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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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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


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: 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’

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'Bleak' crop of Bolivian Brazil nuts set to inflate UK prices Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits are facing a surge in Brazil nut prices after climate change hit harvests in Bolivia

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Bread, beans & beer brands soar in price as Brexit bites Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Beer, bread and baked beans are the latest victims of Brexit, with shoppers facing price hikes on their favourite brands


Poor production still driving up price of EU wheat Subscription

23 Feb 2017

EU wheat prices continued to rise due to poor production in major growing regions


Spanish weather hikes price of lettuce and tomatoes Subscription

23 Feb 2017

Lettuce prices have risen in the UK due to lower supplies from Spain


End of sugar quotas set to ease hikes Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Avneet K Deol

EU sugar production is forecast to be up 13% year on year at 16.2 million tonnes this season


Brazilian beef prices up due to rising global demand Subscription

16 Feb 2017

A fall in exports from Australia and a competitively low domestic price pushed Brazilian beef exports up 4% year on year

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‘Dodgy deals’ exposé raises awkward questions for Tesco

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The BBC revelations of out-of-date multibuy promotional offers in stores is a failure at the most basic store management level

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Plaice gets pricier as allowable catch is cut Subscription

10 Feb 2017

In the English Channel, the TAC for 2017 has been cut 20% year on year

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Indian basmati pushed up by lifting of Iranian ban Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Iran has lifted its ban on basmati rice imports from India, pushing up local prices


British wheat now among most expensive in the world Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Millers and manufacturers are paying a costly premium for British wheat


Sugar prices continue to rise Subscription

02 Feb 2017

Sugar prices continued to rise in January, caused by low sugar cane supplies limiting processing in India

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