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London's FTSE markets climbed on Tuesday morning as investors received another boost from falling food inflation but oil giant BP slumped after a poor set of results.
UK inflation is beginning to ease, but food prices are still accelerating at one of the fastest paces on record, new research out today shows. Annual shop price inflation, calculated by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and NielsenIQ, dropped slightly to 7.3 per cent last month from 7.4 per cent in November. Despite the drop, [...]
Burrito chain Tortilla Mexican Grill has revealed it swung to a loss last year as it came under pressure from “unprecedented” food and energy costs, and avoided raising its prices above inflation. The fast-casual restaurant chain insisted its sales have benefited from consumers opting for value-for-money meals over dining out at restaurants. Its revenues jumped [...]
Falling food prices are expected to help bring down the annual rate of inflation in September.
Premier Foods' boss: "We know how challenging the past year has been for many consumers and so it's good to see the rate of input cost inflation falling."
Shoppers are opting for frozen meat and meals like pizza and chips as food price inflation continues to add hundreds of pounds to households’ grocery shops. New figures from research firm Kantar showed frozen food sales were ticking up in British supermarkets. Frozen poultry like chicken and game meats increased in the three months to [...]
Where interesting people say interesting things. Today it’s Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of economics, cross-asset & quant research and UK head of research at Societe Generale Fashionomics: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Since the dawn of time, clothing has been an important part of our human experience. We lost our fur at least [...]
Premier Foods’ revenues continue to rise despite inflation, as the cost of living crisis pushes consumers towards cheaper brands. The London-listed food group, which owns Batchelors, Bisto and Lloyd Grossman brands, has continued to perform well under economic pressure in the UK and across the world. Group revenue rose more than six per cent to [...]
Food inflation cooled slightly in May as lower energy and commodity costs finally showed signs of filtering down to consumers. According to data by the British Retail Consortium, grocery inflation fell to 15.4 per cent in during the month, down from 15.7 per cent in April – but remained the second highest inflation rate in [...]
Mr. Kipling maker Premier Foods said that it now believes that the recent period of significant input cost inflation has “now passed its peak”, with the group no longer planning for further price increases during the year. It comes as inflation fell to its lowest level this year of 7.9 per cent, giving shoppers hope [...]
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