Shoppers are being misled by supermarket promotions, says CMA report

Supermarket pricing tactics ‘misleading’, says CMA

By Nicholas Robinson

The competition watchdog has ruled that some supermarkets have misled consumers in pricing, just a day after the German discounter Aldi pledged not to force manufacturers to fund its promotions.

'Dodgy' supermarket pricing tactics could cost shoppers millions: Which?

Supermarket pricing ‘misleads’ shoppers: Which?

By Michael Stones

Supermarkets’ ‘misleading pricing policies’ have been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the form of ‘a super complaint’ by the consumer pressure group Which?

Sainsbury said Q4 volume sales increased for the first time in more than a year

Sainsbury Q4 analysis

Sainsbury cuts discounters’ price lead

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury cut the price gap between it and discount retailers such as Aldi and Lidl in its fourth financial quarter (Q4), reflecting the discounters’ flagging momentum, a leading analyst has claimed.

Kingsmill profits will be down - ABF

Kingsmill profits will be down – ABF

By Nicholas Robinson

Intense competition in the UK bakery market will hit Kingsmill’s profits this year, according to the brand’s owner Associated British Foods (ABF).

Cost variations hit the UK pig sector

Tulip boss calls for pig price monitoring tool

By Nicholas Robinson

The UK will never be self-sufficient in pork production and needs a price monitoring tool to make it more competitive in a global market, a senior industry executive has claimed.

Consumers want lower prices not special offers, according to IGD research

IGD convention 2014

Boost declining sales with lower prices, retailers told

By Nicholas Robinson

Supermarkets must work on lowering prices instead of relying on promotions, if they are to boost their declining sales, delegates at IGD’s annual Convention were told yesterday (October 7).

Almost 90% of consumers pledged to pay more for Fairtrade bananas

UK consumers would pay more for Fairtrade bananas

By Laurence Gibbons

Almost 90% of UK consumers have pledged to pay more for Fairtrade bananas, if the extra cost benefited farmers and workers’ lives, according to a new survey by the Fairtrade Foundation.

Consumer minister Jo Swinson praised supermarkets for making prices clearer, less than a month after Which? complained about 'dodgy discounts'

Supermarkets praised for clearer pricing by government

By Michael Stones

Britain’s top 10 supermarkets have been praised by a government minister for making pricing clearer and simpler for consumers, less than a month after consumer watchdog Which? accused them of “dodgy discounts and misleading multi-buys”.

Slip up in the shops: 'Occasional errors do slip through,' admitted a spokesman, commenting on the autheniticity of price promotions

Supermarkets are guilty of ‘dodgy discounts’: Which?

By Michael Stones

Supermarkets should drop their “dodgy discounts and misleading multi-buys” and be more open with consumers who are increasingly worried about rising food prices, according to consumer watchdog Which?


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