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Bargain hunting is becoming ingrained in UK consumer behaviour with shoppers of all types, including the comfortably-off, looking for good deals. Many shoppers, especially women, say they experience a thrill when they find a bargain.

Rich shoppers want it cheap

WEALTHY British consumers are among the keenest bargain hunters in the nation’s supermarkets and stores and last year launches of economy food and drinks...

One drink to win millions

CCE research finds a single extra drink per household per week would see values jump by almost £800m RECENT years have been good for soft...

Muffins go on a roll

GOOD things come in small packages, apparently. Mintel research on the UK cake market shows volume sales of small cakes grew by 19% between...
Cadbury came out as the younger generation’s most favoured brand.

Old favourites for Y generation

IF you thought today’s young adults valued Facebook, Twitter iOS and Android above all else then you might have to think again. Because, while the...
SILK Cut is getting a minimalist makeover to underline, says brand owner JTI

Silk Cuts the clutter on pack

SILK Cut is getting a minimalist makeover to underline, says brand owner JTI, its positioning as a premium brand. The logo has been tweaked and...
Post office plans click march

Post office plans click march

ROYAL Mail and the Post Office are joining forces to offer a click and collect service at Post Office branches. Royal Mail is currently...
Mark Thomson, Kantar Worldpanel

Scotland sticks with brands

IN a sandwich, toasted under the grill or grated on top of pasta, cheddar remains the most popular type of cheese in Britain, accounting...

Batchelors at the ready

Batchelors has launched its first TV campaign for five years, spending £1.6m to promote its Super range of rice, pasta and noodles. With the...
If teenage girls and early 20-something women make up a large proportion of your store’s customers you might want to stock a fairly wide range of haircare products.

The good hair years

If teenage girls and early 20-something women make up a large proportion of your store’s customers you might want to stock a fairly wide...
The tough times have changed the nation’s spending patterns. Mintel’s British Lifestyle’s report shows which products still help move cash through the country’s tills.

Winners of the credit crunch

The tough times have changed the nation’s spending patterns. Mintel’s British Lifestyle’s report shows which products still help move cash through the country’s tills. SCRAPPY...
CALORIE-counting readers made Slimming World magazine the flavour of year on news stands in 2012.

Mags lose weight – Slimming World tops the charts

CALORIE-counting readers made Slimming World magazine the flavour of year on news stands in 2012. The monthly dieting mag saw its sales rise 11.2% year-on-year...
NEW businesses are finding it hard to borrow start-up funds, according to the Forum of Private Business.

Forum warns on lending

NEW businesses are finding it hard to borrow start-up funds, according to the Forum of Private Business. The BDRC Finance Monitor for SME lending...
Pets are eating better food than their owners, with treats proving particularly recession-proof. UK shoppers spent £239 million on treating their animals in 2012.

It’s a dog’s life and a good life

Petcare becomes key area as dog food sales top £1bn and treats sales soar RECESSION? What recession ask the nation’s dogs, who are enjoying luxury...
Kikkoman found one in three women said their man was a better cook than them

Celeb chefs inspire kitchen blokes

WATCHING Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay rattling their pans on TV has inspired a generation of men to take up cooking. And their ladies...
COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the global problem of obesity”.

Coke ‘part of the solution’ – Calorie counting

COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the...

Cans beat the wet summer

IT may have rained and it may have poured but last year’s summer washout didn’t dampen the spirit of Britain’s soft drinks fans. And...