FOOD prices are going up at their fastest rate for more than three years as the weaker pound takes its toll on British shoppers, according to new research this month.Figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) found food inflation accelerated to 1.4 per cent in May up from 0.9 per cent in April.This consisted in a 1.2 per cent rise in fresh food prices in May, up from 1 per cent the previous month and a steep increase in the prices of ambient food up 1.8 per cent in May from 0.8 per cent in April.Despite the price rises in food, overall UK shopping bills dropped by 0.4 per cent this month compared to a 0.5 per cent fall in April - the shallowest deflation rate since November 2013.Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, said the trends for food and non-food are "two quite different stories".She said that the BRC expects the “general trend of inflation to be upwards over the course of the year, which will squeeze disposable income at a time when wage growth is … [Read more...] about Food prices are going up at the fastest rate for three years – here’s how to cut your grocery shopping bill
THERESA May and her husband have been spotted doing their weekly grocery shop – and it looks like pushing the trolley is the ‘boy’s job’.The couple the snapped in Waitrose in Berkshire earlier this month as they picked up a few things for the house, the Daily Mail reports.The PM, wearing her trademark leopard-print shoes, held the shopping list as they made their way around the supermarket.Philip looked on from behind the shopping cart, his arms filled with Waitrose own brand sea salt and Somerset cider vinegar hand cooked crisps.During an appearance on the One Show earlier this month, the couple discussed who did what chores around the house.Mrs May said: “There’s boy jobs and girl jobs”.And her husband agreed: “I do the traditional boy jobs, by and large.”Taking the bins out was the example they used on the show.But it seems pushing the supermarket trolley also falls under that category. We pay for your stories! Do you have a … [Read more...] about Theresa May and husband Philip do their weekly grocery shop in Berkshire Waitrose – and it looks like the ‘boys job’ is pushing the trolley!
FOOD prices are edging upwards. They're now 0.4 per cent higher than they were in February last year, thanks to the fall in the value of sterling.But competition between the bigger retailers is shielding shoppers from cost increases for the time being, figures show.Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium, which produced the data, said: "It is clear that the significant underlying cost pressures which have been building over the last year are beginning to filter through into shop prices."Global food prices were on average 16 per cent higher at the beginning of this year compared to last, whilst over the same period the value of the pound fell around 15 per cent."While February saw an increase of 0.4 per cent in the prices of food sold in shops, non-food prices were down 1.8 per cent on the previous year.Dickinson said: "Looking further ahead, retailers, who operate in a highly competitive market with narrow margins, will be increasingly hard … [Read more...] about Food is getting more expensive in supermarkets – 10 ways to cut the cost of your grocery shop
BILLIE Faiers proudly showed off her baby bump as she enjoyed a bit of grocery shopping at her local farm in Essex.The former Towie star, 26, was glowing in a simple blue t-shirt, jeggings and silver puffer jacket.She had pulled her golden hair into a loose bun on her head and donned a pair of aviator shades.After she bought a bag full of meat and veg she walked over to her car to head back home.Billie has recently been filming ITVBe show Sam Faiers: Mummy Diaries with her sister.The blonde beauty is already mum to daughter Nelly with her fiance Greg Shepherd and said she can’t wait for baby number two.Earlier this week she was spotted looking stunning in a tight fitted black dress with some knee-high boots as she flashed her engagement ring.The pregnant mum-of-one recently revealed that she wants ten 'Baby Pauls' like her sister Sam's firstborn.The blonde, who is due in March, admits the laid-back nature of her sibling’s son makes her crave a little boy and … [Read more...] about Billie Faiers shows off her growing baby bump as she goes grocery shopping
Gardai are hunting for a man who punched a 77-year-old pensioner in the face in a horrific road rage attack.The man, who is from Manorcunningham, Donegal, was brutally assaulted in his car close to the Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny onHe had just carried out his grocery shopping in the local Aldi store on the Neil T Blaney Road and was returning home when he heard someoneThe man thought it was someone he knew and went to speak to the man.However, when he realised they did not know each other, words were exchanged.The pensioner got into his car but seconds later his car door was opened and the other driver, a man in his 30s, punched him in the face.The force of the punch sent the pensioner sprawling across the car and he fell into the passenger seat.His attacker drove off at speed and a number of other motorists came to the man’s aid.It is understood that two young men in their 20s may have caught the incident on their phones.The pensioner’s grand-daughter said he went … [Read more...] about Road rage thug brutally attacked Donegal pensioner by punching him in the face while he was grocery shopping