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Tesco continues growth curve amid competitive environment

Supermarket giant Tesco 'is regaining competitiveness' in its core UK business as it records a seventh consecutive quarter of growth.

Summer sun warms grocery trade

Recent warmer weather has spurred the grocery trade with the market growing at 0.3% for the 12 weeks to 14 August 2016, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Consumer spending slowed in July

The latest Barclaycard consumer confidence research has shown caution among consumers, as spending rose 2.6% in July, with growth levels down on those seen in May and June. 

Barclaycard reveals post-Brexit consumer data

The decision to leave the EU has not taken an effect on shoppers after Barclaycard data has shown that spending and retail sales increased during the second quarter.

Sandwiches losing out to street food, says new research

There has been a dip in the popularity of sandwiches, while sales of hot food and drinks are up, according to new research from labelling and eco packaging company Planglow.

Tiptree sales up 10.6%

Essex-based jam and marmalade maker Tiptree has increased sales by 10.6% to exceed £40m for the first time, but profits were affected by abandoned factory expansion plans.

Independent cafés see sales rise, but challenges remain

Brits just cannot get enough caffeine, according to new figures which show 74% of independent café owners increased like-for-like turnover in 2015.

Costa reports strong sales growth

Whitbread-owned coffee brand Costa has posted UK like-for-like sales growth of 4.4% for the six months to August 27 2015.

UK shoppers cite sugar as major concern, finds study

Sugar content in food is the UK’s biggest concern, research has found.

Supermarkets see slight sales growth

New figures show continued slow growth in the supermarket sector, with sales up 0.2% for the 12 weeks to 24 May.

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