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Tesco replaces budget own-label loaves with exclusive HW Nevill’s brand

Tesco has replaced its Everyday Value bread loaves with a new brand named after a historical London bakery.

Prices rise following drop in wheat meeting bread spec

Latest test results show a sharp decline in the proportion of wheat samples meeting full bread specification.

Synergy may have the solution to butter shortage issue

Flavouring specialist Synergy has created a range of dairy solutions that can enhance mouthfeel and dairy notes in bakery products where butter may have been reduced.

Aldi reports record sales but profits hit by price war

Discount supermarket Aldi has reported record sales in the UK and Ireland for 2015 and said it will invest £300m in revamping its stores, but profits have been hit by the supermarket price war.

Ocado sales climb despite price wars

Group sales at Ocado climbed 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter, despite the chief executive indicating that price wars were expected to continue in the future.

Brakes reveals new pricing strategy

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes has revealed a new and more transparent pricing strategy, which will go live in November following extensive pilots.

Slight grocery price drop in August

Research from comparison website MySupermarket shows that a basket of popular supermarket items dropped slightly in August, two months after prices rose in June and July.

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.

Asda suffers largest quarterly sales decline in history

Supermarket giant Asda has been hit with the biggest sales decline in its history, as like-for-like sales decreased by 7.5%.

Frozen pizza and white bread buck rising grocery price trend

Frozen pizza and white bread have fallen in price despite the cost of a basket of popular supermarket items jumping by 1% in July, latest figures from mysupermarket.co.uk show.

Asda warned against irrational price war

Bosses from retailer Sainsbury’s have suggested that starting a price war would be not be a logical step forwards for rival retailer Asda.

Warburtons profits hit by supermarket price war

Continued pressure on the UK grocery market has hit profits at bread giant Warburtons. 

Sainsbury’s reports ‘solid’ start to year

Sainsbury’s has reported a slight 0.8% drop in Q1 like-for-like retail sales (excluding fuel).

Butter prices up 13%

Bakers face higher prices for butter after a surprise rally on global commodity markets.

McVitie’s drives price-marked packs through convenience

McVitie’s has launched a range of flapjack and slice PMPs (price marked packs) aimed at the convenience market.

Co-op boss takes pay cut as profits dip

The Co-operative Group has reported 3.3% underlying profit growth in food sales, up to £250m for the 52 weeks to 2 January 2016.

Jammie Dodgers thieves sentenced

The gang who stole £20,000 of Jammie Dodgers from a Burton’s Biscuits factory in Cwmbran, Wales, have been jailed for more than 11 years.

Survey finds demand for more gluten-free products

There is insufficient choice in the gluten-free market, according to 73% of consumers who buy coeliac-friendly products.

Morrisons details strategy for growth

Morrisons has listed six key priorities, as part of its ongoing strategy to improve profitability.

Price of gluten-free bread and croissants rises

Mysupermarket.com has analysed the prices of various baked goods over the last year, with many items found to be cheaper, but a few significantly more expensive.

Grocery prices continue to drop

mySupermarket.co.uk has said grocery prices have dropped to their lowest level in more than a year.

Supermarket special offers to be banned?

Major supermarkets are under official investigation after it emerged that questionable special offers encouraged shoppers to spend, not save.

Mark Price granted peerage and appointed as trade minister

GroceryAid life patron and former Waitrose chairman Mark Price has been made a Lord and named as a trade minister.

Grocery prices lowest in over a year

The cost of a basket of 35 popular products – including white bread – fell £85.80 in January, the cheapest it has been in more than a year.

Greggs’ trading update triggers share-price tumble

Greggs, the high street bakery chain, suffered a sharp drop in share price as it reported a slowdown in its like-for-like (LFL) sales growth.

Sugar tax is ‘useless’ say experts

New research by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested customers will simply opt for cheaper, poorer quality alternatives if a tax on sugar is introduced.

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Mark Price resigns from Waitrose

Supermarket chain Waitrose is to lose its managing director as Mark Price has announced he is to stand down.

Supermarket white loaf price down nearly 5%

A loaf of supermarket white bread has fallen by 4.5% in year, according to new research.

Cake and biscuits market in slow growth, but future positive

The biscuit and cake market has seen a “subdued” growth, threatened by home baking and competition between confectionery, health foods and ice cream products.

Holland's Pies
Holland's Pies priced up in convenience channel
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Pie firm switches to price-marked packs in convenience

Holland’s Pies is moving to price-marked packs in convenience stores. 

Hovis loaf
Hovis 800g price down to 75p in Sainsbury's
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Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

Sainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. 

Discounting causes grocery deflation

Heavy discounting by supermarkets means the grocery market has been pushed into deflation, according to the latest figures.

Battle of the loaves:
Sainsbury's have joined the price war on bread
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Sainsbury’s joins price war on loaves

Sainsbury’s is the latest in the glut of supermarkets to slash the price of its loaves in an ongoing “race to the bottom”.

Competition:
Supermarket war keeps prices consistantly low
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Supermarket price war keeps food prices low

Food prices rose by just 0.6% last month - the lowest rise ever according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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