Online spend higher

Online grocery shoppers spend more money than their offline counterparts, a study by Lightspeed Research reveals. Some 60% of online shoppers spend between £51 and £100 on a main grocery shop, compared with 42% in-store.

Taxing behaviour

Green taxes should be put on disposable products such as drink cartons, razors and batteries to curb household waste, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Green Alliance.

Christmas spend up

Shoppers will spend an estimated £33bn this Christmas, up 6% on last year, the BRC has predicted. Each household will spend an average of £163 on food and drink, up 2% on last year.