Amazon Fresh

AmazonFresh 14% cheaper than nearest supermarket rival on brands Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online giant undercut Asda by 14% and the rest of the big four by more than 20% in Profitero study

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Tesco slashes prices on number of fresh fruit & veg products Subscription

18 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Price cuts follow pledge by CEO Dave Lewis for a post-Easter fightback against discounters and Asda

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Booths looks to 'revive' the roast dinner with new campaign Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Campaign comes after a survey of more than 14,000 consumers found roasts were becoming an increasingly rare occasion…

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Tesco brings supplier talks forward to stave off inflation Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought forward negotiations with suppliers to find alternatives to passing on inflation

Morrisons Price Crunch

Own label prices rising faster than brands, IRI study reveals Subscription

07 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Grocery promotions are also “falling off a cliff”, the report suggests

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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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Health report calls for regulation on sugary food discounting Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Other recommendations include a crackdown on HFSS advertising and a call to implement portion caps on certain foods

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Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons follow Tesco with 2ppl fuel cut Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Tesco will introduce the reduced prices at its 500 petrol stations this afternoon ahead of Mother’s Day

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Deals getting less sweet as chocolate brands cut promotions

16 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The latest data reveals confectionery brands have already made big cuts to supermarket promotions

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Asda leads fuel price cuts across supermarket forecourts Subscription

13 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Average fuel prices had risen by 16.8% in the last year…

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Sainsbury's to axe price controller role and cut night shifts Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The changes will be subject to a 45-day consultation period

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Unhealthy food is more expensive, claims IEA study Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

IEA said comparing food products by cost-per-calorie had the perverse effect of making low-calorie food appear expensive

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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

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

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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

Christmas shopping

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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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

Fruit & Veg

Impulse promotions on the rise as fruit & veg deals decline Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals the mults are ramping up impulse promotions while cutting back on fruit & veg deals

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Will inflation revive promotions?

30 Mar 2017 | By Clive Black

Inflation is back in the UK food system, confirmed by the ONS CPI data for February 2017

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MPs must eschew multibuys and head down the takeaway Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A Health Select Committee report calling for a clampdown on supermarket promotions is out of touch

Morrisons Price Crunch

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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Deals start to dry up at the mults as % savings also fall Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers were faced with a dearth of deals in the mults last month, with both the number of offers and savings down

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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

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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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