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Morrisons cuts prices across more than 250 Savers items Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Morrisons said the relaunch was aimed at “keeping shopping simple and saving customers money”

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Sainsbury's to trial radical overhaul of Nectar scheme Subscription

06 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Revamp allows customers to pick items to earn points

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ASA rebukes Lidl over misleading prosecco promotion Subscription

04 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Six complaints claimed a promotion offering a six-bottle case for £20 had broken advertising rules because stores ran out

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GCA warns mults off charging for better website positioning Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon also made an appeal for suppliers to come forward to take part in her annual groceries sector survey

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Supermarket confectionery promotions overhaul booze deals Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets have ramped up promotions on sweets and chocolate as they continue to cut back on booze deals this year

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Asda CEO promises more 'everyday low prices' in new strategy Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Ronan Hegarty

Roger Burnley told suppliers the retailer was still “too expensive”, despite its recent Rollbacks

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AF Blakemore rewards Spar customers with film for Valentine's

14 Feb 2018 | By Emily Bright

Customers buying a Valentine’s meal deal will be offered a free movie of their choice

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Coca-Cola cutting back on promotions for its flagship soda Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data suggests CCEP has scaled back promotional activity on its flagship carbonates brand

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Co-op's £50m price cuts close gap on convenience rivals Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The Co-op’s £50m price investment has succeeded in making it much more competitive with its main convenience rivals

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JJ Food Service offers caterers healthier options discount Subscription

31 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

New customers signing up to London’s Healthier Catering Commitment get a 10% discount on five products for three months

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Co-op to invest £50m in raft of in-store discounts Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has slashed 600 prices by an average of 14%.The move follows plans to open 100 new convenience stores and to revamp a further 150 of its outlets

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Price key to dissuading healthier choices says Him report

22 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Over a third of shoppers rate healthy products as important, but three-quarters (74%) say price is important

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Sainsbury's raises price of own-label 'house' wines Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The supermarket has raised the price of all 24 75cl and 150cl SKUs in its ‘house’ wine range

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Bans on HFSS promotions would 'threaten Scottish business' Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

FDF Scotland said the move would have huge repercussions for companies that relied on promotions for sales

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Houmous price hikes make for costly Veganuary Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average prices for supermarket houmous have increased by a whopping 12% since January 2017

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Asda has massively cut price gap with discounters says Bernstein Subscription

15 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

‘On their (limited) range of Farm Stores products, similar to Tesco’s Farms, they are actually 5% cheaper than Lidl’

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Christmas getting costlier as retailers cut promotions Subscription

15 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Christmas is getting closer, but festive bargain hunters might be left disappointed by the deals on offer in the mults

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Festive price war looms as Tesco cuts cost of Christmas veg Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has relaunched its Festive 5 promotion, with prices reduced to 29p for key Christmas ingredients

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Shoppers on the hunt for deals ahead of big Christmas shop Subscription

06 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Nearly half of all shoppers agreed that they spent more time at Christmas seeking out promotions

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Morrisons pledges price freeze on 100 key Christmas lines Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Edward Devlin

Pledge comes as Morrisons reported a 2.5% like-for-like sales increase in the third quarter of this year

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Rising grocery prices to slow early next year Video Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Kantar Worldpanel predicts supermarket price rises will peak later this year

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Morrisons extends options in £3 lunchtime meal deal Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Shoppers will be able to choose from 370 lines including products from its The Best premium own-label range…

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Tesco launches drive for rebranded digital wallet Tesco Pay+ Subscription

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Users will collect one extra Clubcard point for every £4 spent in Tesco if they use Pay+ between now and 14 January

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The Co-op urges suppliers to sign up to bigger 'wow deals'

15 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Commercial chiefs want to slash prices in return for longer-term partnerships

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Costcutter readies goody bag giveaway for freshers' week Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Retailer will be hosting supplier sample days at 16 campus stores

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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

Food prices

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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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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Be prepared for new restrictions on promotions

22 Mar 2018

Food and drink retailers and manufacturers are under increasing pressure to support the fight against obesity

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Cadbury Mini Eggs among shrinkflated Easter treats Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Pouches of Mini Eggs have shrunk from 460g last Easter to 421g, with prices still at £4 in most major retailers…

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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

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How the mults scaled back on deals and savings in 2017 Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets scaled back promotional activity last year, latest data confirms

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Yes, food price inflation should ease – but we can’t afford to get complacent Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

It’s been a bruising 18 months for consumers since the Brexit vote sent sterling crashing

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Christmas 33 basket reveals soaring cost of traditional fare Subscription

15 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Our Christmas basket cost 1.14% more this year at £127.63 compared with £126.19 in 2016

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What impact will Scottish MUP have on the drinks trade? Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

How will minimum pricing hierarchies be affected in Scotland – and the rest of the UK? And who will benefit?

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Asda cuts average savings as it ramps up promo levels Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is getting festive as it ramps up deals on confectionery, biscuits and snacks ahead of Christmas

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