Tag: Office for National Statistics

Nielsen reckons there will be a strong performance over Christmas despite the rising costs.

Hope for the Golden Quarter at Christmas, say analysts

The worst of inflation appears to be easing, according to official figures. And despite high prices, analysts are predicting a strong Christmas performance.
Headshot of David Lonsdale director of the SRC.

Business rates freeze urged by SRC

Scottish retailers could face a £43million tax hike after the latest inflationary data from the Office for National Statistics – and the Scottish Retail Consortium is now calling for a business rates freeze.
Food and Drink Federation Scotland chief executive David Thomson.

Support for the sector is demanded of the new FM

Food and Drink Federation Scotland has demanded more support for producers in Scotland as food inflation breaks a new record high.
A shopper looks at receipts in a supermarket

Food pushes inflation up

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that rising food prices were the second largest contribution to the increase in inflation.

Consumers cutting back

Consumers have been cutting back on their shops as inflation pushes into the double digits.
Food supplies in cupboard

Variation in food inflation

Experimental Office for National Statistics data have found considerable variation when it comes to food and drink price inflation among lowest-priced foods.

Vaping can soar in store

As more and more adult smokers make the switch, opportunities open up for convenience retailers

Soft drinks contribute £11bn

BRITAIN’S soft drinks industry, under fire from some health activists who want to cut public use of sugar, sustains over 340,000 jobs and contributes...
Hot chocolate joins basket

Hot chocolate joins basket

BLUEBERRIES, white rum and hot chocolate are just some of the new items in the Office for National Statistics’ “inflation basket”, the collection of...