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Shop price inflation up

Overall shop price inflation was up 2.2% in December, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index.

Supermarket ombudsman bad for customers, says BRC

Customers would be the ultimate losers from an expensive and unnecessary supermarket ombudsman, said the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Sainsbury's offers reduced personal loan rate

Sainsbury's Finance is offering its shoppers a reduced personal loan rate of 7.9% APR Typical and double Nectar points on their shopping for two years when applying with a Nectar card between 29th December 2009 and 28th February 2010.

Christmas Eve spending rush

Many people have left their Christmas shopping until the last minute, with up to 13.3 million people planning to hit the shops on Christmas Eve, according to new research from Sainsbury's Credit Cards.

Cash machine withdrawals could reach record amounts

Sainsbury's Finance estimates that £10.6 billion will be withdrawn from ATMs this December. This equates to around £341 million a day, £14.2 million an hour or £237,100 a minute.

Brits admit being abusive while shopping

Christmas shopping could be a bad-tempered affair this year as new research reveals that 21 million Brits have shouted at or verbally abused staff and fellow consumers because they have lost their temper whilst shopping.

Know your rights before you hit the shops

With fewer than 15 shopping days left until Christmas and many people buying the latest must-have gadgets and toys or looking forward to the sales, the Know Your Consumer Rights campaign is reminding shoppers to be aware of their rights.

Battle for Christmas food market kicks off this weekend

The battle to win this year's high street Christmas food market is being fought on the party snacks front and will officially kick off this weekend.

Barclays predicts record Christmas spending

Shoppers are expected to shun the economic downturn in favour of festive cheer this December with record amounts set to be spent on the UK's high streets.

Don’t leave Christmas shopping on car back seat

New research suggests motorists are becoming complacent about car crime, revealing fewer motorists are worried about their car being stolen or broken into than they were last year.

Sainsbury's launches world's largest electric van fleet

Sainsbury's has announced it is to purchase 50 electric vans for its online grocery delivery service. When added to the existing fleet of 20, the supermarket will have the largest fleet of electric vans in the world according to UK manufacturer, Smith Electric Vehicles.

Thrifty Brits cut back this Christmas

As the second Christmas of the UK's deepest recession approaches, a study by Saga Platinum credit card reveals how the British public are budgeting for Christmas.

Asda set to win 2010 World Cup with exclusive FIFA deal

Asda's parent company Walmart has signed a global deal with FIFA to operate official 2010 FIFA World Cup event stores in outlets across the world.

Iceland Foods delivering Christmas with new Volvo FM’s

Iceland Foods delivering Christmas with new Volvo FM’s

Seventy new Volvo FM artics are helping value retailer Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd to deliver goods for Christmas to its 700 plus stores. The FM’s which were ordered from and supplied by North West England Dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials take Volvo’s share of the Iceland fleet up to around 60%.

New reward credit card for voucher hungry shoppers

This week, (from 2nd December), American Express will be issuing a new credit card, where reward points earned on spending can be redeemed for vouchers or gift cards at many of the UK's leading high street retailers.