Consumer spending

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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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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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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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Global stock markets head for steepest weekly fall since 2020 as recession fears rise – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

17, Jun, 2022 @12:19 PM

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Asos warns on profits amid ‘significant increase’ in customer returns
Sharp share sell-off as retailer says inflation is giving customers second thoughts about purchases

Julia Kollewe and Kalyeena Makortoff

16, Jun, 2022 @10:51 AM

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UK shoppers cutting back even on essentials, warns Poundland owner
Pepco says ‘acute spike in inflation’ and lack of wage rises forcing consumers to spend less

Sarah Butler

09, Jun, 2022 @10:49 AM

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UK credit card debt is ballooning for all the wrong reasons
In normal times consumers spend for gratification – in this cost of living crisis they are spending out of desperation

Phillip Inman

31, May, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Most small firms fear long-term fallout from UK’s cost of living crisis
Half worry rocketing prices will cut spending, while three in four fear long-term damage to businesses

Joanna Partridge

29, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Britons cut spending on streaming services amid cost-of-living squeeze
Fewer card and direct debit transactions made between 1 and 30 April, says Nationwide

Rupert Jones

23, May, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Retail sales in Great Britain jump despite soaring inflation
Part of April increase may be down to people staying in to save money, says ONS

Larry Elliott Economics editor

20, May, 2022 @7:41 AM

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A view from the checkout: ‘baby milk is now security tagged’
Jane Jones, a supermarket worker from Flintshire, Wales, tells how desperate customers are stealing everyday things

As told to Sarah Butler

18, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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