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Major supermarkets' online imagery lags behind Amazon and Ocado Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An analysis of six large grocers found they only displayed one image on at least 95% of their bestselling products

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Slump in promotions set to wipe £4bn from shopper savings Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The average number of fmcg lines on promotion in the mults, Iceland and the Co-op fell 13% from February to May, as supermarkets and brands come under numerous pressures

Focus On Scotland

Scots would 'stop buying Scottish' produce if prices rose 15% Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A YouGov survey revealed three quarters of Scots prefer homegrown produce, but there were price limits to their loyalty

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Asda hikes price of a kilo of bananas to 76p Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The move makes Asda’s loose bananas the most expensive across the mults, closely followed by Waitrose

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Shrinkflation hits Stella Cidre as bottles cut by 12% Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Supplier AB InBev has reduced Pear and Original bottles from 568ml to 500ml

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Over 2,500 products subject to shrinkflation over past five years

24 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The phenomenon has pushed up inflation in the sugar, jam, syrups, chocolate and confectionery category by 1.12 points

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Booker cuts Premier prices for bread, milk and sugar Subscription

18 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The deals will be advertised on promotional leaflet…

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Gü Puds desserts fall victim to post-Brexit shrinkflation Subscription

05 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Supplier Noble Foods has reduced the weights of Gü twin-packs of individual cheesecakes and pies

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Dairy industry 'must do more' to pass on high prices Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Despite prices surging, many farmers are questioning where the extra money is going

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Retailers cool down ice cream promos in sizzling June Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Ice cream has been a winner for the supermarkets during this year’s hot weather so far

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Warburtons reveals £430k saving through demand forecasting

27 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Baker has been able to increase the accuracy of its forecasts from 79% to 86%

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Commodity prices: rising demand for soybean oil pushes up prices Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Rising demand for soybean oil has pushed prices up month on month

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Banana prices hiked by crop disruption in South America Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Banana wholesale prices are up almost 20% year on year after poor weather in Central and South America hit production…

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Sainsbury’s hikes make it the priciest for Kinder Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Some Kinder SKUs are now more expensive in Sainsbury’s than in any other major high street supermarket

Confectionery

Consumers call for supermarket help with eating healthily Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Consumers want their supermarket to help them be healthier with more special offers on healthy foods

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Savings creep up as mults focus on half-price offers Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Average savings increased month on month at Tesco (7.5%), Waitrose (4.5%), Sainsbury’s (4%) and Morrisons (2.6%)…

Collective yoghurt

The Collective makes move into high protein sector with Pro-yo Subscription

01 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The pouches contain a blend of Collective yoghurt and quark

Desperados

Desperados kicks off UK music festivals promotion Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Heineken-owned brand’s on-pack push offers weekend tickets to Parklife, Boomtown and Bestival

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Wine prices could rise by nearly 25% post Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The UK Trade Policy Observatory claims the impact of the UK leaving the EU customs union would see prices spike by 22%

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Brits concerned about rising cost of food following Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A Mintel survey found that while broader consumer confidence remains relatively strong, 59% are worried about food prices

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Birds Eye ramps up the number of multibuy deals Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

X for y deals accounted for 26.9% of Birds Eye’s total featured space promotions last month, according to Assosia

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Consumers to sacrifice brands as prices rise finds P&H poll Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

P&H survey also found consumers plan to cut back on activities such as cinema, concerts and theatre

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Craft spirits and beers gain shelf space in Asda booze overhaul Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket added over 40 new spirits to its shelves this week in a major push towards the booming craft drinks market

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Fine wine prices soar as weak sterling attracts overseas buyers Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 Index closed at its highest level for five years last month

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Walkers Pay Pack push hits TV screens Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The commercial features a mum who discovers she has won £2,200 through a Walkers multipack – and immediately leaves home

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Price to blame for a walnut-less Whip? Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Nestlé provoked outrage this week when it launched three new variants of its much-loved Walnut Whip

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UK gas prices on the rise Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

UK gas prices have risen by more than 10% since July and by almost 25% compared to last August

Cashew

Struggling Vietnamese cashew crop keeps prices high Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

A poor start to the season means prices have remained significantly higher year on year…

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Production concerns push up durum wheat price Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Durum wheat prices have increased over the past month due to concerns over production in Europe’s largest producer, Italy

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Supermarkets edging back towards multibuy promotions Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Britain’s biggest supermarkets appear to be switching back to multibuys

potatoes

Potato prices fall as new season crop approaches Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Potato prices in the UK have declined since May and are now down by 20.3% compared with last year

cod fish

Cod recovery boosts UK self-sufficiency Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Verity Michie

A resurgence in North Sea cod stocks should help the UK reduce its reliance on Norwegian imports

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David who? Male grooming category report 2017 Video Subscription

28 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

David Gandy might still be an icon, but concepts of male beauty have moved from studs to something more flexible

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Large lamb crop puts end to price increase Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

UK lamb prices rose seasonally in June because slaughterings declined while farmers were raising new season lamb

tea

Commodity prices: Sri Lankan tea up due to flood chaos

27 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Sri Lankan tea prices have risen 8% from June to July due to adverse weather during the growing season

Index loo roll

Loo roll hikes led by Andrex despite recent shrinkflation

27 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals Brits are spending more pennies on the household essential than 12 months ago

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