Asda wins by more than 10% Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

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Sean Clarke puts Asda in back-to-basics lockdown Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Asda boss Sean Clarke has retired the flagship strategy of his namesake predecessor six months early

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Supermarket lager prices on the rise as suppliers hike costs Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Prices are up 2% on average year on year in the mults

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Tesco could be fined for promotions scandal, says IPM

16 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Institute of Promotional Marketing has called for Tesco to be fined for overcharging customers

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Tesco orders promotion checks after damning BBC investigation

13 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Undercover reporter found customers were being overcharged on multibuys at two thirds of stores visited

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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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Ocado rolls out targeted Smart Coupons across site Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Online retailer Ocado has rolled out its new one-click, personalised coupons across its site after months of testing

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Spar runs beer promotional event to drive growth Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Month-long event will feature in-store promotions on popular craft, ale and world beer ranges

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Tesco Bank to quadruple Clubcard points for debit card use Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Move is part of plan to align bank’s offering more closely with the retail brand

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Multibuys axed across the board by supermarkets Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Bogofs and x for y deals are being replaced by more price-only reductions

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Aldi's booming babycare sales ignite nappy & wipes price war Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Rob Brown

Nearly £30m, or 4.6%, has been wiped off the nappies and baby wipes market

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MPs probe supermarkets on 'wasteful' online multibuy offers

19 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The questioning follows claims from many of the mults they have either banned or are phasing out bogofs and other multibuys


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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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

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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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Stores must be convinced of electronic shelf label benefits Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

More than three years ago Tesco spoke about the brave new world of electronic shelf labels

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Will electronic displays halt debacles over shelf pricing? Subscription

17 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Experts tell The Grocer the issue of promotional errors goes much further than just Tesco

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Tesco takes first Grocer 33 pricing win of the year Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Tesco claimed its first G33 pricing victory of 2017 – and it was a convincing one at that


Christmas 2016: a last hurrah for consumers?

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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