Half of shoppers hunt around for bargains in convenience stores rather buying everything under one roof, according to the latest from IGD’s ShopperVista research.

Heavy discounting by the "big four" supermarkets, who are trying to keep up with the growth of the discounters Aldi and Lidl, means the grocery market has been pushed into deflation, according to the latest figures from leading market analyst Kantar Worldpanel, released yesterday.

Business confidence continues to grow in the UK’s foodservice sector as more than two-thirds of operators report an increase in food sales year-on-year.

Moy Park Foodservice has extended its SnaX Factor competition deadline to November 28 to give pub chefs more time to submit a winning bar snack idea and scoop £1,000 cash and more than £20,000 worth of free product. 

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