Retail industry

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Lavazza in talks with UK retailers as coffee bean costs jump 80%
Coffee maker’s move comes as brands struggle with inflation on energy, freight costs and ingredients

Sarah Butler

30, Jun, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Tesco faces shortage of Heinz products after row over rising prices
Heinz pauses supplies of key products including ketchup and baked beans, leaving shelves empty

Sarah Butler

29, Jun, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Fashion brands pause use of sustainability index tool over greenwashing claims
H&M has suspended its use of product labelling tool, The Higg Materials Sustainability Index

Fleur Britten

28, Jun, 2022 @6:48 PM

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£5bn Boots sale abandoned as potential buyers struggle to raise funds
UK’s biggest chemist to stay with Walgreens Boots Alliance as market turmoil makes debt-funded takeovers difficult

Jasper Jolly

28, Jun, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Sainsbury’s boss says shoppers are turning to cheaper frozen foods
Customers changing their behaviour in response to cost of living crisis, says Simon Roberts

Joanna Partridge

28, Jun, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Cancelled flight? Shoddy clothing? Disappointing meal? Blame skimpflation, the hidden curse of 2022
Reluctant to raise prices, refusing to sacrifice profits, travel companies, retailers and restaurateurs are cutting corners wherever they can, usually without telling their customers. Is poor quality the new normal?

Zoe Wood

28, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sainsbury’s under new pressure to pay living wage for all workers
Queen’s bank Coutts plus Coal Pensions Board join others such as L&G and HSBC backing resolution for £9.90 an hour

Sarah Butler

26, Jun, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Almost half of adults in Great Britain cut back on food spending – ONS
Smaller grocery bills amid rising cost of living behind 0.5% drop in May, says ONS

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jun, 2022 @3:21 PM

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UK and US consumer confidence hits record low; Britons cut back on food shopping – as it happened
Retail sales across Britain dropped in May and consumer morale continues to slide

Graeme Wearden

24, Jun, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Not just any building: why plans for the M&S flagship store hit a raw nerve
Bid to raze and rebuild Oxford St store stirs debate over carbon footprints and future development of UK high streets

Sarah Butler

24, Jun, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Tough summer ahead for retailers as UK consumer confidence hits rock bottom
Analysis: Shoppers will be counting their pennies, with inflation predicted to hit 11%

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jun, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Ministry of Sound to convert House of Fraser store into gym and offices
Nightclub group says new venue at west London shopping centre will host ‘fitness raves’

Sarah Butler

22, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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