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Jack’s basket ‘20% cheaper’ on ‘identical’ Tesco lines Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has used its mid-tier range for 75% of the Jack’s lineup

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Lidl Northern Ireland rapped over special offers brochure Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Lidl’s weekly deals pamphlet was ruled misleading over dates

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Aldi and Lidl campaigns respond to Tesco 'cheaper' claim Subscription

09 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Both discounters have claimed typical baskets at their stores are cheaper than at Tesco

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Tesco backs 'Exclusively at Tesco' brands with in-store push Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket has rolled out PoS promotional displays to support its 16 ‘Exclusively at Tesco’ brands

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McColl's looks to revamp pricing, range, website and loyalty offer Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller told the recent IGD Convenience Retailing Summit that food to go was a “massive opportunity”

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Tesco is now 'cheaper than discounters', says Lewis Subscription

04 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The UK’s biggest retailer is set to launch a major in-store campaign this weekend in a bid to reposition its price reputation

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Aldi will cut prices to stay cheaper than Jack's, says UK CEO Subscription

01 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

A recent price comparison by The Grocer found Tesco’s new discount chain was £1.87 cheaper for a basket of 35 items

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Supers slash deals in push for everyday low pricing Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

All the major retailers had fewer featured space promotions in stores last month compared to July

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Treasury voices doubts over DH promotions clampdown Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sources have revealed “serious tensions” between government bean counters and the Department of Health over the plans

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Soyabean prices fall as US-China trade war flares up Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The price of US soyabeans had recovered slightly after falling to below $8.20 per bushel

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Asda Price Guarantee to end in favour of focus on low pricing Subscription

05 Sep 2018

Price matching initiative was the first of its kind by a major UK supermarket

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Morrisons targets parents with Stock up and Save promotion Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket has also launched a series of Big Night In promotions this week

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Millions in UK 'can't afford healthy diet', says study Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Food Foundation found estimated a household of four would spend £103.17 per week to be able to follow the Eatwell Guide

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Tesco slashes red meat and poultry prices in EDLP push Subscription

31 Aug 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket has reduced the price of over 120 fresh red meat SKUs

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'Back door' food promotions clampdown slammed by industry Subscription

28 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Government is expected to add a promotions ban to the existing Food Safety Act

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Selfridges to launch in-store celebration of Irish food Subscription

21 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The Taste the Emerald Isle event will feature more than 50 brands

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Risk of petrol price hike, warn MP and Fair Fuel UK

13 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MP for Robert Halfon and the Fair Fuel UK campaign have called for an independent fuel price watchdog

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Asda cuts prices of its most popular free from lines Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Sixteen own-label products are now up to a claimed 40% cheaper than equivalents sold by others in the big four

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Morrisons and Sainsbury's lead the way on scaling back deals Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Asda and Waitrose also had fewer deals in stores

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Amazon offers lowest ever price for Echo on Prime Day Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Echo and Echo Dot speakers were cheaper than ever before, but some shoppers may have been unaware thanks to an error

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Tesco scraps Brand Guarantee in favour of low everyday prices

04 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket giant will pull the plug on the scheme on 16 July

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Tesco ramps up promotions as it drops Brand Guarantee Subscription

01 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The supermarket giant ran 2,311 featured space promotions during the four weeks to 17 June 2018

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Tesco issued cashback on 47 out of 50 weeks in Grocer 33 Subscription

29 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A look back at our mystery shops of the past 12 months shows there were only three weeks in total when a mystery shopper did not receive money back

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Costcutter predicts sales growth after slashing Xmas prices

28 Jun 2018 | By Emily Bright

Since launching its Christmas pre-sale brochure last month, Costcutter saw an increase of over 30% in pre-sales year on year

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M&S rapped over Christmas dinner comparison ad

13 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Watchdog said M&S’s claim to have reduced the cost of Christmas dinner by £10 was misleading

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Suppliers are still playing catch-up on price rises

14 Oct 2018 | By David Sables

Intelligence, empathy and resolve are crucial skills for suppliers, says Sentinel Management Consultants’ David Sables

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Can Tesco convince consumers it's cheaper than Aldi and Lidl?

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Dave Lewis has managed to get under the skin of Aldi and Lidl with his ‘cheaper’ claims

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Tesco cheaper than the discounters? A bold but risky claim Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis risks a price war with the discounters

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Pricing analysis: Jack's prices vs Tesco, Aldi and Lidl Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Adam Leyland

On the evidence of products selected from a flyer sent out to customers ahead of its launch in Chatteris this week, Jack’s

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Donna sizes up Jack's and mulls on price matching

20 Sep 2018

Cherubs, I will do my utmost to avoid the topic of Frexit this week

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Jack’s is here – and its pricing strategy is somehow still unclear Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Jack’s has been in the works for more than three years but there was last-minute feel about the big reveal, writes The Grocer’s chief reporter

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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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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

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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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Dealing with the Donald: how trade war will hit food & drink Subscription

01 Jul 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Europe and the US have imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on each other - so what effect would a full-blown trade war have?

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Tesco Brand Guarantee: a good week to bury bad news?

29 Jun 2018 | By Adam Leyland

It was a good week to bury bad news and a bad week to bury good news, says Grocer editor Adam Leyland

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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