Grocery price inflation nearly vanishes

The latest figures released today by Kantar show that grocery price inflation is on the verge of disappearing completely. Market growth is down to just 0.2%; the the lowest number recorded since October 2006 when Kantar began measuring in this specific manor.The news marks the continuation of a downward trend; this ... read more...
10:48AM - Wed 27th August 2014

Aldi swap checkout treats for healthy snacks

Aldi has become the latest supermarket to trade in checkout treats for healthy alternatives; chocolates and sweets are to be replaced with nuts, dried fruit and water. The swap will be implemented by January 2015, following a 16-week trial which t...
09:08AM - Wed 27th August 2014

Getting Emotional about Loyalty?

Rumour has it that loyalty cards are no longer as adept as they used to be in keeping customers loyal. Various surveys published over the last few months have indicated that shoppers are keeping more points on their cards than they are redeeming, ...
11:39AM - Tue 26th August 2014

Olive oil price on the rise due to drought

A poor harvest has been anticipated which now means that the price of Olive oil is to rise from €2.40 to €2.70. The prolonged drought in Spain’s biggest producing region has had a major impact as did the main olive-growing area in Italy where the ...
11:24AM - Tue 26th August 2014

Festival-goers well prepared for drenching

Festival-goers found themselves drenched at Reading and Leeds this weekend, however data has shown that this years crowds were well prepared for the down-pour. Fears that they couldnt depend on the weather sparked a surge in searches for wet weath...
11:14AM - Tue 26th August 2014
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Bank holiday washout costs retailers

Rain was not the only thing that fell this bank holiday weekend, the gusty winds and icy temperatures have meant that footfall figures were far lower than expected for UK retailers.The three day August holiday (which usually provides a boost for t...
10:55AM - Tue 26th August 2014
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Middle Eastern shoppers top spending tourists

Recent surveys have shown that the UK’s top spenders on the high street are not in fact from the UK at all. Middle Eastern tourists, predominantly from the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, have been splashing out on visits to London. On averag...
10:35AM - Tue 26th August 2014

Industry Profile: Mike Ashley

As the Premier League season kicks off, we take a look one of retail’s most prominent figures in the world of sports retail.Once a very private and somewhat enigmatic businessman, Mike Ashley has become an increasingly recognisable character. Sinc...
09:56AM - Tue 19th August 2014
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Brand profile: Rakuten

Those familiar with the award-winning Play.com will welcome the news of Rakuten’s arrival in the UK. Play.com was bought by Rakuten in 2011 for a reported £25m, by which time the Cambridge-based online retailer had accumulated 17m registered users...
10:57AM - Thu 14th August 2014
Game said one million customers signed up to its reward programmes during the year

Game Digital posts 'solid update' following float

Newly floated entertainment retailer Game Digital has seen total sales rise by 30 per cent for the year to 26 July as investment in its mobile apps, desktop and mobile sites boosted business.The company said its UK and Spanish business performed s...
10:44AM - Thu 14th August 2014
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