Tag: supermarkets

We investigate supermarket tactics that make you buy more

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 16 April 2014
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Supermarket

It’s no secret that when you visit a supermarket intending to buy a loaf of bread it’s easy to leave with three air fresheners and some asparagus instead. But you may not know why… (more about supermarket psychology...)

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Do you swear at self-service checkouts?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 23 February 2014
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Self-service checkout

Frustration with self-service checkouts has led to a third of British shoppers swearing at these machines. Have you reached the end of your tether with a self-service checkout? (more about self-service checkouts...)

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For and against switching supermarkets to Aldi

by , Which? Magazine Editor Energy & Home 20 February 2014
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Aldi balloon

Have you had that conversation about Aldi/Lidl yet (delete as applicable)? The one where the converted shopper explains how much they saved on their weekly shop by ‘giving it a try’… (more about Aldi...)

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Do you question your supermarket’s pricing tactics?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 18 February 2014
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Special offer campaign labels

You may be a shopper who follows a list, compares prices and doubts every offer. Or you may just sling things in a basket and hope for the best. But however you shop, working out what’s cheapest is not always easy. (more on supermarket pricing tactics...)

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Jo Swinson: how together we made supermarkets price it right

by , Consumer Affairs Minister Consumer Rights 11 December 2013
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Food on supermarket shelves

Jo Swinson has been working with the supermarkets and Which? to make food prices clearer and easier to compare. In this guest post, Jo shares the progress they’ve made and plans for the future. (more about supermarket prices...)

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Clear the supermarket shelves of misleading multibuys

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 19 November 2013
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Special offer campaign labels

From daft special offers to dodgy discounts – does your supermarket send you off your trolley with its pricing tactics? Our latest Which? campaign is calling on the supermarkets to Make Special Offers Special. (more about special offers...)

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Do you pay attention to supermarket price matching schemes?

by , Home Researcher Consumer Rights 23 October 2013
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Shopping trolley whizzing through supermarket

Your supermarket shopping receipt says: ‘We’ve compared prices with our rivals, and you saved money by shopping here.’ But do supermarkets’ price-match schemes have any influence on where you shop? (more about supermarket price matching...)

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Sudafed capsules exactly the same as own-brand medicines

by , Home Researcher Consumer Rights 27 September 2013
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Tablets

Most of us probably know that big-brand medicines often contain the same active ingredients as cheaper brands. But what if big-brand medicines were completely identical to the supermarket versions? (more about Sudafed...)

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Can bulk buying batteries really save you money?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 25 September 2013
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Batteries

Whenever I pass batteries in the supermarket, there’s usually a Bogof offer on display. These often tempt me bulk buy, with the assumption that my battery stockpile would work just as well if I held on to them. (more about bulk buying batteries...)

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Tesco fined £300k for a misleading special offer!

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 20 August 2013
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Strawberry with special offer sticker

Tesco has been fined £300,000 for a misleading special offer on strawberries – our research and your input have helped with this case. Have you spotted any similarly misleading supermarket special offers? (more about Tesco...)

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Fed up waiting? Join the queue!

by , Travel Editor Transport & Travel 17 August 2013
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Cartoon of a queue

Every day I wait in queues. On the way to work, I stand in a bus queue. Shopping for dinner, I end up in a supermarket queue. You can’t even escape queues when you're on holiday… (more about queues...)

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We want healthy multibuys not just multi-pies

by , Advocacy Assistant Consumer Rights 3 July 2013
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Pies

It's been reported that the government wants supermarkets and food makers to put more effort into promoting healthier products. Wouldn’t it be nice if multibuy promotions weren’t just for pizzas, pies and pop? (more about multibuys...)

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Food traffic light labels – the big switch on

by , Chief Policy Adviser Consumer Rights 19 June 2013
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A green traffic light

It’s a big day for healthy choices – the new food traffic light label scheme has been announced. Have you spotted any red, amber or green labels on your favourite products? (more about traffic light labels...)

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