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Gin prices surge at the mults as rises in duty take effect Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Shoppers can expect to pay more for Mother’s Ruin this Christmas, as supermarket gin prices have surged

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McVitie's cuts number of Jaffa Cakes in pack from 12 to 10 Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

McVitie’s has also reduced the size of the snack’s twin-pack from 24 to 20

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Unite calls for government to share food price information Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Union has requested that Defra shares its estimates for Brexit-related food price hikes

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Haribo shrinks pack sizes as costs rise Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The German confectioner has shrunk some of its most popular lines but prices in the mults have not fallen accordingly

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Pork prices remain high as slaughterings decline Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

UK pork prices have remained high year on year alongside tight supplies

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Amazon price investment plan triggers global grocery fallout Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

More than $11bn was wiped off the value of the world’s largest supermarkets and food & drink manufacturers on 25 August

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Iceland tests craft beer offer with Food Warehouse promotion Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It was “an opportunity to test the water where Iceland did not have a range before,” according to a spokesman…

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The Co-op covers cost of tampon tax

29 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op said a 5% price reduction would come into effect from tomorrow ahead of government proposals to remove the VAT


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


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


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

Toblerone peaks reduced

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


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


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


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

Promotions deals

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

Cocoa butter

Drop in grindings pushes up cocoa butter prices Subscription

06 Oct 2017

Cocoa butter prices are up slightly on last month due to a drop in grindings

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Polystyrene driven up by rising input costs Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Polystyrene prices have risen due to tightening supplies of feedstock styrene after factory outages hit production

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Cadbury leads pre-holiday hike in promotional activity Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The chocolate giant was grocery’s most promoted brand as it boosted its offers by 11.82%


Spanish oranges set to stay dear as production falls Subscription

15 Sep 2017

Prices for Spanish oranges remain slightly higher than last year

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Tinned fish prices sent sky high by raw material hikes Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket prices for tinned fish are surging as suppliers warn margins have been battered by high raw material costs

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Cost of soyabean oil rises Subscription

31 Aug 2017

The cost of soyabean oil has increased due to falling crushings


Supply fears for Canadian prawns Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Coldwater prawn prices have risen due to a negative outlook for Canadian fisheries for the 2018 season

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Ice creams get pricier at the mults as costs are driven up Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Average supermarket prices for ice cream are up 5% year on year across 462 SKUs in the major mults

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PET prices increased by 'force majeure' at UK plant Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

PET prices have risen in the UK due to low supply after a ‘force majeure’ incident at the Lotte Chemical UK plant

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High domestic demand drives down palm kernel oil exports Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Palm kernel oil prices have increased month on month in August due to low carry-over stocks and high domestic demand

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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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