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The Grocer Price Index - Retailers

The GPI tracks pricing of more than 70,000 grocery products using a 12-month chained index. The index was set at 100 in September 2008. The average does not include Waitrose. The GPI is compiled by Brand View.

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Rising food prices could boost the discounters Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Aldi and Lidl have been tipped to benefit from escalating grocery inflation after inflation remained at 2.3% last month despite rising prices for food, alcohol and tobacco.

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City snapshot: Supermarket prices rise 1.4% in March Subscription

07 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket inflation jumped 0.9 percentage points to 1.4% in March - the highest level of grocery inflation since Christmas 2013.

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Inflation reaches its highest level since Christmas 2013 Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index shows annual inflation for the month to 1 April standing at 1.4%

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UK food prices return to inflation according to official statistics Subscription

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The price of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks rose 0.3% in February after 31 consecutive months of decline, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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City snapshot: Unilever CEO calls for shake-up of UK takeover rules Subscription

15 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever boss Paul Polman has called on the Government to tighten up UK takeover rules after the Anglo-Dutch Marmite producer successfully saw off a £115bn bid approach from Kraft Heinz last month. Plus retail shares suffer and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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How deep were the supermarket price cuts? Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest Grocer Price Index signalled an end to the era of supermarket deflation as prices in February rose again on an annual basis after two and a half years of price cuts. But how deep were the cuts?

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City snapshot: Inflation returns to UK grocery Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket shelf prices are on the rise for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, according to the latest Grocer Price Index

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Supermarket prices rising as curtain falls on deflation Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The industry-wide deflation that has gripped the grocery market since mid-2014 fell back to zero in the month to 1 February

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City snapshot: Premier Foods strikes agreement with Hong Kong hedge fund Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Activist investor Oasis Management is set to further build its stake in Premier Foods after entering a customary relationship agreement

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Cost of basket of fruit & veg moves up 3% on last month

17 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some individual SKUs are significantly more expensive than a year ago – including those affected by widespread shortages

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Inflation leaps to highest level since June 2014 as food prices rise Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Inflation has hit its highest rate for two-and-a-half years, driven by the dramatic slowdown in falling food prices since the EU referendum and rising fuel costs at the pumps.


City snapshot: Shoppers expect rapid price rises in 2017 Subscription

14 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The majority of consumers are feeling the pinch from rising prices over the past year and expect more rapid hikes to come in the next 12 months in the wake of Brexit, according to market research firm GfK.

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Deflation grinds to a halt for the first time since mid 2014 Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco was the only big four retailer to buck the trend with its prices still down 1% year on year

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City snapshot: Reckitt Benckiser agrees $17.9bn deal for Mead Johnson Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser is to acquire baby formula firm Mead Johnson Nutrition Co in a deal worth $17.9bn 


Glanbia makes two international nutrition acquisitions Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Irish nutrition group Glanbia has announced two acquisitions this morning totalling €181m as it looks to grow its international footprint.

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City snapshot: Kerry pastry deal boosts Addo Food Group Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales and profitability have soared at Addo Food Group after it turned around the performance of the chilled savoury pastry business acquired from Kerry Foods in August 2014.

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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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How Amazon is radically changing grocery pricing - video Video

13 Apr 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants argues it’s not the discounters that grocers need to worry about. It’s Amazon

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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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