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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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How deep were the supermarket price cuts? Subscription
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?
City snapshot: Inflation returns to UK grocery Subscription
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
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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Some individual SKUs are significantly more expensive than a year ago – including those affected by widespread shortages
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.
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.
Tesco was the only big four retailer to buck the trend with its prices still down 1% year on year
Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser is to acquire baby formula firm Mead Johnson Nutrition Co in a deal worth $17.9bn
Irish nutrition group Glanbia has announced two acquisitions this morning totalling €181m as it looks to grow its international footprint.
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.
Deflation tumbled to its lowest level since mid-2014 over the Christmas period amid price hikes across fresh food
Dairy processor Meadow Foods saw its sales drop by almost 40% last year as the plunging price of milk hit revenues
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Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.
MPs must eschew multibuys and head down the takeaway Subscription
A Health Select Committee report calling for a clampdown on supermarket promotions is out of touch
Tim Mason, CEO of Eagle Eye, makes the case for hyper-personalised promotions
After Weetabix warned Brexit could hit breakfast, shoppers are already paying more for some favourite cereal brands
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Orange production in Spain has returned to normal levels this year
Cotton prices on the rise as ending stocks dry up Subscription
Cotton prices have continued to rise as ending stocks are projected to fall for the second consecutive year
In days gone by, getting customers into stores revolved around blunderbuss techniques like cut-price essentials
Black pepper prices fall as stocks are replenished Subscription
Food manufacturers are finally having to shell out less for black pepper
Aluminium prices driven up by Chinese cuts Subscription
Aluminium prices have continued to rise, reaching the highest level since May 2015