Why aren’t drivers buying more petrol when prices are low?

Petrol prices might have fallen in recent months but drivers are still spending less on fuel, the AA reveals.

Official figures show an average 4.2% dip in sales in the final quarter of 2013 compared with the last three months of 2012.

Supermarket filling stations suffered a 4.9% reduction in sales, while other retailers sold 3.6% less petrol. At the same time, the typical price of a litre of petrol in the UK fell from 138.38p to ...

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Price of supermarket fuel set to fall again

Supermarket chains Asda and Tesco have announced they will reduce the price of their fuel by 2p a litre.

The reductions, which will affect both petrol and diesel, will come into effect from Tuesday, offering motorists a positive mid-winter surprise.

The first to announce a price cut was Asda, which said that petrol would be sold at no more than 126.7p a litre, with diesel selling for no more than 133.7p a litre - the lowest ...

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Wonky fruit highlights the war on supermarket food waste

The war on supermarket food waste has been stepped up this week with Tesco claiming fussy customers need to be educated on food waste.

Matt Simister, the company's food sourcing director, says such consumers often throw misshapen fruit and vegetables in the bin despite it being fine to eat, as they will only take the "cream of the crop".

He told the House of Lords European Union sub-committee on agriculture that Tesco is considering options to rescue ...

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Tesco reveals 35% of bagged salad ends up in Brits’ bins

Tesco reveals 35% of bagged salad ends up in Brits' bins Tesco will bring an end to food promotions on bagged salad after it found 68% of produce grown for the purpose goes to waste, with more than a third ending up in household bins. The supermarket giant will replace multi-buys on large bags with mix-and-match promotions on smaller bags. It plans to no longer state 'display until' dates on fresh fruit and vegetables, reduce the size of cases in stores and the amount of bread on display. Almost half of its bakery items go to waste, while the same ...

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Tesco apologise over ‘gay best friend’

Food giant Tesco has issued an apology over the 'gay best friend' inflatable product which was removed from their website after customer complaints. Promising potential customers that the doll would be honest when asked 'does my bum look big in this?', the online description also said that it was suitable for children. A Tesco spokesman said: 'This product was uploaded to the website by a third party seller but was removed from sale immediately because we found it offensive. The webpage should have been removed at that time and we are looking into why it is still visible two months ...

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Tesco enters the tablet battle – at £119

Tesco's new seven-inch tablet computer, the Hudl, goes on sale next week.

Next Monday's launch is being seen by industry experts as a major move, with the supermarket giant going head-to-head with the Kindle and iPad armed with its £119 Android-operated gadget.

It aims to attract customers who might have ruled out buying a tablet, with chief executive Philip Clarke claiming: "The digital revolution should be for the many, not for the few."


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Can Tesco’s foray into the tablet market help sales?

Tesco is reportedly planning its own tablet computer before Christmas. But can the supermarket's alleged move into the market help them win back ground from competitors after losing ground on book and DVD sales?

The £100 tablet is believed to come pre-loaded with content and apps including Tesco's new movie, music and e-book subscription service Blinkbox, a report in The Times newspaper suggests. The move is part of an extensive turnaround strategy that has already seen it buy family-friendly restaurant chain Giraffe and Harris + ...

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Is Tesco set to finally tackle food waste?

Even in the UK's economic downturn, the average household can still afford to throw away almost £700 worth of food each year, it seems.

Grocery chiefs say this level is unsustainable, especially as demand soars with the global population expected to hit nine billion by the end of the decade.

But does a new campaign by Tesco mean that Britain is finally going to address the problem of supermarket food waste? The UK's biggest supermarket will launch its ...

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