Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?
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Friday 11 November 2011
1. Roi de Trefle Camembert
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Aldi and its fellow discount grocers are raking it in at the till at the expense of the big four supermarkets, with new figures confirming that cash-strapped consumers are increasingly trading down in their hunt for bargains.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
I'm concerned about Jane Horrocks. She's being typecast, or so it seems to me. First that Tesco advert – you know the one, from the mid Nineties, the one she said paid for her home ("Tesco Towers") and stopped her having to do dross TV. That's as opposed to her new series for Sky1, Trollied, which, presumably, she doesn't think is dross TV. It's about a supermarket called Valco ("Valco serves you right!") and good old Jane plays interim deputy manager Julie. See? Typecasting. Horrocks obviously screams aisle four from a mile off, though I doubt she'd thank you for saying it. After all, it was her who in a recent promotional interview claimed to find shopping in Tesco "a little scary" because "you can have rather a lot of chavs" in there.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Asda, the UK's second-biggest supermarket, appears to be fighting back against the market leader, Tesco, with an improved performance in the converted Netto stores it has acquired.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The reality of how Britain's "squeezed middle" are managing their weekly shopping was laid bare yesterday by closely watched grocery data, with discount chains such as Aldi and Lidl and, at the other end of the spectrum, Waitrose benefiting from the spending patterns of "two nations".
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
Ministers are poised to publish a draft Bill which would give a new supermarket ombudsman powers to prevent Britain's 10 biggest grocers from bullying their suppliers.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Tuesday 26 April 2011
The future of the Tesco Express at the centre of a riot in Bristol last week is to be assessed today.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Sales growth in the grocery market slowed "sharply" last month but the discounters Aldi and Lidl have continued their strong recent recovery.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Lidl and its rival discounter Aldi left the bigger supermarkets lagging behind with double-digit sales growth over the last three months as consumers sought bargains the face of rising prices.
Monday 07 February 2011
As an editor, the fact that you can’t please all of the people all of the time is something you learn pretty quickly.
Monday 24 January 2011
A man has been arrested after a woman was attacked with a meat cleaver.
Sunday 23 January 2011
A woman who offered a lift to a lost man was subjected to a brutal attack with a meat cleaver, police said.
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