Chancellor George Osborne has listened to the drink industry, and cancelled alcohol duty rises and cut beer by 1p a pint, an extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers. Unfortunately Chancellor, this won’t be enough to stop the duty-free booze-cruisers or to fill our empty pubs, you’ll need to slash duty far more than mere sip if you want to do that! Read more
At Number 1 is Waitrose.
Score: 9.5 /10
Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost! Read more
The Olympics are over, but Lord Coe – wants families to take advantage of the legacy left by London 2012. If you would like your family to be part of the ‘Olympic gold haul in Rio and beyond, you may find your shopping list, for your weekly Usain Bolt-like trolley-dash, requires a bit of a tweak! The below may help a little with this lifestyle change.
We have all now become accustomed to the heady aroma and flavour wafting from our many coffee shops, and the upside to this is that more shoppers are experimenting with fresh rather than instant coffee. This experimentation for most coffee drinkers is still as an occasional treat rather than the norm. End of. Read more
Know your Sugar – Yes… we all know that too much sugar can seriously damage your health but, if you are hooked on its sweet taste, it’s difficult to resist the products that are swimming in it. But we all have to try that little bit harder if we want to stay healthy.
Food labelling has certainly got better over the last twenty years, but there are still plenty of unhelpful nutritional labels on the shelves that list sugar under the umbrella term of carbohydrate! Not helpful if you need to reduce your sugar for health or dietary reasons. All shoppers should question why there is no sugar value! Are they worried that displaying a high sugar value will affect sales? Why won’t they let shopper make an informed choice? Shop smart. Check the nutritional labels of comparable product or quickly scan it with Can I Eat It? iPhone app.