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Lidl takes the win but gap to Asda is down to just 9.8% Subscription

Lidl was selling 26 items at the lowest price

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Families forking out more for fresh fruit & vegetables Subscription

03 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average supermarket prices for fresh veg have risen 2% year on year across 360 SKUs in the major mults

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UK petrol price surges after Trump's Iran withdrawal Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Motorists are paying on average 5.5p more for unleaded and 6p more per litre for diesel than they were in April

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Algo-trading is a threat grocery has to take seriously

23 May 2018 | By Violeta Stevens

Markets such as cocoa and coffee are being targeted by short-term investors using computer-driven algorithmic trading, warns Violeta Stevens of Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Fish & Chips

Brits face post-Brexit surge in cost of cod, warns Rabobank Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Free-trade deal with EU vital to avoid price rise and disruption to British seafood industry, its latest report said

Waitrose BWS

Booze brands ramp up deals as sunnier weather arrives Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Six out of the 10 top promoting alcohol brands ramped up their promotional activity compared with last year

Vanilla ice cream

Madagascan vanilla prices past the peak Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Panic over a vanilla shortage reached fever pitch this week

Eggs one use

Egg sales pass £1bn but falling farmgate prices hit producers Subscription

10 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Grocery sales of shell eggs hit £1,003,873,346 last month

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England to re-examine case for minimum alcohol unit pricing

09 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The policy came into force in Scotland at the start of this month after five years of legal challenges

Tesco Wine

Minimum unit pricing hikes cost of booze in Scotland Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Shoppers this week faced price rises on more than 600 booze SKUs in Scotland

pepsi

Coke and Pepsi slash deals in the run-up to sugar tax Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola reduced the number of featured space promotions in stores by 32.3% compared with the previous four-week period

Sainsburys Meal Deal

Sainsbury's ditches Classic Coke from meal deals Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move has prompted criticism from shoppers who have argued Sainsbury’s should have simply put the price up

Warren Ackerman

The 'art of pricing' is crucial

16 Apr 2018 | By Warren Ackerman

Staples companies often view pricing as a last resort, only after all internal self help measures have been exhausted

Lamb

High demand over Easter pushes up lamb prices Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Prices remain higher year on year driven by lower imports from New Zealand

Cocoa Butter

Action on cocoa output pushes up cocoa butter prices Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Ivory Coast Coffee and Cocoa Council last month suspended programmes for the 2017/18 season

Palm Oil

Palm oil prices fall as production rebounds Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Palm oil was this week trading near 2,4000 Malaysian ringgit (£463) a tonne

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