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Fewer deals but brands not budging on price, says IRI

The IRI’s new Big Question report on the grocery price war revealed it has saved UK shoppers £9.3bn over three years.

Hovis invests £6m to revamp Granary and Seed Sensations recipes

UK baking giant Hovis has invested £6m to re-vamp its Seed Sensations and Granary products following improvements made across its Soft White loaves.

Christmas cake and pud sales 12% behind last year

Supermarket sales of Christmas cakes and puddings – and many other festive favourites – are currently trailing last year’s.

Discounter sales growth slows as Tesco gains market share

Combined sales growth at Lidl and Aldi is at its lowest level in five years – while Tesco is continuing to increase its share of the grocery market.

Grocery searches soar across mobile devices

Shoppers searched for groceries on their smartphones 11% more in Q3 2016 compared to the previous quarter, according to Google and the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Tesco records strongest growth in three years - Nielsen

Tesco has outperformed its three major supermarket rivals in the past quarter – and recorded its strongest sales growth in more than three years.

Eoin Tonge, CFO, Greencore

New CFO for Greencore

Convenience food and cakes and desserts manufacturer Greencore Group has appointed Eoin Tonge as chief financial officer and as a director of the group with effect from 3 October 2016.

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.

Supermarket sales below £100bn for first time in six years

Supermarket sales have decreased below £100bn for the first time since 2010 as the price war continues in the UK grocery sector.

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.

Grocery trade escapes immediate Brexit fallout

Brexit has had little impact on grocery share figures, according to the latest data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Grocery Aid hails record £4.3m of welfare spending

Grocery Aid, which is the trading name of the National Grocers' Benevolent Fund (NGBF), spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end of year financial results.

Grocery prices see largest drop in over a year

Food prices saw their biggest fall for over a year last month as prices continued to drop, according to market analyst British Retail Consortium-Nielsen (BRC).

Warburtons profits hit by supermarket price war

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

Sainsbury’s to close Netto chain

Sainsbury’s is to close its Netto stores after deciding to end its joint venture with Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked in the UK.

Grocery in decline but discounters take record share

Discount retailers have hit record market share while consumers await the possible impact of Brexit on grocery prices, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Amazon Fresh launches

Amazon Fresh has made its entrance into the UK grocery market, in a move which threatens Britain’s already under-pressure supermarkets.

Fresh baked goods are top convenience choice

Over half of those who regularly shop in convenience stores have said they regularly buy freshly baked goods, according to research analyst Mintel.

ABF profits up despite “challenges” in bakery

Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has seen grocery profits rise, despite a fall in sales and “challenges” within the UK bakery market.

Online grocery boom worth £8.6bn last year

One in four consumers now shops for groceries online, according to a new survey by Mintel.

Sainsbury’s reports steady Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported a steady Q4 trading period with like-for-like (LFL) sales excluding fuel at 0.1% growth.

Grocery prices continue to drop

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

Grocery market grows, with further success for discounters

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed the British grocery market returning to slow growth, after a disappointing Christmas period.

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.

GroceryAid to help apprentices with finances

GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

Discounters benefit at Christmas amid 0.2% drop in grocery sales

Continuing price deflation meant there was no Christmas uplift for the British grocery market as sales fell 0.2% on last year. But Waitrose, The Co-operative and Sainsbury’s successfully grew ahead of the market. 

Record seasonal trading days for Waitrose

Waitrose reported record trading days on 23 and 24 December, despite the challenging grocery market. 

Grocery retailers set for strong Christmas

UK shoppers are expected to spend £20.3bn on groceries over the Christmas period, a 1.4% rise on last year.

Christmas adverts hit the screen

With the major grocery retailers having broken their Christmas adverts for 2015, British Baker picks apart their strategies.

IGD predicts online shopping surge

Up to 42% of British shoppers could be converted to online grocery shopping, according to food and grocery research and training charity IGD.

Deflation saves households £58 a year on grocery bills

Supermarket price wars have left the average household better off by £58 a year, according to Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending October 11, 2015.

Discounters soar in stagnant supermarket sector

Discount giants Aldi and Lidl have recorded double-digit growth against relatively static supermarket growth of 0.9%, according to the latest statistics.

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Waitrose sees LFL sales drop in first half
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Waitrose sees drop in first-half LFLs

Waitrose has revealed that like-for-like sales were down by 1.3% in its first half, as it insisted cut-price techniques were not hitting profits. 

The Topping Pie Company
The Topping Pie Company will be sold in Co-operative stores across Yorkshire
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Pie firm strikes local deal with Co-op

The Topping Pie Company, based in Doncaster, has been chosen by The Co-operative to supply its pies across Yorkshire. 

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Grocery market is showing slight growth
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Slow growth in grocery sector

“Sluggish growth” has been recorded in the British grocery market in the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015. 

Slow growth in grocery sector

“Sluggish growth” has been recorded in the British grocery market in the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015 with Sainsbury's the only one of the big four in growth.

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Average grocery basket went down last month
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Price of average grocery shop sees deflation

Grocery prices in July fell by 1% compared to the previous month, according to groceries website mySupermarket.co.uk. 

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British grocery market sees slow growth
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Smaller retailers outperform slower grocery growth

British grocery sales have slowed by 0.8% in the last year, though smaller retailers have enjoyed stronger growth. 

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Grocery basket price rises
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Price of grocery basket rises

Prices for the UK’s most popular grocery products have risen for the first time in more than six months. 

Bread prices and discounters impact inflation

Grocery inflation is at -1.7%, reflecting the impact of Aldi and Lidl, as well as deflation in major categories like bread.

