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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: 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.

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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

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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

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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

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The looming labour crisis: OC&C top 150 index 2017 Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Growth of the Top 150 UK food producers, already at a 15-year low, has been in short supply

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City snapshot: Supermarket price inflation remains at 2.4% Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket price inflation remained at its four-year high of 2.4% last month, with Tesco recording the largest increase in year-on-year prices. Plus Greene King’s share price plunges on warning over trading conditions, Diageo kicks off £1.5bn share buyback and all the latest news from the City.

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Meat, fish & poultry keeps inflation at four-year high Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Rapidly rising protein prices are keeping supermarket inflation at four-year highs, according to the latest Grocer Price Index

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C&C Group takes stake in pub group Admiral Taverns Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Magners and Tennent’s brewer C&C Group has bought a 47% stake in UK pub group Admiral Taverns as part of its acquisition by US investment fund Proprium Capital Partners.

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Are those green shoots at Asda or is it all inflation? Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

There are encouraging signs of improvement for Asda under CEO Sean Clarke, but the patient is still in recovery


Why mix is crucial to fmcg growth

15 Feb 2018 | By Warren Ackerman

Underlying sales growth is one of the most important stock market measures for staples companies


Closures and feedstock costs drive up polystyrene Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Polystyrene prices have risen due to factory closures and rising feedstock costs


'Sluggish' sales set to hit red meat prices Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The GB average prime cattle price was 357.03p/kg in the week ended 3 February…

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Supermarket Valentine's Day meal deals - who's doing what and for how much?

09 Feb 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Here’s what the mults have on offer for Valentine’s Day


Smaller catches keep coldwater prawns costly Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Coldwater prawn prices remain significantly higher than this time last year


Chinese output cuts keep price of steel high Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

EU steel prices remain higher than last year due to the continuation of Chinese steel restrictions…

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Asda and Sainsbury's lead in hikes for own-label wine

26 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Own-label wine prices are rising in Asda and Sainsbury’s but remain relatively stationary in Morrisons and Tesco


Raisin and sultana prices still on the rise Subscription

25 Jan 2018

Prices for raisins and sultanas continue to climb in the wake of surging prices for dried grapes from the US



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