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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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Supermarket price inflation drops to lowest level for 18 months Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket price inflation has hit its lowest level for 18 months as the post-Brexit jump in grocery prices continues to stabilise.

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Tesco prices rise faster than rivals for more than a year Subscription

07 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The latest Grocer Price Index shows Tesco has overseen price rises at a faster rate than its rivals every month for an entire year

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City snapshot: OC&C Global 50 grow 5.7% after M&A spike Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The globe’s largest consumer goods groups have delivered their highest growth for six years but only after using M&A to boost flatlining sales.

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City snapshot: Supermarket inflation eases to 1.1% in May Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The Grocer Price Index measure of supermarket inflation fell from 1.2% to 1.1% as Tesco recorded its lowest level of inflation for almost a year. Plus Distil shares rise after year of double-digit growth and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Tesco inflation falls but it's still running ahead of rivals Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco has recorded its lowest level of inflation for almost a year as the UK’s biggest supermarket looks to step back into line with the other major players.

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City snapshot: Hotel Chocolat buys back £6.4m of customer ‘chocolate bonds’ Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Hotel Chocolat repays £6.4m of ‘chocolate bonds’ to fund growth. Plus, annual sales up 56% at UK wine supplier Gusbourne and Bayer sets date for $63bn Monsanto deal completion.

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City snapshot: Grocery inflation rises as soft drinks prices spike Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Andrew Don

 Supermarket price inflation rose again last month as the advent of the ‘sugar tax’ caused a spike in the price of soft drinks. Plus, packaging group Smurfit Kappa Group posts underlying first quarter growth of 7%, Kellogg’s organic net sales rise 0.6% in Q1 and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

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Soft drinks levy reverses trend of declining inflation Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A spike in soft drinks prices since the Soft Drinks Industry Levy came into force on 5 April has pushed up the GPI

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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

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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.

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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: 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.


Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

07 Aug 2018

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

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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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Is Tesco's pricing already a match for the discounters? Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Following initial reports in February that Tesco was thinking of trialling a discount chain, it has begun advertising for staff for a “new retail format” that would be “operated separately from the core Tesco business”. But can Jack’s really allow Tesco to take the fight to the all-conquering discounters?

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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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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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Grocers must be mindful of price-setting software

19 Jul 2018 | By Michael Dean

The use of price optimisation software is coming under more scrutiny than ever


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%



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