Coupon scammers raking in nearly £250,000 a year Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Institute of Promotional Marketing has warned of print at home style-fraud and ‘Frankenstein’ fakes

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Christmas sales uplift taken to the wire by shoppers

10 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

BRC/KPMG figures reveal week leading up to 25 December was “bumper period exceeding expectations”

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Tesco cuts price of women's razors to match cost of men's

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A newspaper investigation last year showed women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items

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Healthy eating to fore in Morrisons price cuts Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has cut the price of 800 lines including many healthy eating lines and ‘superfoods’

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Express Newspapers hikes payments for indies handling inserts Subscription

22 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Increase of more than 7% follows similar move by The Telegraph last month

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Asda slashes festive veg prices ahead of Christmas

18 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket will sell sprouts, carrots, brocolli and parsnips for just 20p

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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

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Aldi and Tesco compete in Christmas veg price war

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought back Festive Five promotion, but Aldi is undercutting offer with 19p deal

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Booze deals feel the pinch as Christmas activity builds up Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets are decking the halls with offers but shoppers aren’t getting as many good deals as last year

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Co-op 5:1 to have paid out over £15m to shoppers by year end Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

According to the Co-op, a member spending £40 per week on own-brand groceries would earn over £100 in a year

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Morrisons to give away 50,000 sprigs of mistletoe to customers

12 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Morrisons Community Champions in ‘Merry Kissmas’ sashes will be handing out the complimentary mistletoe in all 492 stores

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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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Brakes delays online publishing of list prices until January Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

While not online yet, the prices feature in the new, physical Chef’s List catalogue

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Sainsbury's trials SmartOffers personalised Nectar app Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The app has been launched in Sainsbury’s Brighton and Heathfield High Street branches

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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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Tesco to take on discounters in own brand with price pledge Subscription

18 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is to benchmark thousands of food and drink products against Asda and the discounters

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Alcohol deals thinner on ground in mults last month Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers looking to get their Christmas booze shopping in early would have been disappointed with the lack of alcohol deals

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Tesco readies 'most aggressive' Black Friday deals push yet Subscription

28 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco was forced to apologise to customers in 2015 as its deliveries buckled under the volume of orders from Black Friday

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Tesco continues toy wars with three for two Christmas deal Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is also running a TV advert that sees a team of young toy testers putting their most loved toys through their paces

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Halloween brings big rise in confectionery promotions Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Confectionery brands have ramped up promotions ahead of Halloween and Christmas

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Waitrose trials new "ultra convenience" meal kit bag

26 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Dinner for Tonight kit bags are being trialled in 20 stores

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Tesco to match Argos on more than 8,000 prices this Christmas Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Strategic move could stop rival Sainsbury’s stealing a march on non-food sales

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Waitrose doubles minimum spend for free newspaper offer

20 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Customers will need to spend £10 on weekdays, bringing it in line with the weekend policy

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Bestway: 'indies hiking tobacco in absence of PMPs' Subscription

19 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Just 20% of independents are sticking to the manufacturers’ rsp following the introduction of new plain packaging rules


ASH aims to get small retailers off the tobacco habit Subscription

18 Oct 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Retailers are tying up too much money in a low profit category, says the pressure group


Christmas 2016: a last hurrah for consumers? Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Henceforth the government should arrange for Christmas Day to fall on a Sunday – every year

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Bananas, Marmite, milk... where next for price hikes? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

After the first price hike on bananas for more than two years, what other foods are ripe for price hikes, and why?

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Lamb's festive spot at risk as prices soar Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Lamb risks losing out this Christmas as farmgate prices run high in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Inflation: that's the BIG DEBATE in grocery Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The big debate is inflation. Not whether there will be inflation, but when, how much and where

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Unilever gained first mover advantage in Marmitegate spat

20 Oct 2016

Sir, It’s not as if there aren’t some upsides for Unilever in being “first mover” on the impact of sterling’s fall

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Trading disputes: the price of Brexit Britain Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Adam Leyland, Ian Quinn

As The Grocer revealed earlier this week, fmcg giant Unilever stopped deliveries to Tesco

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That's Better, Asda. But it's not exactly Armageddon Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

When Asda finally pushed the button on its That’s Better campaign last Friday, for many it was a case of blink and you’ve

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Deflation edges up as three of big four sharpen prices Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest skirmishes in the supermarket price war have ensured deflation remains in the market, the latest GPI shows

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Lidl beats its Grocer 33 rivals by a big margin Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Guest retailer Lidl reaffirmed its clear pricing lead over the traditional supermarkets…


Which? has picked the wrong target with its promotions complaint Subscription

04 Aug 2016 | By Ian Quinn

If the new PM has done her research, she will know several previous attempts under the failed Responsibility Deal to tackle the thorny issue of promotions fell flat

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How to smarten post-Brexit price tactics Subscription

03 Aug 2016

Brexit holds many uncertainties but there is one near-certainty: grocers will face rising costs

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Morrisons plays the Brexit price reassurance card as Asda price war looms Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

This is clever marketing from Morrisons with a number of factors at play

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