Officially, the cost of living is under control. So why doesn't it feel like that?
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Thursday 10 December 2009
Most graduates dread the day when they find themselves wandering the budget supermarket aisles seeking out cheap fortified wine but for Francesca Haynes, 27, it's a dream come true.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Supermarket giant Tesco reported signs of improving consumer confidence today as it geared up for the Christmas sales battle.
Thursday 03 December 2009
Monday 09 November 2009
Sunday 08 November 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
A two-store grocer in north London will today take a stand against the UK’s biggest supermarkets which are waging a price war on bananas that threatens to do lasting damage to plantation workers in developing countries.
Saturday 31 October 2009
Chances are that Lego will find its way back into children's stockings this Christmas, along with other old-fashioned toys that the internet age had threatened to confine to history.
Saturday 10 October 2009
Activity in the credit card market is warming up as we start to think about those all-important Christmas shopping purchases.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Outlook Back to the drawing board for Aldi and Lidl, the discount grocers that seemed poised to break through in the UK as recession-stretched shoppers turned to supermarkets offering the lowest prices. The latest TNS data on the groceries market, shows that while both are still expanding in the UK, their rates of growth have slowed markedly. Or, to put that another way, neither group is hanging on to all the shoppers that flooded into their stores at the end of last year.
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Supermarket shoppers' "recession panic" could be coming to an end as research today showed strong quarterly growth for Waitrose while discounters lost momentum.
Sunday 16 August 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
The managing director of Aldi UK and Ireland has stepped down after 20 years at the discounter. Armin Burger, the chief executive of Aldi Austria, has already replaced Paul Foley.
Wednesday 05 August 2009
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Britain's competition watchdog insisted that supermarkets should be independently regulated after finding evidence they abused their dominance by acting aggressively towards suppliers.
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