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Asda back on top form with lowest price for 20 items Subscription

Asda’s £53.32 total meant it came in £2.46 cheaper than second-place Sainsbury’s

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Sultana and raisin prices significantly up on last year Subscription

02 Aug 2018

Sultanas and raisin prices remain significantly inflated in comparison with last year, driven by high prices for dried grapes in California

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FDF survey points to Brexit-fuelled fears of rising costs Subscription

01 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Almost a third of businesses expect economic growth to slow in 2018

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Homepride sauces ‘shrinkflate’ as ingredient costs rise Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Around 20 of the brand’s jarred variants have been reduced from 500g to 485g while retaining an rsp of £1.59

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Heatwave shortages continue to inflate prices for fruit & veg Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Rutika Ghodekar

Four-week average UK lettuce prices for mid July are now up 21.7% year on year at 66p/unit

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Morrisons and Sainsbury's lead the way on scaling back deals Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Asda and Waitrose also had fewer deals in stores

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Trust is a crucial element of on-pack promotions

26 Jul 2018

No brand of note ever intends to mislead consumers. Trust is one of the most valuable commodities marketers have with people

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Walkers makes most of picnic season with more promotions Subscription

20 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The snack brand ran 208 featured space promotions in the major mults during June


Toblerone bars lose the big gaps... with a price hike Subscription

20 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The 150g bar, which was reduced from 170g in 2016 by spacing out the triangles, is being withdrawn

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CO2 shortage sees retailers cut fizzy drinks promotions Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average shelf prices in the carbonates category are up 4% in the four weeks to 2 July 2018


Poor lambing conditions continuing to affect price Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Lamb prices in the UK have begun their seasonal decrease but remain higher than the same period last year


Global sugar production falls Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Sugar prices are up month on month as new forecasts put overall global production down 2%


Threat of trade war ups South American soyabean prices Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The Chicago Board of Trade’s prices for soyabeans have dropped by 16%-17%

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Tesco ramps up promotions as it drops Brand Guarantee Subscription

01 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket giant ran 2,311 featured space promotions during the four weeks to 17 June 2018

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Dealing with the Donald: how trade war will hit food & drink Subscription

01 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Europe and the US have imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on each other - so what effect would a full-blown trade war have?

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EU pushes ahead with tariffs on US food and drink exports

25 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

American bourbon, tobacco, sweetcorn, orange juice and peanut butter are among the food and drink products hit by the 25% tax



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