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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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Where now for the pound – and food price inflation? Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

So far, so Brexit. The day after a political earthquake, the value of the pound has dropped sharply while the globally focussed FTSE 100 is on the rise

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Markets rocked by election uncertainty Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The pound has dropped in value by almost 2% overnight against the dollar as markets come to terms with the shock UK general election result that has produced a hung parliament.

Tesco has added two days shelf life to fresh produce including citrus

Asda keeps a lid on prices as inflation eases again Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Prices are rising compared with last year, but still remain 2.2% down on a two-year basis

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City snapshot: Ocado finally signs first international deal Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ocado has signed its first long-awaited international partnership to provide its technology to an unnamed European retailer. Plus Iceland’s annual sales rise 4.4% and EBITDA jumps 6.3%, FRC drops probe into PwC over Tesco profits overstatement and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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City snapshot: Inflation eases back as supermarkets continue price battle Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Inflation eased in April as the big four supermarkets continued to battle the discounters and keep prices low, the lastest Grocer Price Index data suggests. Plus, an exclusive interview with Aldi CEO Matthew Barnes; the latest annual BDO food and drink report; and Eagle Eye wins a three-year contract with John Lewis.


Inflation drops as big four strive to contain cost hikes Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The big four are still trying to limit the extent to which they are passing on higher costs to consumers, data indicates

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Rising food prices could boost the discounters Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Aldi and Lidl have been tipped to benefit from escalating grocery inflation after inflation remained at 2.3% last month despite rising prices for food, alcohol and tobacco.

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City snapshot: Supermarket prices rise 1.4% in March Subscription

07 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket inflation jumped 0.9 percentage points to 1.4% in March - the highest level of grocery inflation since Christmas 2013.

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Inflation reaches its highest level since Christmas 2013 Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index shows annual inflation for the month to 1 April standing at 1.4%

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UK food prices return to inflation according to official statistics Subscription

21 Mar 2017 Updated: 21 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The price of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks rose 0.3% in February after 31 consecutive months of decline, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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City snapshot: Unilever CEO calls for shake-up of UK takeover rules Subscription

15 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Unilever boss Paul Polman has called on the Government to tighten up UK takeover rules after the Anglo-Dutch Marmite producer successfully saw off a £115bn bid approach from Kraft Heinz last month. Plus retail shares suffer and all the rest of the latest news from the City

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How deep were the supermarket price cuts? Subscription

14 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest Grocer Price Index signalled an end to the era of supermarket deflation as prices in February rose again on an annual basis after two and a half years of price cuts. But how deep were the cuts?

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City snapshot: Inflation returns to UK grocery Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket shelf prices are on the rise for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, according to the latest Grocer Price Index

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Supermarket prices rising as curtain falls on deflation Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The industry-wide deflation that has gripped the grocery market since mid-2014 fell back to zero in the month to 1 February

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City snapshot: Premier Foods strikes agreement with Hong Kong hedge fund Subscription

01 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Activist investor Oasis Management is set to further build its stake in Premier Foods after entering a customary relationship agreement

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Cost of basket of fruit & veg moves up 3% on last month

17 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some individual SKUs are significantly more expensive than a year ago – including those affected by widespread shortages

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Uber-style surge pricing in supermarkets is uber-unlikely Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The replacing of paper shelf-edge labels in some stores with electronic ones could mean prices go down rather than up


Weak sterling pushes up price of apples Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Apple prices in the UK are up 25.5% year on year thanks to a weaker sterling over the past 12 months


Barbecue season pushes up pork prices Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

EU pork prices have risen due to increased demand caused by the warmer weather and barbecue season

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Fairy and Colgate enter top 10 highest-promoting brands Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Mr Kipling and Mars have fallen out of the top 10 biggest-promoting brands


High stock levels keep cocoa bean prices up Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

Cocoa bean prices remain lower year on year due to high stock levels and increased production

General election 2017

The Grocer's view on the General Election 2017

09 Jun 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Let us be absolutely clear Mrs May. There is no clarity right now. Only confusion …

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The Co-op and Waitrose buck trend for fewer promotions Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The Co-op made a big promotional push last month, ramping up the number of featured space deals in stores by almost a fifth

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Butter prices up as low milk fat supplies hit wholesale Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The price of block butters in the major supermarkets has risen by nearly 10% during the past year

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