Tesco could be prosecuted for displaying out-of-date promotions on its shelves

Tesco could be prosecuted for out-of-date labels

By James Ridler

Tesco’s failure to remove out-of-date promotional labels from its shelves is a criminal regulatory offence, which could lead to fines – and even imprisonment of individuals found guilty, a law firm has claimed.

Walkers Snack’s Spell & Go ad was banned by the ASA

ASA bans ‘misleading’ Walkers ad

By James Ridler

Crisp manufacturer Walkers Snacks’s Spell & Go holiday competition was deemed “misleading and likely to cause unnecessary disappointment”, by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The volume of UK grocery products on promotion fell 0.7% in 2012, IRI claimed

Promotions at tipping point

By Rod Addy

Grocery promotions are failing across Europe, with retailers and manufacturers increasingly having to revisit strategy to maintain margins, according to a report from market analyst IRI.

Shopping with confidence. Prices and promotions should be fair and meaningful, said the OFT

OFT price promotions plan ‘doesn’t go far enough’

By Mike Stones

Consumer watchdog Which? says the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) clarification to retailers on how to correctly advertise and promote discounted prices for food and drink doesn’t go far enough.

Deal breakers

Deal breakers

By Rod Addy

A dramatic increase in retailers’ promotional activity in the past five years shows no sign of abating and could bring down processors if...


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