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A number of buyers are interested in stakes in Bakkavor
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Bakkavör to sell stakes in the business

A bidding war for a stake in UK convenience group Bakkavör is looming after reports of interest from a number of buyers, including private equity firms PAI Partners and Pamplona Capital. 

The Grocer
The Grocer own-label awards saw winners and losers
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Discounters dominate gold in Grocer Awards

There were clear winners and losers in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards, with the discounters drawing in top place with Asda. 

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Supermarket sales growth slows in 12 weeks to April
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Grocery price deflation hits supermarket sales

Supermarket sales have slowed to a revenue growth of 0.2% compared to last year, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Co-op
The Co-operative Group sees rise in food sales
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The Co-op achieves solid performance

The Co-operative food business delivered a 0.4% increase in like-for-like sales overall for the 52 weeks ended 3 January 2015. 

Aldi
Aldi jumps into position as UK's sixth-largest supermarket
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Aldi bypasses Waitrose in supermarket leaderboard

German discounter Aldi has leapfrogged Waitrose in the leaderboard to become Britain’s sixth-largest supermarket. 

Sainbury's
Sainsbury's reports small decline in Q4 sales
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Sainsbury’s records decline in Q4 sales

Sainsbury’s has reported like-for-like retail sales were down 1.9% in its fourth-quarter trading statement as “the trading environment remains challenging”. 

Waitrose
Waitrose market share is up
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Investment curbs Waitrose profits, despite sales rise

Waitrose has posted an increase in gross sales of 6.5% to £6.51bn in its unaudited results for the 53 weeks ending 31 January 2015. 

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Grocery inflation is the lowest since records began in 2006
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Grocery deflation hits new low

Deflation has reached a new low of -1.6% in its 18th successive fall as the supermarket price war rages on. 

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Christine Tacon: questioned tomorrow by House of Lords
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GCA questioned on new food waste powers

The House of Lords is to take evidence from Christine Tacon CBE, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, regarding powers to fine certain large retailers 1% of their turnover. 

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Quarterly food sales were up 0.5% in February
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Broad-based rise in food sales

Quarterly food sales were up 0.5% in February - the best performance since January 2014. 

Food sales up
People are spending more on food as a fifth of shoppers are better off
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Food sales rise for first time since early 2014

Food sales have made a healthy start to the year, rising by 0.2% – the best performance since February 2014. 

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Grocery market picks up
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Grocery market picks up pace

The grocery market is growing at its fastest rate since June last year at 1.1%. 

Waitrose mince pies:
Positive festive results for the retailer
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Waitrose sees strong festive sales

Like-for-like sales increased by 2.8% at supermarket Waitrose over the Christmas period – the sixth consecutive year it has outperformed the market.

First decline on record for grocery market
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Discounters continue to dominate, as overall grocery declines

Aldi and Lidl have continued to storm the grocery market, despite an overall decline in the sector since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994.

Mike Coupe:
new chief executive at the supermarket
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Underlying profits and LFLs down at Sainsbury’s

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s this morning unveiled a 2.1% fall in like-for-like sales and said underlying profit had dropped by 6.3% to £375m.

M&S
M&S: good growth in food
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M&S food shows strong sales growth

Marks and Spencer (M&S) food business has reported like-for-like sales are up 1%. 

Shopping
Food inflation at lowest since December 2006
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New low for food inflation

Food inflation has reached a record low, falling to 0.1% - the lowest rate since December 2006. 

Discounting causes grocery deflation

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

Andrew Higginson
Andrew Higginson: Tesco woes have weakened the industry
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Tesco woes weaken grocery market, claims industry veteran

Tesco’s downward performance has weakened the grocery market as a whole, claimed a leading supermarket figure. 

McVities

Innovation not always the answer, argues United Biscuits director

Brands need to focus on their core products rather than striving for constant innovation, according to a top United Biscuits (UB) executive. 

Cranks brings veggie breads to the market

The market for veggie breads is set to widen as licensed bread brand Cranks is being expanded into the sector. 

Figures suggest organic is best

A study has revealed organic grocery sales are out-performing non-organic sales in the supermarkets. 

Grocery inflation low
Inflation decrease means food costs are the same as last year
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Supermarket war continues as market reaches low

Competition within supermarkets has driven down grocery inflation to zero. 

Waitrose
Waitrose: operating profits slump but market share grows
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Waitrose operating profit slumps but market share grows

High-end supermarket Waitrose has posted a 9.4% drop in operating profit in its half-year results to 26 July as the fierce competition battles on. 

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Supermarkets: big four feel the squeeze
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Grocery price inflation stands at 0.2% as big four feel the squeeze

Grocery price inflation has fallen for the eleventh consecutive period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Online confectionery sales soar

Consumers spend more than £100m on online confectionery, according to a report.

Greencore reports revenue growth and year expectations

Greencore Group has recorded revenue of £310.5m from its convenience food division, 8.7% higher than the prior year on a reported basis.

Kingsmill grows share amid ‘challenging’ trading

Associated British Food (ABF), the parent company of Kingsmill, has achieved market share growth with the bread, as group revenue dropped 2% on last year.

Premier Foods shares fall on sales warning

Shares in the embattled food group Premier Foods fell by nearly 10% after the company, which produces Mr Kipling cakes, said it had seen falling sales in its so-called ‘Power Brands’.

Grocery market growth slows

Grocery market growth has seen the biggest slump for 11 years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.  

High street consumers regain confidence

Shopper confidence is at its highest since January 2011, according to new research from  IGD ShopperVista.

Tesco tops supermarket sales thanks to Jubilee

UK supermarkets managed to accumulate an extra £213m during the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, according the latest data.

Allied Bakeries supports charity rugby tournament

Staff from Allied Bakeries have helped to arrange a touch rugby tournament to raise cash for Caravan, the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund.

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