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What would you do if the lights went out?

22 Nov 2014 | By Terry Slavin

Last month’s stark revelation by the National Grid immediately sparked fears of a widespread blackout…


Durum wheat prices rise as rainfall hits production Subscription

22 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Global durum wheat production is down 12% to 33.3 million tonnes, a 13-year low…

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Iceberg lettuce prices rise as growers feel the chill Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Recent cold weather has led to a decline in the supply of iceberg lettuces…


Fresh Direct merger with Brakes means no holding growth back Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Traditional UK grocery sales fell for the first time in 20 years this week…

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Big four supermarkets dive to deepest rate of deflation yet Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Food prices hit new lows last month as the big four supermarkets experienced the highest rate of deflation to date…


The National Lottery at 20 Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

On 19 November 1994, Noel Edmonds welcomed the nation to the first-ever National Lottery draw…

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Christmas dinner – the hard way Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Emma Page

On Monday morning, Good Housekeeping revealed the price of a Christmas dinner for eight this year -– just £2.66 a head…


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OC&C Top 150 Supplier Rankings 2014 Subscription

01 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell, Alec Mattinson

In the toughest grocery retail conditions for a generation, it’s not scale so much as fleetness of foot that counts, reveals the latest OC&C Top 150…

Biggest booze brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands 2014 Subscription

22 Jul 2014 | By Rob Brown

Our 2014 survey of Britain’s Biggest Alcohol Brands shows we are drinking more and paying more for the pleasure. But is the value and volume turnaround sustainable, or was it just generated by 2013’s heatwave?

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