Tesco brings back Festive Five 29p fresh food promotion Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Festive Five was launched by Tesco boss Dave Lewis in his first Christmas as CEO, in 2014

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Supermarket prices in deflation as festive period looms Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket prices remained in annual deflation for a second consecutive month in November


Mults keep lid on turkey cost hikes to boost Xmas sales Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Turkey production costs have risen this year but supermarkets aren’t passing on costs to shoppers

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Waitrose downsizes Tesco price-match promise Subscription

26 Nov 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Waitrose’s Brand Price Match now covers 1,200 lines instead of 8,000

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Shoppers saving a third less on supermarket wine promotions Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers stocking up on wine deals before Christmas will save just 20.4% on average compared with 28.4% last year

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Morrisons hikes milk prices in wake of farmgate increase Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

It comes amid concerns that extreme weather would tighten supplies and lead to prices rises


Nisa to run promotions on Italian foods in world cuisine push

08 Nov 2018 | By Andrew Don

The promotion will also feature deals on Italian beers

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M&S warns 'further significant change is still needed' Subscription

07 Nov 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Like-for-like food sales sunk 2.9% in the six months ended 29 September 2018

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Supermarket veg prices still rising in wake of heatwave Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Onions, carrots, asparagus and broccoli are getting pricier following the cold spring and long hot, dry spell over the summer months

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Cost is biggest healthy snacks purchase barrier, finds report

18 Oct 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Him report was based on more than 1,500 online shopper interviews

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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


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”


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


As profit margins shrink, what's going wrong in liquid milk? Subscription

14 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Müller Milk and Ingredients CEO Patrick Müller this week warned the sector had reached a “tipping point” in terms of profitability

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When is a promise not a pledge? It’s all in the Ts&Cs

30 Nov 2018 | By Adam Leyland

It has emerged that Waitrose quietly scaled its price match pledge back to 1,000 lines in April 2017

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Supermarkets slash price of some festive favourite chocs Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Carina Perkins

A 290g box of Roses is now £2.63 on average in the mults, 38p cheaper than it was in the run up to Christmas 2017

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Can the food & drink supply chain cope with rising costs? Subscription

19 Oct 2018 | By James Halliwell

Currency swings, supply shortages, mergers and Brexit are escalating commodity volatility

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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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