Tag: supermarkets

No more unexpected item in the bagging area

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 2 August 2015
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Tesco says it’s making its self-service checkouts ‘friendlier and more helpful’ – no more being told there’s an ‘unexpected item in bagging area’. But will the changes make you more likely to use them? (more about supermarket self-service checkouts ...)

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We’re writing to supermarkets about misleading pricing tactics

by , Campaigns officer Consumer Rights 31 July 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

A couple of weeks ago we reported on Convo the result of an inquiry into misleading and unclear pricing in supermarkets. We’d now like to hear from the supermarkets what they’ll do to tackle these problems. (more about supermarket pricing ...)

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Have we fallen out of love with the big weekly shop?

by , Conversation Editor Money 21 July 2015
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Fruit on shop shelf with no prices

The big weekly shop. For many of us Saturday mornings used to mean a family trip to an out-of-town superstore where we squabbled over what to eat that week – before carting home an improbable amount of food. (more about the big weekly shop ...)

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Supermarkets must clean up their act on pricing practices

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 16 July 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

Supermarkets must act - and quickly - to clean up their misleading pricing tactics after an official investigation found there were hundreds of misleading offers on their shelves every day. (more about misleading supermarket special offers ...)

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Your view: supermarket self-service checkouts

by , Conversation Moderator Consumer Rights 7 June 2015
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Woman using calculator in supermarket

Supermarket self-service checkouts - love ‘em or hate ‘em it’s clear many of you have strong views. More than 100 of you have so far commented on our Convo on the subject and more than 1,100 have voted in our poll. (more about self-service checkouts ...)

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Misleading special offers still on supermarket shelves

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 20 May 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

It’s been nearly a month since we submitted our super-complaint on supermarket pricing, and we’re still finding more evidence of misleading pricing tactics on supermarket shelves. (more about supermarket special offers ...)

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Why I hate supermarket self-service checkouts

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 18 May 2015
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Waiting at a self-service checkout

Self-service checkouts - they seem to be on an unstoppable rise in supermarkets, banks and other stores. I hate them - am I just a Luddite trying to hold back the tide of progress? (more about self-service checkouts ...)

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Why I hate supermarket sliced and packaged bread

by , Deputy Home and Garden Editor Energy & Home 12 May 2015
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Why I hate supermarkets

There is a huge array of plastic-wrapped sliced pap in supermarkets that tries to pretend it’s bread. But I know better. My breadmaker produces a loaf that has a gorgeous crust and a tasty, soft innard that smells divine. (more about making your own bread ...)

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Our super-complaint on dodgy supermarket pricing practices

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 21 April 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

From dodgy multi-buys to shrinking products – it’s time to shelve misleading supermarket pricing tactics for good. That’s why we’ve deployed one of our most powerful legal weapons – a super-complaint. (more about our super-complaint...)

102 people have joined in this Conversation

What do shops have to say about piped music?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 10 April 2015
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Sound

We’ve had more than 1,300 comments about background music in shops, making it our third most commented post of all time. So what do the most complained about shops have to say about it? (more about store music...)

59 people have joined in this Conversation

How many Mini Eggs can you get for £1?

by , Digital Producer Energy & Home 3 April 2015
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Cadbury's Mini Eggs

Products are shrinking; Patrick once counted crisps; and Easter is upon us. I’ve been inspired by all three and tasked myself with answering your burning Easter question – how many Mini Eggs do you get for £1? (more about Mini Eggs...)

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Are shrinking products a sneaky way of increasing prices?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 20 March 2015
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Supermarket trolley

You might remember our debate about smaller creme egg packs. Well, there's more. Not only have we uncovered a host of other everyday shrinking products, the sun's at it too... (more about shrinking products...)

12 people have joined in this Conversation

We’re in a global diet-related health crisis

by , CI's Director General Consumer Rights 15 March 2015
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Frying pan with world map

It’s World Consumer Rights Day and Consumers International is calling on governments to support a global convention to fight diet-related ill health. Here’s Amanda Long on why this is a global crisis. (more about healthy eating...)

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Your view: is your supermarket gripe in the top three?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 11 March 2015
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Half price supermarket offer

There are too many gripes to mention from our last supermarket debate, so I've summed comments on the three that just keep coming up - self-service check-outs, multi-buys and under-stocked shelves. (more about supermarket gripes...)

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