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The Grocer Price Index - Retailers

The GPI tracks pricing of more than 70,000 grocery products using a 12-month chained index. The index was set at 100 in September 2008. The average does not include Waitrose. The GPI is compiled by Brand View.

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City snapshot: Supermarket price inflation plunges to 0.8% Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket inflation has fallen to its lowest level for over a year, according to the latest figures from The Grocer Price Index, while Sainsbury’s has become the first supermarket to show monthly deflation since February 2017. Plus, consumer stocks surge on market recovery all the rest of the latest news from the City

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Price cuts drive Sainsbury's into annual price deflation Subscription

05 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The GPI shows Sainsbury’s as the first supermarket to record a year-on-year price drop for over 12 months

Tesco Price Promise

City snapshot: Inflation gap between Tesco and rivals expands Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The inflationary gap between Tesco and its big four rivals has reached a new high even as inflation across the big four supermarkets flattens. Conviviality shares hammered after shock profits warning, Yeo Valley profits hit by rising milk prices and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Waitrose profits down by more than a third Subscription

08 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Operating profit before exceptional items was down 32.1% to £172 million for the 52 weeks to 27 January


Fourth quarter volumes fall at Refresco Subscription

05 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

European bottling giant Refresco, currently subject to a €1.6bn private equity bid, had a disappointing end to the year with volumes and value sales slipping in the fourth quarter.

Food prices

City snapshot: Tesco sets five year inflation high as annual grocery prices rise 2% Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket price inflation edged up to 2% in the first month of the new year according to the latest Grocer Price Index – but there is wide disparity across the big four, with Tesco price rises swelling the overall figure. Plus another grim day for international stock markets takes its toll on grocery shares and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Tesco continues to prop up overall inflation in grocery Subscription

08 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco recorded its highest level of price inflation for over five years last month

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City snapshot: Charles Wilson to replace Matt Davies as Tesco’s UK & ROI CEO Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has announced that upon completion of the merger with Booker, the wholesaler’s boss Charles Wilson will be appointed as CEO of its retail and wholesale operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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City snapshot: Food prices jump in run up to Christmas Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Food inflation gathered steam in December despite supermarkets investing in price on key lines to win over shoppers during the crucial Christmas period, according to the latest figures from the BRC-Nielsen. Plus, like-for-like sales slump 6.1% at Crawshaw in December as shoppers desert value meat chain.

Tesco cheese aisle

Tesco inflationary price hikes outstrip big four rivals Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco shares were boosted after Goldman Sachs suggested it was passing on less of the inflationary pressures to customers

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City snapshot: Tesco prices rising faster than industry rivals - GPI Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Tesco continued to raise prices faster than its supermarket peers last month, according to the latest Grocer Price Index. Plus, Tesco Clubcard operator Dunnhumby has plunged to a £33m pre-tax loss after a new agreement with its parent company cost the data arm an extra £30m; and Poundstretcher sales fall 7.5% to £397.4m as the chain continued to shrink its store estate

McColl's store

City snapshot: McColl’s annual sales rise 19.1% but like-for-like sales slip in fourth quarter Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

McColl’s Retail Group (MCLS) has reported a 19.1% uplift in annual sales following the acquisition of 298 Co-op convenience stores, but like-for-like growth tailed off towards the end of the year. Plus a look ahead at finance news this week and all the latest news from the City.

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Four-month price inflation trend edges back in October Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket inflation has eased for the first time in five months

Bakkavor meals

City snapshot: £1bn Bakkavor IPO back on after rapid U-turn Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

 A week to the day after pulling its London IPO because of “volatile” market conditions, Bakkavor has dramatically announced its listing is back on at 180p per share valuing it at just over £1bn. Plus, supermarket inflation stalls, HelloFresh UK doubles sales but losses grow, baby food brand Piccolo secures six-figure cash injection and all the rest of the latest news from the City


City snapshot: Finsbury Food confirms closure of lossmaking Grain D'Or bakery Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

 Finsbury Food Group has this morning confirmed that it will close its London-based bakery business Grain D’Or, with 250 staff facing redundancy.

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Price inflation at mults hits highest level for five years Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index jumped from 2.4% to 2.9% in the month to 1 October

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


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


US soybean futures hit by tariffs tit-for-tat Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

America’s second -biggest crop got dragged into the looming trade war with China

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Beast from the East drives up electricity demand Subscription

29 Mar 2018

Electricity prices shot up as the demand for heating increased

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Butter prices forced up by EU demand Subscription

29 Mar 2018

UK milk prices fell month on month but butter prices rose due to increased demand from the EU

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The Co-op leads the way on Easter special offers

28 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

In the lead-up to Easter, the Co-op was offering better deals on branded and own label products than other mults



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