Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?
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Sunday 28 December 2008
Thank God it's all over for another year. I do enjoy Christmas, it's just that the lead-up to the event is so stressful. We decided on a dawn raid on Waitrose the day before Christmas Eve... unfortunately our plans were discovered and the secret was out. We arrived to find that everyone in Cirencester was trying to do the same – it was a shambles.
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
Morrisons, Britain's fourth-largest supermarket chain, trounced its rivals yesterday as it reported booming sales and claimed it was winning over bargain-hunting shoppers from rival stores such as Tesco.
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Sunday 30 November 2008
Sunday 30 November 2008
Ardeshir Naghshineh, whose 10 per cent equity stake in Woolworths was wiped out when the company fell into administration last week, is one of several potential bidders lining up to buy the 800-shop retailer.
Friday 28 November 2008
Wednesday 12 November 2008
Saturday 04 October 2008
More retailers released dire trading figures yesterday, reinforcing fears that the sector is heading for its worst Christmas in 30 years.
Wednesday 01 October 2008
Tuesday 30 September 2008
The UK's biggest supermarket today said it racked up a 10 per cent rise in first-half profits despite the "powerful economic headwinds" facing the business.
Thursday 25 September 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
Monday 15 September 2008
Watch out. Middle-class self-pity is at an all-time high as recession is anticipated by the "hardworking" folk who own nice homes and dependable, large cars and holiday many times a year. All too soon, such well-earned luxuries have turned to essential entitlements. Those now accustomed to these extras are restive, expecting the worst, almost as panicky as those across the Atlantic awaiting hurricanes. And of course when this downturn hits, some will have to decide to sell up that abode in Andalusia and go sometimes to Asda, instead of M&S or Waitrose.
Thursday 11 September 2008
Supermarket chain Morrisons today said its value ranges had helped it bring in half a million more customers every week as hard-pressed shoppers looked to cut food bills.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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