Tag: supermarkets

Are you tempted by discount store batteries?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 6 October 2014
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Disposable battery prices vary a huge amount. Plump for a big brand and a four-pack could set you back over £5. Walk into a discount store and a packet of 12 could be yours for just £1. But are you tempted by them? (more about the discount batteries...)

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Tempting treats are cleared from the tills at Aldi

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 27 August 2014
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old fashioned sweets

Sweets at supermarket checkouts have been a bugbear for many people - whether enticing you to back down on your good intentions or, more overtly, encouraging your children to pester you to buy them. (more about treats at the checkout...)

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Barmy special offers: spotted any in your supermarket lately?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 July 2014
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Special offer hanging on a fishing hook

Did you catch last night’s Supermarket Wars documentary on Dispatches? Presenter Harry Wallop explored how the supermarkets compete on price, meet our online demands and use special offers to lure us in… (more about supermarket wars...)

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Do you splash the cash on so-called ‘superfoods’?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 21 July 2014
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I regularly read news stories about the next superfood that will change my life, but are they really worth splashing out on? Find out how much you could save by swapping pricey superfoods for cheaper alternatives. (read more about cheaper superfoods...)

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Which shops play the most annoying background music?

by , Which? Magazine Deputy Editor Consumer Rights 5 July 2014
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Fingers in ears

We’ve had lots of requests to cover annoying music in shops, from radio stations in supermarkets to pop hits in tech stores. So we want to know which shops and music irritates you the most. (more about annoying music...)

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Your view: supermarket budget range foods

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 27 June 2014
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Shopper carrying supermarket basket

Our Shefalee has been fishing for your views on budget food. Do you put supermarket budget ranges in your shopping basket? Here’s a round-up of some of your comments. (your view on budget ranges...)

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Do you buy budget range food?

by , Senior Food Researcher Energy & Home 18 June 2014
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Food prices can

We’re planning an investigation later this year on the differences between supermarket budget, standard and premium food ranges and we want to hear your experiences. Are you buying more budget food? (more about budget food...)

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Your view: remarks on regulation

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 4 May 2014
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Speech bubbles

We invited Vince Cable to explain what the Government is doing to put consumers at the forefront of regulation. The debate was quickly in full swing, so we've rounded up some of your best comments. (more about regulation..)

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Is it an Aldi fish or a Saucy fish? A fishy tale continues…

by , Parliamentary Manager Consumer Rights 3 May 2014
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One year on from our last copycat packaging debate and the Government is consulting on making it easier for companies to take action against other firms they feel copy their packs. What do you think about copycats? (more about copycat packaging...)

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Vince Cable: ‘Getting the fair deal you deserve’

by , Business Secretary Consumer Rights 1 May 2014
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Vince Cable

In his second guest post for our site, Business Secretary Vince Cable reviews how the Government is tackling regulation to improve the rail networks, the energy market and shopping at your local supermarket... (more about regulatory reform...)

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We investigate supermarket tactics that make you buy more

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 16 April 2014
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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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