can find it) Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals prices for the chickpea dip were already surging across all of the major mults

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Craft brewers hit by rising US hop prices Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The UK’s independent brewers look set to face a challenging year…

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Rice prices rise as Vietnamese harvest hit by rainfall Subscription

27 Apr 2017

Rice prices have risen due to concerns rainfall in Vietnam could affect production levels

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Falling catches push up price of haddock Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Haddock prices continue to rise due to falling catches across the EU

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Outages cause rises in polypropylene and styrene prices Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Polypropylene prices are up, due to increased demand from the automotive sector

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Middle East conflict concern pushes up crude oil Subscription

19 Apr 2017

Crude oil prices have risen over growing concerns from conflicts in the Middle East

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Palm oil production recovers to stymie prices Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Palm oil prices have fallen due to an expected recovery in production for areas previously affected by El Niño

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Orange juice prices set to remain high Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Suppliers should brace themselves for at least another six months of high orange juice prices

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Peanut prices pushed up by lower output Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Peanut prices have risen year on year, due to firm demand from China and lower peanut output from Argentina and the US

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Easter chocolate cheaper despite commodity price increases Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brexit doesn’t mean shoppers have to shell out more for Easter eggs this year

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Kraftliner price driven up by wood pulp demand Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Rising demand and higher input costs have led to a rise in kraftliner prices

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